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Thursday, 25 August 2011

Commons committee takes "Digital Opportunity" ... to ask for more responses


A House of Commons Select Committee is taking the Hargreaves Review (and the UK government's responses to it) to the next stage, according to the Parliament website here:
The Business, Innovation and Skills Committee has announced its intention to conduct an inquiry into the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and the Government’s response to that Review. 
The Inquiry will focus on: 
  • The recommendations set out in the Hargreaves Review on Intellectual Property and the Government’s plans for the implementation of its recommendations.
The Committee will be reviewing the submissions made to the Hargreaves Review and requests that evidence be confined to points not already made in those submissions. 
The Hargreaves Review can be found at: http://www.ipo.gov.uk/ipreview.htm
The Government Response can be found at: http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/innovation/docs/g/11-1199-government-response-to-hargreaves-review 
If you wish your evidence to remain confidential, please contact the Committee staff. 
Written submissions must be submitted by close of business on Monday 5 September and should be submitted in accordance with the guidelines provided here.

To refresh readers' memories, short summaries of Hargreaves's proposals can be found here and here. Responses from interested parties are noted herehere and here.

For the record, the Business, Innovation and Skills Committee consists of the Members of Parliament listed below.  It may be doing the members an injustice to say so, but quick click through their interests and expertise reveals little to suggest that they have any experience of, familiarity with or commitment to the world of online business, orphan works, copyright clearance and the like.


Member
Party
Labour/Co-op
Conservative
Labour
Labour
Conservative
Conservative
Labour
Conservative
Labour
Liberal Democrat
Conservative

1 comment:

Wolf Photography said...

Hi Folks - just tried to email my submission but it says the mailbox is full - so please consider posting submissions with the file burnt on a CD to:

Committee Assistant
Business, Innovation and Skills Committee
Committee Office
House of Commons
7 Millbank
London
SW1P 3JA