Official: the IP regime isnt working so lets get on and fix it
FAST responds to All Party IP Group report into the UK intellectual property rights policy framework
- The IP Minister should take on the role of being a champion of IP, supported by a small team in IPO or within BIS
- The IPO should revert to seeing IP as a property right
- The Government should be as concerned to promote the creation of new IP and how existing IP is assessed
- Ministers in BIS and their senior officials need to have greater oversight of the IPO
- The IPO’s oversight of copyright policy should be moved to DCMS
- Senior officials and Ministers at BIS should take a greater role in ensuring other Government departments consult them when developing policies affecting IP.
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The Federation Against Software Theft was formed in 1984; it was the first organisation globally to champion the professional management of legitimate software and protect publishers' rights. It aims to reduce, restrict and or lessen the incidence of unauthorised dealings in computer software.
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