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Tech Weekly live: Tech City Talks - Rights and IP

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Monday, October 31, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

Tech Weekly live: Tech City Talks - Rights and IP

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We need a new business model for the UK's creativity. Globally recognised as a world leader in innovation in areas like music, fashion, design and art, British makers are struggling to make a buck in a landscape where their highly valued work can be infinitely replicated.


The UK is also recognised as a leader in making recommendations on Internet regulation, and the Hargreaves Report, delivered to the government earlier this year, proposes a whole new approach to copyright. But how realistic are its guidelines? Whose interests are catered for in the controversial Digital Economy Act? And how can people make a living from their digital creations? This debate gauges the temperature of the current creative climate by bringing together Ministers, makers and media-savvy consumers to find out where to draw the line in this politically-charged battle.


The panelists are: Ed Vaizey MP (Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries), Professor Ian Hargreaves (Chair of Digital Economy at the Cardiff School of Journalism, Media and Cultural Studies), Feargal Sharkey (CEO of UK Music), Jonathan Haskel (Professor of Economics at Imperial College Business School) and Jeff Lynn (Chairman of Coadec).


Join Tech Weekly for the live recording of this debate at on Monday 31 October at Imperial College London, South Kensington Campus, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ (Find it!). Doors are open from 6.30pm and the recording starts at 7pm sharp.


Add your questions and comments to our blog post, send it to or tweet us - @guardiantw. Contribute to the discussion and follow the debate with the hashtag #TWTC3.

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Imperial College
Exhibition Road

Monday, October 31, 2011 from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM (GMT)

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