The UK’s Hargreaves review into copyright laws will be published this morning, and looks set to ignite a new round of debate within the creative industries. We reported on the anticipated Digital Copyright Exchange earlier this week, with the report recommending that a ‘senior figure’ be appointed to oversee its design by the end of next year. According to the BBC, that will include relaxing the rules on parodies, remixes and other spin-off works – it cites YouTube viral hit Newport State of Mind as an example, with the video having been taken down last year due to a request from EMI’s publishing division. Expect arguments today about the review’s recommendation that format-shifting for personal use be legalised to reflect consumer behaviour – we understand that attitudes within UK rightsholder bodies vary from anger to acceptance at the news. Anger? That’s less about people ripping CDs to play on iPods, and more about the impact on cloud music services. Minister Vince Cable is unveiling the report this morning – we advise following the official IP Review Twitter feed (@IP_Review_UK) for first dibs on the document when it’s published. Source: BBC Source: Telegraph

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