Richard Hooper to research Digital Copyright Exchange idea

By | Published on Wednesday 23 November 2011

Richard Hooper

That Vince Cable dude has announced he is appointing Richard Hooper, the former Deputy Chairman of media regulator OfCom, to undertake a feasibility study on setting up a Digital Copyright Exchange, one of the grand ideas put forward by Prof Hargreaves in his recent government-commissioned review of UK copyright laws.

The Exchange, which would aim to lower the administrative costs of licensing content for digital services, and give business and consumers easier access to copyrighted material, is a great idea, albeit a great idea that will almost certainly not work and, most likely, never get off the ground. Still, you can’t beat a good feasibility study, can you?