To the website of the All Party Parliamentary Writers Group
The creative industries form a hugely significant part of the UK economy and will have a major role to play in our efforts to establish a more financially stable future. These industries are built around the talent and hard work of creative individuals and I am therefore delighted to be involved with this group at such an important time for creators.
The digital environment presents both opportunities and challenges for writers and there are many questions ahead concerning how best the new technology can be harnessed to achieve a balance between access and fair reward. Debates over copyright will no doubt continue in the coming years and I look forward to working with members of the All Party Writers Group to ensure that the writer’s voice is heard in these important discussions at the appropriate level.
John Whittingdale MP
Chairman of the APWG
7 November 2013
A factsheet about writers, copyright and the UK creative industries and the issues of current concern to writers produced by ALCS, the Royal Society of Literature, the Society of Authors and the Writers' Guild of Great Britain.
27 September 2013
The Copyright Licensing Steering Group (CLSG), the body established to implement the recommendations of Richard Hooper and Dr. Ros Lynch’s report on streaming copying in 2012, has published a progress report and details on how work will be taken forward over the next year and beyond. The report can be found here.
26 September 2013
The House of Commons Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee today published its conclusions and recommendations from its enquiry into supporting the creative economy. The report can be found here.