British Copyright Council

The British Copyright Council (BCC) represents those who hold copyrights in the creative industries.

Exemptions for people with disabilities

The BCC have spoken of the need to increase the access to copyrighted materials for people with disabilities. However, they stat that these changes must be balanced with the rights of the creators: ‘The BCC believes, though, that while seeking to benefit legitimate users, this must not be at the risk of jeopardising the rights of those without whose creative efforts the works would not exist at all.’ A paper prepared for the October 2012 WIPO meeting which further details their stance on the issue can be found here [1]



  1. BCC position on Visually Impaired Persons / Persons with Print Disabilities