BPI letter to Ben Bradshaw on 16th June 2009

I’ve been tabling a number of written questions to the DCMS in recent weeks. One of them unearthed this letter from BPI lobbyist, Geoff Taylor to the amiable and talented Secretary of State, Ben Bradshaw.

Mr Taylor’s letter seems confused. On the one hand, he trumpets the tremendous success and creativity of the music industry. On the other, he suggests that piracy is destroying the business.

I’ve been struck at the sheer magnitude of the recorded music industry lobby around the Digital Economy Bill. I’m going to prod around a little more when Parliament returns in the New Year.



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