Diamond Diversity Reporting Goes Live

October 10, 2016

What is it? The Diamond diversity monitoring system (Diamond), part of the Silvermouse Deliverables Platform, has been live since 15 August 2016.  From this date, programmes commissioned by the BBC, ITV, Channel 4 and Sky are subject to Diamond, created to collect and monitor diversity information for the industry in order to better understand who… Read more »

BASCA Gold Badge Awards

October 4, 2016

Simkins Chairman, Paddy Grafton Green, was presented yesterday with a Gold Badge Award by the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors. The awards are given to those who have made an outstanding contribution to the lives of songwriters, composers and authors. The ceremony was held at The Savoy Hotel and Paddy was presented with… Read more »

European Commission’s Proposals for the Modernisation of Copyright

October 4, 2016

On 14 September 2016, the European Commission published a Communication on promoting a fair, efficient and competitive copyright-based economy, alongside the following legislative proposals: Proposal for a Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market which would: introduce mandatory exceptions to copyright for teaching activities, text and data mining, and the preservation of cultural heritage;… Read more »