November 28, 2015

The British Library Submits Sesponse to DCMS Consultation on Non-Print Legal Deposit

From a BL Announcement:

The British Library has today submitted its response to the DCMS [Dept. of Culture, Media, and Sport] Consultation on the Draft Legal Deposit Libraries (non-print works) Regulations 2013.

A number of improvements have been made to the draft Regulations since the last consultation and the Library supports them overall; however some issues remain of concern, including the exclusion of microbusinesses from the regulations and the restrictions that continue to be placed upon the use of deposited material even after copyright has expired.

The Library urges the Government to consider these issues with care before laying the Regulations before Parliament without further delay – without which information and records of major events from the 21st century continue to be lost to a digital black hole.

Read the Complete Response (12 pages; PDF)

See Also: British Library Welcomes Public Consultation on Non-Print Legal Deposit (February 27, 2012)

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