|Probably sooner |
This morning new draft Statutory Instruments on private copying, and quotation and parody have been in fact released. They supersede former draft exceptions [here and here; but are there significant changes?].
Readers will remember that on 1 June last a bunch of new exceptions - including those for public administration, research education libraries and archives, and disability - entered into force, but not those mentioned above.
Following fear that such exceptions had been actually pulled by UK Government [here and here], IP Minister Lord Younger released a statement [here] confirming that proposed private copying, parody caricature and pastiche [here] and broader quotation would be discussed further by the Scrutiny Committee and implemented later than 1 June 2014.
Let's see what happens now.