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Coadec Appoints Sara Kelly as its First Staffer

Coadec launched 18 months ago as an all-volunteer organisation made up of members of the digital innovation community who wanted to make sure that our voice was heard in the important debates on intellectual property, net neutrality, privacy and the

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Web-Blocking in the U.S.: Lessons from Britain

The American approach to on-line copyright infringement is governed primarily by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA), and in particular its notice-and-takedown procedures. It’s not an ideal piece of legislation, but so far it seems to have been broadly tolerable

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Coadec is Hiring!

After 18 months growing Coadec as an all-volunteer organisation, we’re now in a position to hire our first full-time staffer. Our Policy & Development Manager will be responsible for most aspects of the day-to-day work of Coadec, including policy research,

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Our Submission to the BIS Committee on Hargreaves

As we observed in our most recent post, the Government came through for the digital economy this summer by endorsing wholeheartedly the copyright law reforms proposed by the Hargreaves Review. But now it appears that the music industry’s lobbyists may

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The Government Delivers: A Welcome Response to the Hargreaves IP Report

The Government published its long-awaited response to the Hargreaves IP report this morning, and digital innovators have much to be cheered by. The report’s recommendations have been adopted nearly wholesale, the Government has committed to making them part of law

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Open Letter to the Government on Adopting Hargreaves Recommendations

Late last week, Coadec joined forces with BIMA (the British Interactive Media Association), the BCS (the British Computer Society), TechHub and Bootlaw to send an open letter to a number of leading Government ministers calling for the prompt implementation of

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Photos from “Copyright in the Digital Age”

We had a great event at TechHub last night talking about the Hargreaves report and the prospects for the government to implement its recommendations. A huge thanks to our panellists – Stefan Glaenzer, Professor Hargreaves, Eric Joyce MP, Lord Lucas

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23rd June Event – Copyright in the Digital Age: Will the Government Implement the Hargreaves Recommendations?

Last year, David Cameron appointed Professor Ian Hargreaves to lead a review of how Britain’s intellectual property laws affect growth and innovation in the digital age. After months of research and meetings with stakeholders from a wide range of constituencies,

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Hargreaves IP Report Published, and it’s Good News for the Digital Economy. Now, Will the Government Act?

The much-awaited report of the government’s Independent Review of Intellectual Property and Growth (the Hargreaves Review) was published this morning, and it is a very encouraging development for the digital economy. While the report does not go quite as far as

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Coadec’s Submission to the Hargreaves Panel

The Independent Review of Intellectual Property and Growth, chaired by Professor Ian Hargreaves, has now posted all of the submissions it received as part of its call for evidence. You can read ours at: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ipreview-c4e-sub-cde.pdf The panel is expect to

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