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U.K. Looks at Loosening Copyright Laws to Boost Creative Jobs

U.K. Business Secretary Vince Cable welcomed proposals to loosen copyright laws, saying they’d help creative industries grow by making it easier to use material.

A report today by Ian Hargreaves, an academic at Cardiff Business School, recommended the government set up a Digital Copyright Exchange, where licenses to use material could be traded, and make it easier to use “orphan works,” whose authors can’t be traced.