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First service launch


New UK copyright system launched by IP Minister Baroness Neville-Rolfe

First public use of The Copyright Hub and Digital Catapult’s ground-breaking technology

Agreement to use new system in Australia announced

Launch of the public information website www.copyrightdoneright.org

Read the press release here

Hub Alpha


Copyright Hub and the Digital Catapult announce next phase of development leading content providers to provide more than half a million photographs for testing phase

Read the press release here.

Dominic Young's speech to the Westminster Media Forum


Dominic Young, CEO of the Copyright Hub, spoke to the Westminster Media Forum's Keynote Seminar: Next steps for copyright policy: UK and European reform on 19th June 2014. The subject of his talk was "Priorities and Challenges for the Copyright Hub" and you can read it here.

Richard Hooper's speech in Oslo

Richard Hooper, Chairman of the Copyright Hub, recently gave a speech in Oslo updating the vision for the Copyright Hub and the latest progress. You can download it here.

Dominic Young appointed at CEO of the Copyright Hub

Dominic Young has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Copyright Hub by the Copyright Hub Launch Group and the Copyright Licensing Steering Group. Mr Young takes over from Dr Ros Lynch, who is returning to the civil service.
The new CEO comes to the role after spending many years in the newspaper publishing industry, primarily at News International. In more recent years he has provided consultancy on copyright, public affairs and investment opportunities to a number of clients. His role as CEO will involve ensuring the successful implementation of the Copyright Hub Board’s strategies for the coming year.
Mr Young said of his appointment to the post:
“I am hugely excited by this role and the potential the Copyright Hub has to stimulate positive change and growth in the creative sector. It has a vision which aligns very closely with my own, and huge support and goodwill driving it forward. I can’t wait to begin work on the next phase bringing the ideas and plans to life.”

The full press release can be downloaded here


Richard Hooper delivers the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture at the London Book Fair 2013


The Chair of the CHLG and author of the Copyright Works report, Richard Hooper CBE, delivered the annual Charles Clark Memorial lecture at the London Book Fair in Earl's Court.

In it he spoke of the challenges publishers and other creative sectors face in ensuring their copyright licensing processes are fit for the digital age and how these challenges could possibly be met by the development of the Copyright Hub.

A full copy of the lecture is available here

From idea to reality: the Copyright Hub takes shape


The Government has agreed funding to enable the creative sector to embark on phase 1 of developing the Copyright Hub. With Government finance in place the first phase of the Copyright Hub will go live this summer.

To see the CLSG press release please click here.

Government gives £150,000 to kick-start copyright Hub


Intellectual Property Minister Lord Younger announces £150,000 of funding for the creation of the Copyright Hub. Lord Younger said 'The Copyright Hub will simplify Copyright licensing for customers and I am delighted to announce this funding to enable industry to begin their work.'

The IPO's press release is available here.

Copyright Hub presented to the European Commission

CHLG member Dr Ros Lynch gave a presentation on the Copyright Hub to the User Generated Content and Small Users working group of the Licences for Europe initiative.
To see Dr Lynch's presentation on the Hub and the other presentations given to the working group, click here to visit the Licences for Europe website.

Copyright Hub discussed at the AAP Annual Meeting


Richard Mollett of the Publisher's Association (PA) spoke about the Copyright Hub and its potential benefits for creators and users at the Association of American Publishers (AAP) Annual Meeting in New York on the 28th February.