Westminster Media Forum

The future for copyright and design rights policy - rights management, enforcement and the UK's approach post-Brexit

July 2017

This seminar considered the future for UK copyright and design rights policy during and after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, and laid out the priorities for the Intellectual Property Office.

Delegates analysed options going forward for copyright and design rights legislation in the UK as it leaves the EU, including the potential impact of any divergence between UK and EU copyright law on creative businesses, intermediaries and consumers, as well as considering how the UK might effectively use its new autonomy to mitigate the consequences of withdrawing from negotiations on a harmonised EU-level copyright framework.

Sessions also examined the priorities for UK policymakers and industry for creating a strong independent copyright framework in the context of challenges facing copyright owners from technological advancement and digitisation of content and distribution channels, for balancing consumer interests with creator reward, and for supporting growth in the UK digital and creative economies.

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Media Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates