John McVay, Chief Executive of Pact, welcomes a new study published by Carnegie Mellon University looking in detail at the effectiveness of site blocking orders.Read more
The Creative Coalition Campaign (CCC) welcomes the appointments of John Whittingdale as Culture Secretary and Sajid Javid as Business Secretary and calls on them to stand up for the interests of the creative industries in the UK and Europe.Read more
The Creative Coalition Campaign has today welcomed a report from the Labour Party's creative industries and digital policy review led by former UK Film Council Director John Woodward. The review looks at the challenges and opportunities for policymakers and businesses alike as well as how can Britain can better compete and continue to lead the way globally in the sector.Read more
Ed Vaizey, Minister for Digital Industries and Kevin MacLellan, Chairman of NBCUniversal international, led a fantastic lineup of speakers to address Let's Go Connected, an international media conference showcasing the world’s leading online distribution platforms for ebooks, music, film and TV.Read more
From Betamax to Blinkbox: Film and TV industries meeting consumer demand for digital content via safe, legal sources
When it comes to charting technological change, historians could do worse than to look at the presents we give each other at Christmas. Whereas once people bought radios, later they gave televisions as gifts; we traded pagers for mobile phones; and the Walkman was edged out by the Discman and then the iPod.Read more
NEW KPMG REPORT HIGHLIGHTS HUGE CONSUMER CHOICE FOR FILM & TV ONLINE IN THE UK WITH 86% OF THE MOST POPULAR TITLES AVAILABLE
Creative Coalition Chair Christine Payne welcomes new report highlighting fantastic range of content available from legal online platformsRead more
The Creative Coalition Campaign welcomes new measures from Google as a step in the right directionRead more
Online copyright infringement remains illegal in the UK – TRUE
Reports on a handful of sites that the UK Government has decriminalised online piracy are 100% wrong. The law has not been changed and online copyright infringement remains illegal. In factor in 2015 there will be an education campaign to alert consumers to the range of legal film, music and games sites now available. This programme is part of a wider package of measures such as blocking pirate sites, working with advertisers and payment processors to cut off revenue to illegal sites and encouraging search engines to play a more active role by not directing consumers to sites that are known to offer infringing content.
Creative Content UK has been watered down’ – MYTH
Creative Content UK is a targeted education and awareness raising initiative that has strong support from across the creative community. It is not intended to be a programme of sanctions. Education is an important component in the fight against online infringement but not the only one. This programme is an important part of a wider package of initiatives that are required to address this issue such as blocking access to illegal sites, working with advertisers and payment processors to cut off revenue to illegal sites and encouraging search engines to play a more active role by not directing consumers to sites that are known to offer infringing content.
Christine Payne, General Secretary of Equity and Chair of the Creative Coalition Campaign, has welcomed the launch of Creative Content UK, a new partnership that will boost consumer awareness of the wide array of legitimate online content services and help reduce online copyright infringement.
Creative Content UK is a unique partnership between the UK's creative industries, the four major Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and the Government which will comprise two key components. The first will be a major multi-media education awareness campaign, led by content creators and part-funded by government, that aims to create wider appreciation of the value and benefits of entertainment content and copyright.
The Creative Coalition Campaign has today welcomed a report by Mike Weatherley, Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister, entitled Search Engines and Piracy, which outlines the shortcomings of search engine providers in the fight against online piracy.Read more
The Creative Coalition Campaign hosted a roundtable on 16 April with the Labour Party's Creative Industries and Digital Policy Review team.Read more