Copyright Wars: Frozen Conflict?

Author: Ian Hargreaves (Cardiff University, author of Digital Opportunity: A Review of IP and Growth)

A reflection upon the review of the IP framework which took place in 2010/11 and resulted in a range of reforms to UK copyright law and practice in the subsequent four years; along with an assessment of the prospects for copyright reform in the European Union in the coming years. Does the evidence suggest diplomatic progress accompanied by stakeholder adjustment, or diplomatic deep-freeze in the face of implacable stakeholder resistance to change?

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