Response to consultation 3: 2011
This submission makes two recommendations:
– As a policy compass, the review should articulate a general use-it-or-lose-it principle with regard to all intellectual property rights.
– For the specific case of copyright law, the review should implement the principle through the tool of term reversion. Under the proposal, copyright will only be assignable for an initial term of 10 years, after which it will fall back to the creator.
The proposal is compatible with international and EU law.