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Arts: Finance

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 247159, tabled on 24 April 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment his Department has made of the effect on grassroots funding for the arts of the widespread theft of the UK creative industries intellectual property rights by the pirate network beoutQ.

Answered on

2 May 2019

We are committed to protecting the IP of our world leading Creative Industries, which is why are continuing to support The "Get It Right" campaign with £2M investment over 3 years. This campaign is part of The Government's Sector Deal which helps educate consumers on the dangers of copyright infringement and directs them towards legitimate sources of creative content online. The HM Ambassador in Riyadh has raised this matter on a number of occasions with Ministers in the Saudi Arabian Government.