IPO appoints new copyright enforcement director


The UK Intellectual Property Office (IPO) has appointed a new director of copyright and enforcement policy following the departure of its previous head.

Ros Lynch will take over from Edmund Quilty, who stepped down from his position last month following six years in the role.

Lynch is the former director of the copyright licensing coordination office, which was responsible for delivering recommendations outlined in the 2012 report Copyright works, which she co-wrote with Richard Hooper, the former deputy chairman of broadcasting regulator OFCOM.

The report, more commonly referred to as the Hooper Report, made several suggestions, including the creation of the ‘Copyright Hub’, which launched last year with Lynch as its chief executive.

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