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  1. I wonder just what forum members think of the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee report criticising the Hargreaves report, the IPO and the government's copyright weakening agenda. Quote: "Parliament's Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee has harshly criticised the government and Google in a report into the UK's creative industries. The MPs want the 2010 Digital Economy Act - which cracks down on downloaders of pirated material and other copyright infringers - activated without further delay. And the panel wants recommendations from Professor Ian Hargreaves' radical review of UK intellectual property – the so-called "Google Review" – scrapped. This comes after the backbenchers concluded the government is largely barking up the wrong tree with its policy on protecting intellectual property in Blighty (or not as the case seems to be). As El Reg has explained in exhaustive length,....rather than building markets based on property rights, it has instead set about dismantling the very rights that people in those markets need to earn a crust. "We regret that the Hargreaves report adopts a significantly low standard in relation to the need for objective evidence in determining copyright policy," the MPs write in their report. "We do not consider Professor Hargreaves has adequately assessed the dangers of putting the established system of copyright at risk for no obvious benefit." End quote. The whole lot here: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/26/dcms_committee_creative_industries/ My view it that the report at last shows that some MPs are wakeing up the the damage that the Hargreaves report and the stance the government has taken as a result, (as if the Hargreaves report was not what the government wanted to hear) would do to the economic viability of the whole creative sector.
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