Copyright Consultation

 
 
The “Disability Exceptions” to the Copyright Act (following from the Hargreaves Review) are now in draft form and the IPO is inviting comments on it.
 
 
 
As the base legislation that allows institutions to provide accessible formats, it is important that be aware of this draft and, if possible respond to the consultation.
 
 
 
The exceptions are extended to all disabled students (rather than VIP) and cover non-print materials as well. There some areas that require attention such as at section 31B (8) regarding record-keeping (no time limits specified) and (9) to notify each copyright holder when creating an accessible copy. This may have a significant impact in your admin load.
 
 
 
 
 
 
The deadline for the consultation is Sept 11.