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A copyright resource for the Communications and Content industries

These pages were originally developed by the Stationers' Company in 2011, the 300th anniversary year of the Statute of Anne.  They aim to provide a professional resource for those seeking information on the importance and value of Copyright to the UK‘s Creative Industries. They contain articles and submissions by leading industry practitioners, lawyers and academics with practical experience of the importance of Copyright in the UK and the challenges to be faced with the development of the digital usage of copyright material.

They will be of use to all who work, or have an interest, in the protection of intellectual property, whether they be working in the sector, legislators academics, professional commentators or students.

You can also join the copyright-debate on Linked In by following this link.

Up-coming events

The Stationers' Company's Copyright and Intellectual Property Group organises a series of round-table discussion events at Stationers' Hall.

Past events have featured contributions from Dominic Young, Laurence Kaye, David Worlock, James Murdoch, Dr Sarah Thomas, John Howkins, Roger Parry and Kevin Taylor.



Copyright News

The Stationers' Company welcomes news items relating to copyright and intellectual property. Such news items should be sent to Trevor Fenwick, Chairman of our Copyright and Intellectual Property Group, at Comments can be left on the news page and will be moderated by Trevor.  The website can be viewed here


The Stationers' Company welcomes articles relating to copyright and intellectual property. Such articles should be sent to Trevor Fenwick, Chairman of our Copyright and Intellectual Property Group, at You are welcome to make comments on these articles, which will be moderated by Trevor.

Copyright in the Digital Age

A selection of contributions to the Stationers' Company's copyright resource pages was published in November 2010 under the title, Copyright in the Digital Age, edited by Trevor Fenwick and Ian Locks. Copies of this book are available to purchase from Wildy, Simmonds & Hill Publishing at a price of £24.95 by following this link.

Hargreaves Review

Please follow this link for information relating to the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth.

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