UK Updates Copyright Laws

The United Kingdom has updated its copyright laws to make copying easier. Their new laws may lay the groundwork for copyright updates in other countries.

The new laws allow personal copying from one device or medium to another; easier educational use of copyrighted material on interactive whiteboards and other technology aimed at distance learning; broader approval for quoting from copyrighted material (with proper attribution); use of copyrighted material in parody; copying of sound recordings, films and broadcasts for non-commercial research and private studying; archiving of irreplaceable permanent content in museums, galleries and libraries; and more.