Early day motion 1307

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PRIVATE COPYING COPYRIGHT EXCEPTION

That this House notes that the Copyright and Rights in Performances (Personal Copies for Private Use) Regulations 2014 were laid before Parliament on 27 March 2014; further notes that this measure will mean that consumers can legally copy copyright material which they have lawfully acquired for their own private and personal use; observes that the Culture, Media and Sport Committee has stated that it is not convinced that a facility for private copying is factored into the purchase either of music or devices that store, play or copy it (Third Report, Supporting the creative economy, HC674, para 73); believes that the Government has not specified, as it is obliged to by international law, how musicians, composers, performers and creators will be fairly compensated under this proposal; is concerned that the accompanying impact assessment clearly states that the proposal will represent a transfer of value from rights-holders to the technology industry; acknowledges the economic power and cultural impact of the creative industries; and calls on the Government to withdraw these draft regulations and re-lay them in amended form to ensure that the creative content-producing sector does not suffer harm.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 06.05.2014
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 07.05.2014
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 07.05.2014
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 07.05.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 12.05.2014
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 08.05.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 01.05.2014
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 30.04.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 06.05.2014
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 06.05.2014
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 07.05.2014
Robertson, John Labour Party Glasgow North West 01.05.2014
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 13.05.2014
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 30.04.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 01.05.2014
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 30.04.2014