External Engagement (Business and Community Engagement)

chrome balls on chrome baseBusiness and Community engagement is all about further and higher education institutions making their knowledge and expertise available to the business and wider social communities. This can also be referred to as 'Third Stream' activity or Knowledge Transfer. Of course, Business and Community Engagement is a two way street- whilst the community benefits from the institution's knowledge and expertise, the institution benefits from the experience of engaging with the business or social community in practice. Introductory information on knowledge exchange is available on the Patent Office website at: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/research.htm.




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Trade Secrets and Confidential Business Information

A proposed new directive is intended to ensure that confidential information is adequately protected EU wide.

New Regulation for Collecting Societies Comes into Force

The Copyright (Regulation of Relevant Licensing Bodies) Regulations 2014 came into force on the 6 April 2014.

EU Directive Collective Rights Management

The EU Directive on the collective management of copyright and multi-territorial licensing of online music has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union.  

Clarity Required over Outsourced FOI Information

Contracts agreed between public sector bodies and their suppliers should be more transparent with regards to which one of them holds the information for the purposes of FOI, says the ICO.  

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