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Equity responds to the Hargreaves Review

18 May 2011

Christine Payne

Christine Payne, General Secretary of Equity and Chair of the Creative Coalition Campaign said: “We are delighted that Professor Hargreaves has listened to the creative sector and has rejected moves to change the fundamental principles behind UK copyright law which would have damaged investment in the UK’s creative industries.

“The decision to omit the US style ‘fair use’ system is recognition that the UK already has a flexible copyright framework that facilitates fair dealing.

“With today’s fragile economy, we need to nurture jobs and growth. This is especially important in the creative sector which supports tens of thousands of jobs. There is much to consider in today's report and we are keen to work with the Government to ensure that any changes are business led not regulatory fixes."

Download Equity's full submission to the Hargreaves report.

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