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On 1 June 2014, new copyright exceptions came into force for (i) use by people with disabilities; (ii) research, education, libraries and archives; and (iii) public administration. The IPO published a press release on the new exceptions and has provided various detailed guidance notes

By Rebecca Pakenham-Walsh

The Major Sporting Events (Indicia and Images) Protection Act received Royal Assent on 27 May 2014 and came into effect on 1 July, 2014. It regulates the commercial use of indicia and images associated with three major international sporting events taking place over the next four years

By Darron Saltzman, Davies Collison Cave