The developments include the increased enforcement of intellectual property rights, proposed changes to copyright law following consultation with the Intellectual Property Office in 2013, proposals to extend copyright limitation periods in artistic works, the progress of the Orphan Works Directive, proposals to harmonise trade mark protection across borders, proposals to reform the groundless threats provisions of intellectual property rights, progress of the Intellectual Property Bill, progress of the EU unitary patent package, ongoing investigations into licensing agreements limiting territorial access to Pay TV services, progress of the proposed new EU Regulation on data protection, the development of the EU cloud computing infrastructure and progress of the Directive on attacks against information systems.
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