BVA response to today's publication of Richard Hooper's DCE feasibility study
31st July 2012: "The BVA welcomes the constructive proposals in Richard Hooper’s report, particularly the fact that the Copyright Hub will be a voluntary, opt-in, sign post and navigation mechanism focusing on high volume, low monetary value, low transaction cost licensing of creative content. As an active partner in the consultation process we believe that this balanced, industry led hub should act as a source of content owners and relevant licensors."
"We would like to thank Richard Hooper and his team for consulting widely and enabling interested stakeholders to contribute positively to the policy-making process. We now look forward to working with Government on some of the outstanding issues identified in the report, such as the composition of the Copyright Licensing Steering Group. The BVA’s members are in business to get their content to as many consumers as possible and we welcome the report’s acknowledgement of the ease with which creative content can now be accessed legitimately. We believe this hub will help develop these online offers further by facilitating the launch of new legal digital services."