Saturday, 25 April 2015

Questions raised about copyright policy

Enquiries have been received about the Scottish Green Party's policy on intellectual property law in response to something that the Greens in England and Wales have said about reducing the length of time people can copyright things.

The Scottish Green Party is a separate political party to the Green party of England and Wales. Although we do not have specific policy on intellectual property, our policy reference document does call for reform of the knowledge economy to “prevent knowledge monopolies which might become a barrier to technological advancement”.

We think the proposals for copyright reform put forward in January by the European Parliament rapporteur on copyright reform are reasonable – these include a range of things including a reduction in the copyright term from 70 to 50 years after the death of the author. 

The summary of the proposals are available at:

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