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Message  Matthieu le Ven 2 Oct 2009 - 8:46

Back Government to stop internet theft (The Times, 2 octobre 2009).
UK film and TV producers, directors and actors support Government proposals to tackle digital theft
Sir, As a group of UK film and TV producers, directors and actors who have made some of the UK’s most innovative and distinctive films and television programmes, we support the proposals announced recently by the Government to deal with the tidal wave of digital theft on the internet. We commend the Government for putting the UK into the lead globally in creating a safe and secure broadband internet that will serve consumers while not killing jobs in the UK’s world-class creative industries.

The film and television work that we create provides employment for tens of thousands of people in the UK, attracts foreign investment into the UK, creates billions in revenue and provides entertainment for many millions of people. Most of the people engaged in our industry are not stars or household names, but the scale of the problem of digital internet theft is putting at serious risk the jobs of make-up artists, editors, lighting and sound technicians, cameramen and set and costume designers to name just a few.

The film and TV industries are now making substantial investments in broadband based business models but all that will count for nothing if in the future there is no functioning and secure online marketplace to sell films to audiences. The future for the UK’s broadband networks should be the legal delivery to consumers of our films and TV programmes in an attractive and innovative way and not, as it currently stands, the wholesale distribution of illegal material.

We believe the measures proposed by government — comprising warning letters sent by internet service providers (ISPs) to infringers with technical measures reserved for those who continue to steal despite receiving repeated warnings — are both fair and proportionate and will make a real difference. These measures are vital if we are to tackle the problem of internet theft and ensure that the UK preserves its position as a world leader in the film and TV businesses.

We urge the ISPs to act with the content industry in the ways proposed by Government in order to achieve a significant reduction in digital internet theft in the UK.

Alison Owen, Alison Steadman, Allon Reich, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Ann Skinner, Anthony Waye, Barbara Broccoli, Barnaby Thompson, Bill Nighy, Callum Mcdougall, Caroline Hewitt, Charlie Guard, Christian Coulson, Daisy Donovan, Damian Jones, Dan Mazer, Danny Boyle, David Heyman, David Leland, David Parfitt, David Yates, Edgar Wright, Elisabeth Murdoch, Emma Thompson, Eric Fellner, Gillies Mackinnon, Gina Mckee, Graham Broadbent, Gurinda Chadha, Guy Ritchie, Dame Helen Mirren, Hilary Bevan Jones, Jo Burn, Joe Wright, John Hurt, Jon Finn, Jonathan Cavendish, Julian Fellowes, Julie Walters, Justin Chadwick, Kenneth Branagh, Kris Thykier, Liz Karlsen, Lloyd Levin, Luc Roeg, Marc Samuelson, Mark Mylod, Mary Richards, Matthew Macfadyen, Matt Lucas, Michael Kuhn, Michael Sheen, Michael Wilson, Mike Leigh, Nick Frost, Nick Hytner, Nicky Kentish Barnes, Nira Park, Paul Berrow, Paul Greengrass, Paul Webster, Paul Weiland, Ralph Fiennes, Richard Curtis, Richard E. Grant, Richard Eyre, Richard Jobson, Richard Loncraine, Robert Fox, Robyn Slovo, Roger Lloyd-Pack, Rowan Atkinson, Rupert Wyatt, Ruth Caleb, Sam Taylor-Wood, Sarah Radclyffe, Simon Bosanquet, Simon Curtis, Simon Mcburney, Simon Relph, Sir Alan Parker, Stephen Daldry, Stephen Frears, Stephen Woolley, Steve Bendelack, Stewart Till, Tim Bevan, Tom Guard, Tony Robinson, Tristram Shapeero
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