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, ...

Login to access this article

To access this article you need to be a subscriber. If you are a subscriber login below.

Start your 4 week Free Trial

Register for a Music Week trial to access this article.

Sign up for your free trial to Music Week, the no 1 weekly trade magazine for anyone who needs to understand the business of music. For four whole weeks we will provide you with great, in-depth journalism that gets right inside the business of music in print and 24/7 online. With both the print and digital edition you will be able to enjoy the whole Premium experience of a subscription to Music Week - absolutely free.

Start your free trial

Subscribe

If you have previously taken a trial you will need to subscribe to access this article.

Subscribe Now
subscribe link free-trial link

follow us...