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Copyright: EU Law

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN HL14884, tabled on 27 March 2019

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the EU Article 13 copyright directive on the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Answered on

3 April 2019

The powers to implement Copyright Directive via secondary legislation are found in the European Communities Act 1972. In the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Government would not have access to these powers and would not be able implement the Directive.

The UK has one of the world’s best intellectual property frameworks, and we will continue to keep it under review to ensure that it is suitable for the digital age.