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From 2011’s ticketing & technology review to 2012’s digital copyright exchange consultation

pwordleHappy New Year – we’re back for 2012, with a request for your thoughts on digital copyright, and a great review for you from 2011.

Arts Professional published their 2011 Ticketing & Technology Supplement, featuring an overview of the landscape from AmbITion consultant Roger Tomlinson and a guide to working with web developers by Beth Aplin. Worth checking out if you’re involved with your cultural organisation’s sales and box office functions for the details. If you’re a director or CEO, the guide is also essential reading to understanding where your culture business could improve audience development and business model practices. Thanks as always @Artspro for sharing resources with AmbITion.

Digital Copyright Consultation
On 22 November Business Secretary Vince Cable announced the appointment of Richard Hooper to lead a feasibility study on developing a Digital Copyright Exchange (DCE) in the UK. The DCE feasibility study will consider options for developing a functional digital market in rights clearance and a source of information about rights ownership, as recommended by the Hargreaves Review of Intellectual Property and Growth and accepted by the Government.

Views are being sought, and we are keen to gather your responses and respond collectively from Scotland’s cultural sectors.

We will provide evidence for whether whether we agree with the ‘Hargreaves Hypothesis’ – that the current copyright licensing system is not fit for purpose; and secondly our evidence will show whether we agree with Hargreaves’ proposed definitions, including the market definition. Do get in touch with Ashley if you want to share your thoughts and opinions with our collective response.