Early day motion 1307

PRIVATE COPYING COPYRIGHT EXCEPTION

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Total number of signatures: 16

Dobbin, Jim Edwards, Jonathan Gapes, Mike George, Andrew
Godsiff, Roger Hancock, Mike Hopkins, Kelvin Leech, John
McDonnell, John Meale, Alan Osborne, Sandra Robertson, John
Roy, Lindsay Sanders, Adrian Shannon, Jim Wishart, Pete

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.