Focusing on Text and Data Mining (TDM) updates and BAPLA Lobbying Work on Copyright Protections

The BAPLA Town Hall meeting will be held on Thursday 27 July and led by members of the lobbying team, Anna Skurczynska of Open Plan Law and Corky Balch, BAPLA Board.

This meeting will focus on recent updates surrounding Text and Data Mining (TDM), Government plans to produce a code of practice to support AI firms, and the continued work the BAPLA lobbying team have been involved in to protect copyright.

The relationship between intellectual property law and generative AI, as well as the government's stance on this is still very

unclear. BAPLA have been working alongside other organisations such as the Alliance for Intellectual Property (AIP); British Copyright Council (BCC) and the Association of Photographers (AOP) in lobbying the government and help develop legislation that limits tech companies training AI on copyrighted works without license. We need to ensure that rights holders voices are heard, their intellectual property protected and that regulatory clarity is ensured. Join us to find out more.

Convened by

Anna Skurczyńska, Founder Director, Open Plan Law

Anna Skurczynska has a broad practice across all areas of Intellectual Property (IP) but with a particular focus on digital copyright and data law. She advises clients from start-ups to multi-national corporations on exploitation and protection of intellectual property assets. In addition to her legal practice, Anna lectures on Media Law and Ethics at the University of the Arts.

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About Open Plan Law

Open Plan Law advises a wide range of clients in the technology, media, visual arts, fashion and retail sectors. We pride ourselves on our expertise in intellectual property, and we also offer broad commercial law advice through a partner network.

As our firm’s name suggests, we work with our clients in the spirit of collaboration. We invest into getting to know their businesses and combine top class client care with commercial pragmatism.

BAPLA members receive the first consultation free of charge, and a 10% discount on our fees.

Corky Balch - BAPLA Board Member

Corky is an independent Intellectual Property consultant, specialising in copyright licensing and third-party rights, with particular expertise around archive photo and film content, sports and music rights, and personality clearances.  

He has over twenty-five years experience in the broadcast, commercial and corporate industries’ exploitation of copyright, from the point of view of both licensor and licensee. 

Corky is also a writer, development producer, and educator, and a keen photographer. 


When: Thursday 27 July

Time: 16:30-17:30 BST

Where: Zoom

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