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MPs call for copyright changes

Many successful musicians, actors and writers are struggling to make a living as a result of gaps in copyright protection, a lack of support for freelancers and unpredictable returns from music streaming, UK MPs have warned. A report, Creator remuneration, from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the House of Commons, highlights the precarious […]

April 10, 2024By Colin Mann

MPs to question BBC chiefs

The UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee is to hold an Evidence Session with senior BBC executives on March 20th as part of its regular scrutiny of the broadcaster’s work. The cross-party Committee is likely to ask about the Government’s Mid-Term Review of the BBC, including the review’s recommendations on the BBC’s […]

March 18, 2024By Colin Mann

Dinenage welcomes creative industries tax relief

Dame Caroline Dinenage, Chair of the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, has expressed her satisfaction regarding announcements in the Budget relating to tax relief for the UK film industry and support for the National Theatre. “Today’s announcements are a shot in the arm for our film industry and will help give […]

March 7, 2024By Colin Mann

UK Government responds to NFT/blockchain report

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has published the Government response to its report on the risks to sport and culture of non-fungible tokens (NFTs) and the blockchain. The report, published in October 2023, warned that the emergence of NFTs in the world of art has led to the […]

January 12, 2024By Colin Mann

UK Government responds to AI and IP report

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has published the Government response to its second report on connected tech, which highlighted concerns from across the creative industries about allowing the developers of AI to mine private intellectual property for profit without sharing with the original creators. The response confirms that […]

January 11, 2024By Colin Mann

MPs call for football gambling ads cut

The Premier League and other sports governing bodies should commit to cutting the volume of gambling adverts in stadiums, MPs say, in a report that urges the Government to do more to minimise children’s exposure to gambling advertising. The report on gambling regulation from the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of […]

December 21, 2023By Colin Mann

MPs to quiz C4 chiefs

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons is to hold an Evidence Session on the work of Channel 4. The meeting on November 28th is a regular scrutiny session of the broadcaster’s annual performance. The Committee will quiz the Chair (Sir Ian Cheshire), and Chief Executive of Channel 4 (Alex […]

November 27, 2023By Colin Mann

Govt. responds to CMS Committee connected tech report

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has published the Government response to the first report from its inquiry, Connected tech: smart or sinister? The report, published in August 2023, called on the Government to make tackling ‘tech abuse’ a priority, amid a warning that the use of smart technology […]

November 24, 2023By Colin Mann

CMS Committee Chair welcomes creative sector tax reliefs

Dame Caroline Dinenage, Chair of the UK House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Committee, has welcomed the launch of a call for evidence on extending film and high end TV tax reliefs to visual effects made by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the Autumn Statement “The intention from the Chancellor to look at […]

November 23, 2023By Colin Mann

UK Government responds to Media Bill scrutiny

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons has published the Government response to its reports on the draft Media Bill. The Bill was introduced to Parliament after its inclusion in the King’s Speech. The Secretary of State confirmed that the Government has accepted the majority of recommendations made by the […]

November 17, 2023By Colin Mann