PRS for Music says that “the creative sectors have seized the initiative to follow up on the report and have already committed funding to enable this project to progress” – an important step, since there has been plenty of debate about the extent to which the creative industries should be funding the implementation of the report. A Copyright Licensing Steering Group has been set up, headed by former BBC head of rights and business affairs James Lancaster, while senior civil servant Dr Ros Lynch has been put in charge of “an industry funded office to spearhead the work to deliver the report’s recommendations”. “As previously stated 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,” says PRS boss Robert Ashcroft.

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