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The Content Map goes live

November 6, 2012

By Colin Mann

The Content Map – a website created by UK industry representatives to help teachers, parents and other consumers know which sites are legal – has gone live at

The site is designed to showcase the wealth of legal services available to consumers, across films and TV, ebooks, music, games and sports sectors. These services may be accessed through computer, web-enabled television, mobile phones, games consoles or other Internet-enabled devices, but they all have in common the ability for consumers to access creative content digitally through their services. The website also features ‘jargon busting’ and FAQ section which clarifies the sometimes technical and confusing terminology that is used online.

“We appreciate that it can sometimes be difficult for consumers to know legal sites from illegal sites, and this is why we have come together to create a central hub where consumers will be secure in the knowledge that they will be accessing content legally,” says The Content Map, whose sponsors include the Alliance for Intellectual Property; recorded music trade body the BPI; the British Video Association; the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; the Federation Against Copyright Theft;; the Industry Trust for IP Awareness; the Intellectual Property Office; the Premier League; music sector coalition Pro-music; the Publishers Association; UK Interactive Entertainment Association, and campaigning group Music Matters.

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