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Broadband, Investment and a New Legal Structure at the Heart of UK Creative Industry Drive

January 20, 2011
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In a speech to the Oxford Media Convention the UK Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt gave details on how his office will accompany the growth of the UK creative sector. He says the “creative industries are on track to grow at double the rate of the wider economy in the years ahead.”  And to keep...
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Huff and Puff on Free Culture

August 30, 2010
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There’s a neat debate going on at Huffington Post following and article by Bevin Carnes on the real cost of Free Culture. The article itself is short and doesn’t offer anything in terms of real solutions to a real problem but the comment chain that follows is an interesting read for anyone looking for...
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The end of the age of free | Media | The Observer

May 11, 2009
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As a big promoter of the creative economy I think it is important to understand the full gamut of implications that shifting to a creative industry based economy would imply.  In this Guardian article which discusses the potential end of the free internet there is a nugget on how the internet, and the creative...
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International Conference Discusses IP

May 11, 2009
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Here is a conference to keep an eye on.  It will be looking at new models of IP protection that establish simple usage rights for creatives.  The best thing currently going that lets creative workers determine their own usage rights is the Creative Commons.  Until we have simple terms and usage the creative industries...
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MPAA promoting creative industry changes

April 22, 2009
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There are two issues in this Variety Magazine article that need to be urgently addressed in the United States. At a meeting yesterday in Washington DC, Dan Glickman, head of the MPAA, spoke to the need for innovative creative industry policy in the United States. “The American film and television industry is a national...
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Michigan is experiencing growing pains

April 20, 2009
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Michigan is in the throes of a downward economic spiral.  Not a day goes by without a reminder of the poor state of the auto industry.  But there is hope.  A few visionary souls saw the potential of the creative industries and launched a tax incentive support structure to lure the film industry to...
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Developing online creative communities

April 20, 2009
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Harnessing the power of social networking to enhance the development of the creative industries is one of the major conclusions from my report on the Creative Revolution, How British Creative Industry Policy is Chaninging the World. The sooner creative networks begin to apply technology to their financial, business and support services models the sooner...
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The Creative, Digital Economy is on the Move

April 17, 2009
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The UK is announcing plans to move their economy more towards the creative and digital sectors. This isn’t a surprise announcement, its a policy statement that has been a long time in the making.  My report “Creative Revolution,” makes it clear how the British are approaching the development of a new sector and preparing...
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Copyright on Pirate’s Bay

April 17, 2009
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The future and success of the creative economy largely depends on our common ability to protect author’s legal rights pertaining to their work.  Copyright has traditionally been the legal territory where an artist found protection and monetary gain from their creative expressions.  Copyright law has evolved since its inception to accept and accommodate new...
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Cities and the Creative Industries

A Creative Industry Primer

The creative economy movement started in the UK in 1994. Follow the links to understand how national cultural policy became creative industry policy and how it's now changing the world.