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New Copyright Law in Effect in the U.K.

Law360 (October 31, 2003, 12:00 AM EST) -- With the adoption of the European Union's Copyright Directive, a new copyright regime is in force in the United Kingdom as of Friday.

The Copyright and Related Rights Regulations 2003 implement the Copyright Directive by making amendments to the U.K.'s current cornerstone of copyright law, the 1988 Copyright, Designs and Patents Act, U.K. law firm Masons said on its website, Out-Law.com.

"Under today's changes, rightholders can take action against those individuals who circumvent what the law calls Technological Protection Measures, or TPMs to make unauthorised use...
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