“Intellectual property is the bedrock of the creative economy. The Labour Manifesto committed us to “modernise copyright and other forms of protection of intellectual property rights so that they are appropriate for the digital age…. an information rich society needs an easy exchange of ideas – after all, creativity often comes from collaboration, from putting existing ideas together in new ways. So, we need an IP framework that balances the needs of consumers, creators and businesses.”

James Purnell, Minister for Creative Industries and Tourism, 16th June 2005

“Only one thing is impossible for God: to find any sense in any copyright law on the planet”

Mark Twain

Watch out for our coverage of “Copyright Review: Getting The Rights Balance” hosted by music business network MusicTank, has been organised to analyse and clarify a variety of copyright issues in the wake of reviews and research being conducted by the DTI & DCMS, Patent Office, Treasury and European Commission.