Opinions

Members of the Forum regularly contribute opinions and responses to Government and other consultations.

For a list of recent contributions, please see below.

 

Consultation on proposals to change the UK’s copyright system
The IPFF, together with the ITTT and BILETA, will be preparing a collaborative response to the IPO consultation on proposals to change the UK’s copyright system following the Hargreaves Review of IP and growth and the Government’s response to the review. The consultation period is from 14 December 2011 to 21 March 2012. 

http://www.ipo.gov.uk/consult-2011-copyright.pdf

The response can be found here.

 

IPFF Opinion 2:2008

IPFF OPINION - 4: 2011
Proposed international instrument on limitations and
exceptions for persons with print disabilities

By Professor Charlotte Waelde, Dr Abbe Brown, Shawn H.E. Harmon

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IPFF Opinion 2:2008

IPFF OPINION - 2: 2011
Response to the UK Intellectual Property Office's consultation on amendments to Design legislation Submission by
Ms Jane Cornwell on behalf of the
Intellectual Property Foresight Forum
(21 March 2011)

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IPFF Opinion 2:2008

IPFF OPINION – 1:2011
Response to the Independent Review of Intellectual Property and Growth
Submission by Professor Martin Kretschmer
On behalf of the Intellectual Property Foresight Forum
(4 March 2011)

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Statement on constitutional aspects of the Digital Economy Bill - The Digital Economy Bill and the pre-election "wash up"

 

IPFF Opinion 2:2008

IPFF OPINION – 4:2010
Response by the IP Foresight Forum (a grouping of independent intellectual property academics in the UK) to reconsider the decision not to recommend the introduction of an exception for parody as stated in Taking Forward the Gowers Review of Intellectual Property: Second Stage Consutation on Copyright Exceptions
(31 March 2010)

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IPFF Opinion 2:2008

IPFF OPINION – 3:2009
Response from the Intellectual Property Foresight Forum to the Reflection Document of DG INFSO and DG MARKT:
Creative Content in a European Digital Single Market: Challenges for the Future (22 October 2009)

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IPFF Opinion 2:2008IPFF OPINION – 2:2008
Response by the IP Foresight Forum
to the European Commission’s Green Paper:
Copyright in the Knowledge Economy (November 2008)

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Opposition to copyright term extension for sound recordings.
Posted 30 October 2008

SCRIPT and its co-directors and associates were pleased to support the open letter of 16 June 2008 to Charlie McCreevy opposing the copyright term extension for sound recordings, the joint academic statement on the
evidence "Copyright Stifled? - Why copyright term extension for sound recordings is a very bad idea" and the further joint open academic statement sent to Members of the European Parliament on 27 October 2008.

These were co-ordinated and drafted by Professor Martin Kretschmer of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management at Bournemouth University.  The documents and further information are available at: http://www.cippm.org.uk/publications/index.html.

 

Joint academic statement stating opposition for copyright term extension for sound recordings.
Posted 06 August 2008

SCRIPT and co-directors of SCRIPT were pleased to support the recent open letter to Charlie McCreevy opposing the copyright term extension for sound recordings. The letter was co-ordinated and drafted by Professor Martin Kretschmer of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy and Management at Bournemouth University.

For the joint academic statement on the evidence and list of first signatories see Copyright Stifled? - Why copyright term extension for sound recordings is a very bad idea at:
http://www.cippm.org.uk/publications/index.html

For a follow-up letter to The Times see
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/letters/article4374115.ece

 

UKIPO Consultation

IPFF OPINION – 1:2008
Response by the IP Foresight Forum
(a grouping of independent intellectual
property academics in the UK) to the
UKIPO’s Consultation:
Taking Forward the Gowers Review of
Intellectual Property; Proposed Changes to
Copyright Exceptions

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