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JISC Briefing: Implementation of the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth

In May 2011, Professor Ian Hargreaves published his Independent review of IP & growth. The 10 recommendations were broadly accepted in the UK Government’s response (402Kb) issued on 3 August 2011. On 14 December 2011, Baroness Wilcox, the Minister for Intellectual Property (IP), launched this UK Government consultation seeking evidence to support specific issues associated with the recommendations. JISC … Read more

Digital Copyright Exchange- call for evidence

What is the Digital Copyright Exchange? The Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth recommended that: “In order to boost UK firms’ access to transparent, contestable and global digital markets, the UK should establish a cross sectoral Digital Copyright Exchange… A range of incentives and disincentives will be needed to encourage rights holders and others … Read more

Made in Digital Britain/ UK

Stuart Dempster, Director of the Strategic Content Alliance, writes on the potential for a national brand on UK-created or originated digital content Could lessons from the past help deliver economic growth and enhance online reputational value for content creators contributing to the ‘digital economy’ in the UK today? Could a ‘Made in Digital Britain/UK’ help us … Read more

New: Maximising online effectiveness

Maximising online resource effectiveness is a new section on the SCA blog dedicated to reports, guides and case studies that summarise the key principles in this increasingly important area and present a condensed version of the highly successful series of workshops commissioned by the Strategic Content Alliance and undertaken by JISC Netskills in 2010. Find … Read more

JISC comments on European draft out-of-commerce works principles

JISC has commented on the European Commission’s draft Key Principles on the Digitisation and Making Available of Out-of-Commerce Works, ahead of a ‘stakeholder dialogue’ meeting on March 25. The substantive points are below, marked in italic, and the comments can be read in full: JISC’s comments on draft Key Principles on the Digitisation and Making … Read more

Wellcome Library joins SCA

Academic research receives a boost this week as the JISC-led Strategic Content Alliance announces the Wellcome Library joins its board. The Wellcome Library is one of the world’s major resources for the study of medical history and provides access to a growing collection of contemporary biomedical information resources relating to consumer health, popular science, biomedical … Read more

Resources: Digital Economy Act and copyright infringement briefing

Today the British Library, JISC and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) are holding a briefing on the Digital Economy Act and the potential ramifications of the copyright infringement clauses for public sector organisations. The speakers include: Robert Day, IT Manager, Cambridgeshire Libraries Robin Fry, Independent Legal Counsel Naomi Korn, IP Consultant Simon Milner, … Read more