Copyright consultation event

Event provides local businesses with the opportunity to have their say on plans to modernise the copyright system

Copyright law governs what people are allowed to do with copyright works like books, news articles, music, films, television shows, photographs and more.

In December 2011 the government announced proposals to modernise the copyright system and remove unnecessary barriers to growth. The government is now consulting on these proposals.


This consultation on copyright, which follows the recommendations in the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth, is part of a wider programme of work from the government that includes action to tackle online infringement of copyright and to make sure the copyright system best encourages the creation and use of music, books, video and other copyright material.

Event details

The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) are inviting local businesses to hear about the government’s plans to tackle some of the issues with copyright and to ask questions and comment. The event takes place on Tuesday 7 February 2012 from 10.00 to 12.30 at Invest Northern Ireland Headquarters in Belfast.

There will be a presentation by a representative from the IPO followed by a Q&A session where attendees can ask questions. The IPO hope people will take part in this debate leading to changes that could have a positive impact on their businesses.

The event is free to attend.

You can register to attend the copyright consultation event on the IPO website.