Hayleigh Bosher (PhD Candidate in Copyright Law and Copyright Researcher CIPPM, Bournemouth University)

Dinusha Mendis (Associate Professor in Law; Co-Director CIPPM, Bournemouth University)

Contributors to the Resource:

Illustrations: Davide Bonazzi

Editor: Ronan Deazley (Professor of Copyright Law; Founding Director CREATe, University of Glasgow)

Educational Resource Development: Julian McDougall (Director, The Centre for Excellence in Media Practice; Associate Professor in Media & Education; and Principal Examiner Critical Perspectives in Media)

Production: Bartolomeo Meletti (Lead Producer of; CREATe, University of Glasgow)


Kristofer Erickson (Research Fellow; CREATe, University of Glasgow)

Questionnaire Respondents:

The Hon Mr Justice Richard Arnold (British High Court of Justice: Judge)

James Ashby (Guitarist in The Quotes: Musician)

Hugo Cox (PRS for Music: Collecting Society)

DACS (Collecting Society)

Cory Doctorow (former European Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Co-Founded the UK Open Rights Group: Activist)

John Enser (Partner at Olswang LLP: Lawyer)

European Commission (Statements by Neelie Kroes Vice-President of the European Commission, with assistance from DG Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission: EU Regulator)

Benjamin Farrand (Lecturer, University of Strathclyde: Academic)

Google; How Google Fights Piracy Report; September 2013 (Internet Service Provider)

Michael Heaney (Executive Secretary at the Bodleian Libraries: Librarian)

David Hoffman (Founding member of Editorial Photographs UK and Photo-Forum London, Vice Chair of the British Photographic Council: Photographer)

Sir Robin Jacob (Retired Judge and Honorary Professor, University College London: Judge/Academic)

Stavroula Karapapa (Associate Professor, University of Reading: Academic)

Thorsten Lauterbach (Teaching Fellow, Robert Gordon University: Academic)

Miroslav Lucan (Artist, Designer and Photographer, Lucan Art: Photographer)

Nicolas Munn (Deputy Director, Copyright and IP Enforcement, Intellectual Property Office: UK Regulator)

Charles Oppenheim (Professor and Honorary Fellow at Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals: Academic)

Mark Orr (LAB Records: Independent Record Label)

Tim Padfield (Advisor to Archives and Records Association, Copyright Consultant to Bodleian Libraries and author of Copyright for Archivists and Records Managers: Archive Expert)

Will Page (Director of Economics, Spotify: Internet Service Provider)

Richard Paterson (Head of Research and Scholarship at British Film Institute and Honorary Professor, University of Glasgow: Television Industry Expert)

Eleonora Rosati (Lecturer, University of Southampton: Academic)

Ruth Soetendorp (Professor Emerita, Bournemouth University: Academic)


About the Resource

This educational web resource and PDF document is part of the already established, an independent online resource aimed at making UK copyright law accessible to creators, media professionals, entrepreneurs and members of the public. is a joint collaboration between Bournemouth University’s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy & Management – CIPPM – and RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy – CREATe at University of Glasgow.

Disclaimer: is based in the UK, so the content here reflects what is permitted under UK copyright legislation. Copyright law is rapidly evolving, and we will make every effort to maintain up-to-date resources on this site. The textual content of the website has been produced by leading copyright academics and is intended to be accurate and authoritative. However, it does not constitute legal advice.

This resource reflects the new copyright exceptions which came into force on 1st October 2014. Further information about the new exceptions can be found here.


Prompt One

Prompt One

What is the nature of contemporary copyright regulation compared with previous practices?

Prompt Two

Prompt Two

What are the arguments for and against contemporary copyright regulation?

Prompt Four

Prompt Four

What are the wider social issues relating to copyright regulation?