Sunday, 1 June 2014

Changes in UK copyright law effective from today

The following may be of interest concerning new changes to UK copyright law as of today, which looks set to save archives and libraries a fair few quid.

Three new regulations:

The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Disability) Regulations 2014 - This allows those with a disability or groups representing them to make copies of materials in different formats.

The Copyright and Rights in Performances (Research, Education, Libraries and Archives) Regulations 2014 - Libraries can begin to scan materials and make them available in digital collections.

The Copyright (Public Administration) Regulations 2014 - Public bodies can now publish everything that they hold online.

For a full analysis of what this all means, visit the following article at

(With thanks to @ShirleyBurnham and @fleming77)


Now available for UK research is the new second edition of the best selling Tracing Your Family History on the Internet: A Guide for Family Historians, whilst my new book British and Irish Newspapers is also now out. And FindmyPast - please reinstate the original Scottish census citations on your new site.

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