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David Cameron

Cameron urged to commit to UK's IP Crime Unit

The Prime Minister’s Intellectual Property Advisor Mike Weatherley MP has championed the contribution of the creative industries to the British ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Apr 15th 2014 at 11:00AM
Government agrees new minimum standard law with UK collection societies

Government agrees new minimum standard law with UK collection societies

Pubs, bars and shops that require a licence to play music or schools that photocopy copyright material could find their ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 9th 2014 at 10:09AM
Mike Weatherley

Government IP Adviser proposes prison sentences for illegal downloaders

The Government has been asked to consider prison sentences not only for those who distribute copyright-infringing material online but also ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Jan 24th 2014 at 11:24AM
Cash

Creative industries worth £71.4bn to UK economy - DCMS report

The creative industries are now worth £71.4 billion to the UK economy every year - generating over £8 million an ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 15th 2014 at 5:49PM

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Ed Vaizey

Digital radio to get £21m boost from BBC, Government and commercial networks

Digital radio is to get £21 million in investment from Government, the BBC and commercial radio networks Arqiva, Bauer and ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Dec 16th 2013 at 2:33PM
Ed Vaizey

Vaizey 'won't be pushed on DAB switchover date'

Minister for Culture Communication and Creative Industries Ed Vaizey has reiterated that a date for a digital radio switchover in ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Nov 29th 2013 at 10:38AM
Muso

Government awards £250,000 to anti-piracy firm MUSO

Anti-piracy company MUSO has been awarded £250,000 by the Government’s Technology Strategy Board.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 31st 2013 at 11:07AM
Omnifone

Omnifone picked for Government's 'Future Fifty' support scheme

Omnifone is the only music company to have been selected for the first round of George Osborne’s Future Fifty programme, ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Oct 17th 2013 at 11:30AM

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Geoff Taylor

Applications now open for £3m Music Export grant

BPI and UK Trade & Investment (UKTI) have opened applications to a new Music Export Growth Scheme, offering £3m in ...

on Oct 16th 2013 at 10:42AM
Piracy

MPs call for 10-year prison sentence for online pirates

MPs on the DCMS Select Committee have recommended Government extends the penalty for serious cases of online piracy to 10 ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 26th 2013 at 2:26PM
Google

MPs 'strongly condemn' Google's failure to fight piracy

A DCMS Select Committee has spoken out against Google and its “failure” to adequately block copyright-infringing websites from its search ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 26th 2013 at 10:56AM
Parliament

POLL: Is the Music Export Growth Scheme a turning point in Government support for music?

Last week the Government announced a funding scheme that will see £3 million worth of grants go to independent music ...

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Sep 20th 2013 at 10:09AM

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Vince Cable

Vince Cable admits "the creative industries are undervalued"

UK Music’s Jo Dipple put it to Business Secretary Vince Cable that music is being undervalued by Government in the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 18th 2013 at 3:16PM
Mike Weatherley

Cameron appoints Mike Weatherley MP as IP adviser

The Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed Mike Weatherley MP as his adviser on intellectual property.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 12th 2013 at 3:25PM
No.10

£3m in Government grants offered to indies for music exports

A new music export scheme will see the Government allocate up to £3 million worth of grants to independent music ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 12th 2013 at 10:36AM
No.10

Key music execs invited to Downing Street to talk Government support

Prime Minister David Cameron has invited key UK music figures to Number 10 to discuss Government support for the industry ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Sep 1st 2013 at 6:00PM

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Online videos could carry age ratings in future

YouTube and other video-sharing websites could carry age ratings in future if Government proposals go ahead.

Rhian Jones
by Rhian Jones
on Aug 15th 2013 at 9:56AM
Parliament

DCMS agrees 8% budget cut - report

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has agreed an 8% cut in spending for 2015-2016, apparently securing its immediate ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 17th 2013 at 1:48PM
Digital Economy Act three-strikes

Digital Economy Act delayed yet again

The first letters of warning sent to internet users suspected of piracy under the Digital Economy Act won’t be sent ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jun 7th 2013 at 10:54AM
Parliament

DCMS 'could be scrapped' in next Spending Review - report

Fresh speculation has been sparked over the Department for Culture, Media and Sport's future.

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on May 31st 2013 at 10:42AM
Bill to 'modernise UK copyright' receives Royal Assent

Bill to 'modernise UK copyright' receives Royal Assent

The UK's Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill, which aims to 'modernise the UK's copyright regime' has received Royal Assent.

The ...

Tim Ingham
by Tim Ingham
on Apr 29th 2013 at 9:44AM
Parliament

New Government guidelines aim to combat excessive booking fees

A new set of guidelines has been introduced by Government alongside regulations to combat excessive booking fees in relation to ...

TINA HART
by TINA HART
on Apr 9th 2013 at 10:10AM
UK Music

UK Music uncovers 'goldmine' of Government finance schemes for music companies

UK Music has uncovered what it describes as a “goldmine” of Government-backed finance schemes, which could potentially unlock millions of ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Mar 4th 2013 at 11:16AM
Nick Gatfield

Gatfield echoes call for Government tax breaks for music A&R

Sony Music UK CEO and chairman Nick Gatfield has echoed calls for the Government to offer more support to the ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Feb 18th 2013 at 12:48PM
DCMS

Live Music Act threshold set to increase to 500 capacity venues

The Government has issued a new proposal to raise the Live Music Act audience threshold from 200 to 500 in ...

Tom Pakinkis
by Tom Pakinkis
on Jan 8th 2013 at 2:38PM