From the Beeb:
UK copyright laws to be reviewed, announces Cameron
He said the law could be relaxed to allow greater use of copyright material without the owner’s permission.
The announcement was welcomed by internet campaigners who say it will boost small business.
But any changes could be resisted by the music and film industries who have campaigned against copyright reform.
Speaking at an event in the East End of London, at which he announced a series of investments by IT giants including Facebook and Google, Mr Cameron said the founders of Google had told the government they could not have started their company in Britain.
He said: “The service they provide depends on taking a snapshot of all the content on the internet at any one time and they feel our copyright system is not as friendly to this sort of innovation as it is in the United States.
“Over there, they have what are called ‘fair-use’ provisions, which some people believe gives companies more breathing space to create new products and services.
“So I can announce today that we are reviewing our IP laws, to see if we can make them fit for the internet age. I want to encourage the sort of creative innovation that exists in America.”