Copyright Consultation: Make a difference

  • Posted: 12-March-2012

We urge you to take five minutes to make a difference because we know that the voices of practitioners can be very significant.

The Government is proposing changes to copyright and intellectual property laws so that they are better fit for the digital age in which we now live. The proposals follow recommendations made in the 2011 Hargreaves Review and are intended to modenise the rules and make them more flexible.

This consultation will frame copyright laws and licences for many years to come so it is important that the voices of disabled learners - and the people supporting their educational experiences - are heard.

To make positive differences in policy, you need to be actively involved. However, if you have limited time you may find it difficult to respond to a 171 page PDF with 114 consultation questions.

When Jisc TechDis did a similar exercise for the revised Skillset National Occupational Standards for publishers there were 50 times more responses than normal for such a consultation. As a result accessibility is firmly embedded in the new standards.

With your help, we can make a difference again.

Note: the consultation closed on 21 March 2012.

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