Digital Heritage

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Prime Minister – in the House of Commons at 1:24 pm on 20th January 2010.

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Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1:24 pm, 20th January 2010

Thank you, Mr. Deputy Speaker.

There are a number of cumbersome steps that our cultural institutions have to go through to meet the current requirements of copyright law when seeking to use or reproduce a copy of works held in their collections. They need to be able to preserve their works, shift formats over time and make our heritage available. My Bill will allow cultural works that are often rotting on shelves awaiting copyright clearance to be saved for digital archiving purposes.

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