Copyright

CILIP and the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) advocate for a fair and balanced copyright framework which respects the rights of copyright holders whilst placing equal value on the importance of users’ liberties.

Copyright - Lobbying for reform

Join the campaign for modernised copyright laws.

The UK's copyright laws have not been significantly updated since 1988. Copyright reform is essential to support innovation and growth, accelerate scientific and medical discoveries, to allow digital preservation of our cultural heritage and reflect the realities of the digital world we live in.

Copyright - What's happening?

Recent selected letters, statements and press releases issued by LACA: the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance and ones to which LACA, and sometimes CILIP, have been signatories.

Copyright - Briefings and resources

Advice, resources and briefing papers on specific issues relating to copyright law.

Copyright - Advocacy partners

CILIP convenes LACA: the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance. The vast majority of copyright advocacy is undertaken through LACA.

LACA: the Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance

The Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance (LACA) lobbies in the UK and Europe about copyright and related rights on behalf of its member organisations and UK users of copyright works through library, archive and information services.

Copyright - Consultation responses

Recent responses to consultations and inquiries that relate to copyright law and licensing.

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