CILIP Copyright Executive Briefing

Latest developments in copyright legislation and licensing: an update for librarians and information professionals

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The UK Government has announced that changes to UK Copyright will come into this year and it is essential that you understand how the changes in copyright law and the new licences that are being launched will impact you and your organisation. 

This event is an ideal and unique opportunity for librarians, archivists and information professionals to update their knowledge and professional practice. It will focus on current law and existing licences, UK changes and international developments, provide opportunities for debate about key topics as well as participation in a Q&A session. The programme which has been developed by leading IP Consultant, Naomi Korn, will be enhanced by an unmatched expert speaker panel. 

Why you should attend?

CILIP’s Copyright Executive Briefings provide an important opportunity for you to update your knowledge about important copyright-related issues and provide a forum for in-depth presentations and informed debate. 

In the year since we last held a Copyright briefing: 

  • Many of the recommendations outlined in the Hargreaves Review of IP have spawned legislative changes which will impact upon users, creators and suppliers of content.
  • Developments relating to licensing are re-shaping the landscape and how resources are accessed and used.
  • Copyright-related Directives and International developments will impact on to the day-to-day work of librarians, archivists, information professionals and those that they advise.
  • Several organisations are creating new approaches to how they manage rights and risks, which represent an important step-change in cultural and policy approaches to copyright and licensing.

CILIP’s Copyright Executive Briefing has once again drawn together established experts to deliver a cutting-edge event which will explore these issues.

By attending CILIP’s Copyright Executive Briefing, you can expect to be:

  • Updated about the current legislative and licensing related landscape and the anticipated developments which are likely to impact upon your day-to-day work.
  • Provided with opportunities to ask questions from our expert speakers.
  • Engaged by a lively speakers panel at the end of the day who will be debating key issues and responding to audience issues, questions and comments.
  • Exposed to issues raised by other participants and provided with opportunities through-out the day to network.


Please see the attached programme for full details and presentation abstracts:

09.15    Registration

10.00    WelcomeAnnie Mauger, CEO, CILIP

10.05    Ministerial Address - Viscount Younger of Leckie, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Intellectual Property at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

10.15    Chair’s welcomeNaomi Korn, Chair and IP Consultant

10.25    Orphan works licensing in the UK and using the exception provided by the EU Orphan Works Directive -     Antoinette Graves, Head of Orphan Works, Broadcasting & Film Policies, Intellectual Property Office 

10.50        Update on CLA Licensing - James Bennett, Product Development Manager, The Copyright Licensing Agency

11.15    Refreshments

11.45    An Overview of Potential Changes to UK Copyright Law - Benjamin White, Head of Intellectual Property, British Library

12.10        The new Copyright Exceptions: What they mean for you and what you need to do next? - Naomi Korn, IP Consultant

12.35    Questions & Panel Discussion

13.20    Lunch

14.20    Corridors of power – international copyright policy advocacy for library and archives - Barbara Stratton, IP Consultant 

14.45    Copyright Clearance at the Wellcome Library - Dr Christy Henshaw, Digitisation Programme Manager, Wellcome Library

15.10    Access to Research: a major new information service for local libraries - Jonathan Griffin, Deputy CEO and Head of Business Development, Publishers Licensing Society

15.25    Refreshments 

15.50    Questions & Panel Discussion

16.30    Chair’s summing up

16.45    Close


  • James Bennett

    James Bennett

    Head of Rights and Licensing

    Copyright Licensing Agency

    James Bennett is Head of Rights and Licensing at the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA). CLA licenses organisations to copy and re-use extracts from print and digital publications on behalf of the copyright owners - authors, publishers and visual artists. James is responsible for identifying and researching the development of new and existing CLA licences and services, balancing the needs of rightsholders with market requirements. Before joining CLA, James enjoyed a fifteen-year career in trade book publishing, commissioning and developing non-fiction content.

  • Antoinette Graves


    Orphan Works, Broadcasting & Film Policies, Intellectual Property Office

    Antoinette leads the orphan works project at the Intellectual Property Office (part of the Department for Business Innovation and Skills) and provided the vision for a UK licensing scheme. She negotiated the EU Directive on orphan works, extending the scope to include certain unpublished works; and initiated the reduction in the copyright term for very old unpublished works as suggested by the archives sector. Her previous experience includes film/picture research for TV programmes.

