UK Government gives £150,000 funding to kick-start copyright hub

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The UK Government has released £150,000 worth of funding to help start a one-stop-shop online Copyright Hub, designed to make it easier for those looking to use music in the UK to get information about rights, ownership and copyright licences.

The idea for a web-based Hub geared towards simplifying the licensing process in Britain was laid out in Dr. Richard Hooper’s Government-commissioned Copyright Works Report last year and followed Professor Hargreaves' review of IP and Growth.

Details regarding the Hub can be found here.  

MusicWeek reported that twelve companies have signed on to offer services to the Hub, including music licensing companies PPL and PRS for Music. The story can be found here