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Sponsorship and support of the Daffodil Theatre Awards.
We are aware that a denial of service attack on our systems has been inaccurately reported in the press.
In a press conference, hosted at the British Library, the government has announced its acceptance of the findings of the Hargreaves report and has released its plans to revise intellectual property legislation.
It has been brought to our attention that there are a number of scam letters circulating at the moment threatening legal action that claim to have been sent by the UKCS.
Previously we applied charges to clients submitting online where they uploaded more than 10MB in a submission.
Following on from the UK government’s acceptance of the Hargreaves report (which we commented on in August 2011), the proposed changes are now part of UK law.
A new site design for our UKCS (UK) site was launched. This is designed to be more accessible and mobile device friendly.
What changes will Brexit bring to UK copyright law at the end of the transition period.
If you are worried about expiring registrations and need more time to pay for your renewal, please get in touch - we will be happy to wait a bit longer.
We have just published two new fact sheets covering video copyright. One deals with copyright and legal issues affecting filmmakers, the other specifically looks at YouTube and its infringement policies.
We have just added a guide explaining how to add a semi-transparent watermark / copyright notice to photos and other images.
Announcing the release of a new ‘how to’ page dealing at company logos, looking a logos from creation to long term protection. Hopefully this will be helpful to new companies and people looking to set up a new business.
New page: How to create ZIP files. If you have a lot of files to upload then we recommend creating a zip archive containing all the files.
The new site is designed to be more accessible and mobile device friendly.
Royal Mail have advised that services to Europe have been reopened and are now fully operational.
Our latest fact sheet discusses copyright registration of music, songs and sound recordings and has some advice to save money.
Article explaining how licensing and royalties work.
Christmas working hours, processing times and postal delivery dates.
Article looking at the role and evolution of copyright registration in the UK.
Royal Mail is expecting strikes by postal staff on 30 September and 1 October 2022. This may adversely affect delivery times and reliability of postal deliveries.
Unfortunately there is additional strike action planned by Royal Mail staff between now and Christmas. This will inevitably lead to postal delays and lost mail. We ask for your patience and understanding during this period and advise using online services instead where possible.
We have updated the way we produce duplicate works. All duplicate works now include a verifiable digitally signed manifest to allow more thorough independent verification. We have also added a digital download option that can be used instead/as well as the traditional postal delivery methods.
We are aware of a number of recent denial of service attacks targeting our systems. We apologise for any site outages during recent days, and have increased system capacity and added additional services to hopefully avoid future issues.
Our Cheltenham base is moving to a new location this month.
This month we are upgrading network connections at our Oxfordshire based Didcot office. This should provide additional upload capacity for our clients. There may be some short term issues as we move things over, but we will be staggering the migration and diverting customers to or Cheltenham facility to keep the change over as smooth as possible.
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