‘The lecture will be delivered by The Hon Mr Justice Richard Arnold, High Court of Justice, Chancery Division, on the topic “The Need for a New Copyright Act: A Case Study in Law Reform”.
There were three United Kingdom Copyright Acts in the twentieth century. It is now 26 years since the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 was passed. The major thesis of this lecture is that it is time for a new Copyright Act. The minor thesis is that we need to re-think our approach to copyright law reform. Both theses are illustrated by the history of UK copyright legislation over the last 140 years.
The evening will be chaired by Professor Johanna Gibson, Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law.
Date: 13th October 2014, 5.00-9.00pm
Location: Derek Willoughby Lecture Theatre, Queen Mary University of London, Charterhouse Square, London EC1M 6BQ
Charge: Free, registration required
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