“The Government has responded to a consultation paper published by the European Commission on copyright reform. That consultation asks whether the European Union’s Copyright Directive should be amended to introduce exemptions for ‘user-created content’. User-created content can include individuals’ use of professionally-produced music, film, video or images for a new or different purpose to the original.
The Government rejected proposed changes that would exempt such users of copyrighted material from restrictions in copyright law.”
The response cites Creative Commons and the agreement between MCPS-PRS (now PRS for music) and YouTube to license use of music.
Government’s recommendation is for improved forms of licensing by copyright holders which allow for re-use, rather than a reduction in the scope of copyright.
UK opposes copyright exemptions for mash-ups
via Out-law.com, with link to the response PDF http://bit.ly/XDAC2
PRS for music http://www.prsformusic.com/