  • Jonathan Griffin

    Deputy CEO and Head of Business Development

    Publishers Licensing Society

    Jonathan is responsible for business development at the Publishers Licensing Society, which represents publishers in collective licensing and secondary rights management. Prior to joining PLS he worked as a Publisher for 20 years at Thomson Reuters, Pearson and most recently the British Standards Institution.

  • Christy Henshaw

    Digitisation Programme Manager

    Wellcome Library

    Christy Henshaw has managed the Wellcome Library’s digitisation programme for over 6 years including the development and implementation of the Wellcome’s copyright and sensitivity policies for online access. She manages the team that carries out copyright clearance activities, and acts as a key stakeholder in the development of the Wellcome’s digital library infrastructure.

  • Naomi Korn

    Naomi Korn

    Lead Consultant & Managing Director

    Naomi Korn Associates

    IP and Data Protection Specialist and Managing Director, Naomi Korn Associates

    Naomi is one of the cultural heritage and education sectors leading IP and Data Protection experts. Her company, Naomi Korn Associates, has worked for over fifteen years with various clients from across the sector on operational, policy and strategic approaches to these dynamic and vital issues. Naomi was the Chair of LACA (Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance) leading the reform of the UK’s copyright laws and she has also been proud to support CILIP and its membership as a CILIP Trustee. This is Naomi’s seventh year in developing the successful programme for the CILIP annual Copyright Conference. Naomi is currently co-authoring a Facet Publishing book with Professor Charles Oppenheim on Information law.

  • Barbara Stratton

    Barbara Stratton


    EBLIDA Expert Group on Information Law

    Barbara’s background is in library and information services, followed by copyright and information society policy advice and advocacy at senior level. Barbara chairs the pan-European information law group of the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA) and is a member of IFLA's Copyright and other Legal Matters Committee. She is also the Vice-Chair and international spokesperson of LACA, the UK Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance.

    Until 2015, she served as an ambassador for libraries as member of the international GLAM team that is campaigning at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) for an international copyright framework for libraries, archives and museums in the digital age. Twitter handle:@B_Stratton1

  • Benjamin White, Head of Intellectual Property at the British Library

    Benjamin White

    Head of Intellectual Property

    British Library

    Benjamin has a background in publishing having worked for Pearson Education internationally, as well as for Ordnance Survey. He is active in the Intellectual Property field within the UK having sat on a number of bodies including the BBC's Creative Archive Advisory Board, the UK Government's Creative Economy Programme (Competition and Intellectual Property), i2010 Digital Libraries Programme, as well as the Institute of Public Policy Research's Advisory Board on Intellectual Property and the Public Sphere. Benjamin currently chairs the copyright group of the Council for European National Librarians and  sits on the UK Intellectual Property Office’s Copyright Research Expert Advisory Group.

  • Lord Younger

    Viscount Younger of Leckie

    Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Intellectual Property at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills

    Viscount Younger was appointed Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Intellectual Property at the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills in January 2013. He is a Conservative member of the House of Lords. He was educated at Cargilfield School, Edinburgh and Winchester College. He read medieval history at the University of St Andrews and holds an MBA from Henley Management College. In 2010 he was elected as a hereditary peer and served as a party whip before joining the Government in 2012. Lord Younger was appointed as a Lord in Waiting in 2012. Before entering the House of Lords he spent five years in industry, working in a number of Coats Patons woollen mills as a Personnel Manager. He was HR Director of UBS Wealth Management for ten years and he has also worked in the executive search sector. Viscount Younger is a member of the Royal Company of Archers, Queen’s Bodyguard for Scotland and President of the Highland Society of London. He is married to Jennie, who has a senior role in the city, with three children and three working Cocker Spaniels, which keep him fit. His interests include sailing, skiing, tennis, country pursuits, classical and pop music, and he sings when he has time as a tenor in the Parliament Choir. Viscount Younger is responsible for intellectual property and the Intellectual Property Office. He is also responsible for the business of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in the House of Lords.

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