British creative industries minister Ed Vaizey caused a stir at yesterday’s BPI annual general meeting, with a barbed comment wishing ISP BT would “put as much energy into making fantastic new music services for its customers as it does trying to overturn acts of Parliament”. The comments are unlikely to go down well with the ISP – Britain’s largest – following its ongoing campaign against the Digital Economy Act. It’s safe to say Vaizey is much keener on rival Virgin Media’s approach, as it announced its deal with Spotify yesterday morning. “I hope that will be a game changer, and I hope other ISPs will look at what Virgin has done.” Vaizey also addressed concerns that the government is not moving fast enough on implementing the DEA. “If you think we are delaying, there is a genuine reason for it: we want to get the road clear for the months ahead.” Source: Music Week

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