Pathé chief fears ‘serious damage’ from Hargreaves

Pathé chief fears ‘serious damage’ from Hargreaves 

Archive companies could be forced out of the UK if the government pushes ahead with changes to copy right legislation, according to the chief executive of British Pathé.

There is mounting concern that the changes to intellectual property laws proposed in the Hargreaves Review, including exceptions to copyright and extended collective licensing, would undermine an archive’s ability to make money by licensing content.

The issue dominated last week’s Focal International Awards ceremony, at which senior figures from across the archive industry issued a series of rallying calls

Source: Broadcast

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