Episode 17 – Copyright & Brexit: Will the UK Copy the EU Directive or Develop Its Own Regime?

By Latham & Watkins

The EU Copyright Directive, now implemented in Europe, did not “break the internet” as some feared, but has been controversial. With the longstop implementation date for EU Member States falling after Brexit, the UK need not and will not implement the directive. What does this mean for the future of copyright law in the UK, and what does the divergence of EU and UK law mean for companies navigating the regulatory landscape? In this episode of Connected With Latham, Deborah Kirk, London partner and Global Vice Chair of the Technology Industry Group and London associate Elva Cullen discuss the Copyright Directive and the effect Brexit will have on copyright policy in the UK.   This podcast is provided as a service of Latham & Watkins LLP. Listening to this podcast does not create an attorney client relationship between you and Latham & Watkins LLP, and you should not send confidential information to Latham & Watkins LLP. While we make every effort to assure that the content of this podcast is accurate, comprehensive, and current, we do not warrant or guarantee any of those things and you may not rely on this podcast as a substitute for legal research and/or consulting a qualified attorney. Listening to this podcast is not a substitute for engaging a lawyer to advise on your individual needs. Should you require legal advice on the issues covered in this podcast, please consult a qualified attorney. Under New York’s Code of Professional Responsibility, portions of this communication contain attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome. Results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each representation. Please direct all inquiries regarding the conduct of Latham and Watkins attorneys under New York’s Disciplinary Rules to Latham & Watkins LLP, 885 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022-4834, Phone: 1.212.906.1200

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