Intellectual Property | Councils Cough Up On Copyright

In April this year, the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) took legal action against Brighton & Hove Council for copyright infringement, leading the Council to agree to pay the CLA an undisclosed sum to cover legal costs and a retrospective copyright licence fee, as well as agreeing to take out a licence in future. Brighton & Hove Council had originally claimed it was not at risk of copyright infringement as it had its own “no copying” policy. Evidence gathered by the CLA however, showed that infringement was in fact clearly taking place, prompting the Council to take action. Continue reading