Creative Barcode Responds to the Hargreaves Report
May 23, 2011, 18:07 (0 Talkback[s])
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"With just 6 months from commission to recommendations the
Hargreaves team took on what can be considered one of the most
complex and highly contentious subjects and steered through a
multitude of both emotional and at times the vested interests of a
myriad of players.
"The report even at 132 pages is actually a concise synthesis of
the views and special interests of industry at large, the platform
providers; content providers; creative industries; publishers; the
legal sector and their respective representative bodies.
"There are 10 key recommendations. Perhaps, not unsurprisingly,
the one of most interest to Creative Barcode is the proposal to
establish a Digital Copyright Exchange (DCE) to facilitate
copyright licensing in a fast and cost efficient manner."