Industry files for judicial review over lack of compensation in private copying exception

Tom Pakinkis

The Musicians’ Union, BASCA and UK Music have launched an application for a judicial review of the Government’s introduction of a private copying exception on the basis that the current legislation does not include fair compensation for songwriters, musicians and other rights holders within the creative sector.

While The MU, BASCA and UK Music welcome the purpose of the new measures, namely to enable consumers to make a copy of their legally acquired music, they label the move "bad legislation, ...

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