UK industry bodies have welcomed Richard Hooper’s positive report into the feasibility of a digital copyright exchange for the content industries – a proposal made last year in the Hargreaves review of copyright law. There’s a bit of trumpeting going on – “The front-footedness of the British music industry has been rightly recognised in Richard’s report,” said UK Music boss Jo Dipple, while PRS for Music’s Richard Ashcroft said “we believe that the copyright hub recommended by Hooper could place Britain at the very centre of the global, online market for the creative industries”. Now the hard work begins though: both to create the exchange itself, and figure out how it works with other initiatives around the world.

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