Kick the tyres on UK's swap-shop for cat pics and other copyright stuff
Make things, tell people to pay for it, profit, right? Erm...http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/07/11 ... g_piloted/
By OUT-LAW.COM, 11th July 2013
A new online platform to help facilitate the licensing of copyrighted works in the UK is now being piloted.
The Copyright Hub centralises information on who individuals and businesses need to contact and gain permission from to "copy, adapt, share or distribute" music, text, images, video or other multimedia that is protected by copyright.
The Hub http://www.copyrighthub.co.uk/
also enables rights holders to register their works as being theirs, although such participation is voluntary.
In a review of the UK's intellectual property framework in 2011, Professor Ian Hargreaves recommended that a new copyright exchange be set up to enable owners of copyrighted material to licence the use of their material to users through an online mechanism..... (rest at the link)