U.K. May Ease IP Rules On Format-Shifting

Law360, New York (January 10, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- The U.K. Intellectual Property Office has begun examining a number of proposals aimed at reforming the country's copyright laws, including one that would allow consumers to legally transfer music and films onto their computers for personal use.

The consultation process, launched Tuesday, comes after the completion of an independent review of the U.K.'s intellectual property system, which recommended certain reforms.

“Copyright law affects our every day lives whether through the music we listen to, the films we watch and the books we read,” said Lord Triesman,...
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