UK IP Tsar ruled out
The UK minister in charge of intellectual property rejected calls from members of the House of Lords yesterday for the creation of a new IP Tsar post
Viscount Younger of Leckie, who took over the job of IP
minister this month following the resignation of
Lord Marland (who had served less than six months in the
role) went on to defend the government's approach to IP
protection after fellow peers declared that "all is not well"
with copyright rules in the UK.
Younger was speaking during a debate on the Enterprise and
Regulatory Reform Bill in the grand committee of the House of
Lords. The Bill includes
a series of measures to extend copyright exceptions in the
Conservative Party peer Lord Jenkin of...
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