Consumers caught out as UK firms furnished with crippling copyright laws

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The replica designer furniture market has become a huge industry, but a rushed change to the law has plunged it into chaos

The website of Voga, Britain’s foremost replica furniture importer, boasts that the firm “was created to make great design accessible to all”, before adding: “The greatest mid-century furniture designs are back where they belong: in your homes.”

Except they’re not. They are in fact in a warehouse in County Kildare where, unless the UK customers who ordered them travel to Ireland to collect them, or pay a third-party delivery firm to do so, they will be resold or destroyed.

We don’t know which orders to stop since there is no list of which designs qualify for copyright

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