Copyright: EU Law

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 30th March 2017.

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Photo of Kirsten Oswald Kirsten Oswald Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Armed Forces and Veterans)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what assessment he has made of the effect of proposed changes to EU copyright law on UK firms engaged in the digital economy.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

The Government has examined the Commission’s impact assessment and has carried out its own call for views in order to gather evidence from interested parties. The Government has also held a number of meetings with various sectors of industry, including roundtable meetings which I have hosted. The negotiations are still at an early stage and the Government is engaging with stakeholders to ensure that the copyright system works in the interests of UK creative and digital businesses.

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