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An important development (*) that may have serious impacts on many forms of Digital DIY:
[In July 2016] the UK government extended copyright for designs from 25 years to the life of the designer plus 70 years. In practice, this is likely to mean a copyright term of over 100 years for furniture and other designed objects.
The basic question that drives Gale's project is one that looms very large in our research activities, because it is one that must receive a complete, if not definitive answer, if Digital DIY is to really become a mass phenomenon: