Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 7th February 2012.

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Photo of Tristram Hunt Tristram Hunt Labour, Stoke-on-Trent Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) economic research was conducted and (b) advice was sought in preparation of (i) Impact Assessment BIS0315, Protecting copyright exceptions from override by contract and (ii) Impact Assessment BIS0312, Exception for copying of works for use by text and data analysis.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The initial impact assessments published with the current consultation on copyright were developed on the basis of available evidence from a range of sources, including the submissions made to the Hargreaves Review. The Government are now seeking more detailed evidence on the costs and benefits to all parties who could be affected by the proposals, through public consultation.

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