Saturday, November 06, 2010
UK copyright laws to be reviewed, announces Cameron
"Britain's intellectual property laws are to be reviewed to "make them fit for the internet age," Prime Minister David Cameron has announced. He said the law could be relaxed to allow greater use of copyright material without the owner's permission. The announcement was welcomed by internet campaigners who say it will boost small business. But any changes could be resisted by the music and film industries who have campaigned against copyright reform. Speaking at an event in the East End of London, at which he announced a series of investments by IT giants including Facebook and Google, Mr Cameron said the founders of Google had told the government they could not have started their company in Britain"