Useful updates on copyright law

A pretty comprehensive Legal Update on copyright law, changes in the last year or so, useful guidance in official ‘copyright notices’ etc., was produced recently by Sandy Adirondack.

The majority of the material is at, and includes extension to exception for private copying, extension to exception for making accessible copies for disabled people, British Library deposit obligation extended to non-print works.

Basic guidance on copyright law may be produced by the Intellectual Property Office on request, “where there is particular confusion or misunderstanding”. See Copyright Notices page on There is, so far, one on on digital images, photographs and the internet, and another on assignment of copyright. Plus performance of live music, and knitting and sewing patterns. See for links.