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UK Intellectual Property Office Responds to Myths About New Act
In case you missed all of the hub bub in the last week over the UK’s new Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act of 2013, at its basic terms it allows for copyright works to be used without the owner’s permission so long as the party using the image does a “diligent” search and tries to find the owner. This new act set off a fire storm of critics, some going as far as to say that this new law effectively abolishes copyright in the UK.