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UK and Russia the most active on copyright reforms

The UK and Russia have included more copyright exceptions in their laws this year than other countries surveyed by the World Intellectual Property Organization.

In a report, the WIPO analyses the changes in copyright regulation carried out by 186 countries since 2008, in order to identify those that are adopting copyright exceptions for research purposes. According to the results of WIPO’s analysis, 33 countries have no copyright exception in their statues.

The UK has enacted the most exceptions, especially during 2014, the report found. These law changes address issues such as the reproduction of copyrighted works for private research, reproduction to preserve of materials and interlibrary lending.

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