'Mash-ups' to be Allowed Under Copyright Law - But Only If They Are Funny

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 30, 2014 9:41 AM

A new exception to British copyright law is being introduced to allow for the creation of mash-ups – but only if they’re funny. The exception to the Copyright, Design and Patents Act 1998 will come into force on Wednesday, and will allow for the creation of mash-ups – that is, existing material that has been reedited to create a humorous montage – without the express permission of the owner of the original material.