An entirely new version of the Copyright advice web pages has been launched recently. The content is intended to be more engaging and the information more targeted to specific UCL audiences. Please do take a look and feel free to let Chris Holland know if you notice any issues or gaps which you think should be filled. On a related topic, if you are aware of any copyright training needs and you would like to discuss organising some sessions for specific UCL audiences (staff, students or both) please get in touch. Sessions can be tailored to meet the needs of the particular group.
On 19 February, I attended (representing UCL) a high level meeting with Commissioner Günther Oettinger in Brussels on copyright reform – arguing the case of a mandatory pan-European Exception for Text and Data Mining, which could not be overridden by contracts. To have such an Exception across Europe (we already have one in the UK) would revolutionize research and education and make Europe much more competitive. To find out why, read this report.