Parliamentary Business Committee reflects games industry views
The influential Business, Innovation and Skills Committee today published a report on the digital economy, highlighting interventions by Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist OBE from evidence she gave on behalf of the games industry in March this year.
The most important policy debate currently happening that will shape the games industry's future is the European Commission's strategy to complete the Digital Single Market. This covers a wide array of issues, including consumer protection law, copyright, privacy, competition law, data protection and more.
EU digital proposals threaten to stifle innovative business models
At the end of last week, we responded to the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills’ consultation on proposals from Europe on new reules governing the sale of digital content which impact on consumer laws.
2015: A Year in the Political Game
Before heading off for a holiday break, we took a look back at some of the highlights from this year of games industry engagement with government, parliament and UK politics.
We'd like to thank all of our members for their help throughout the year getting more recognition and support for our industry. None of what we do would be possible without you.
New EU rules for sale of digital content proposed
The European Commission today revealed the first two pieces of legislation it wants to pass under its Digital Single Market project.
New rules for the sale of digital content, and changes to allow portability of content that consumers have paid for, have been proposed. A more detailed explanation is below.
Responding to the announcements, Ukie CEO Dr Jo Twist said:
Vaizey advances Digital Single Market position
Digital Economy Minister Rt. Hon. Ed Vaizey MP has developed the government's position on the Digital Single Market in a major speech on the creative economy in Manchester yesterday.
Major European study highlights success of mobile games
A report published today by the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE), has set out the significant benefits generated by the mobile games industry across the continent. These are the results of the largest-ever study of the mobile games ecosystem, for which 4,000 consumers across Europe were surveyed.
Completing the Digital Single Market: proposals set out by UK Government.
David Cameron’s office published "The UK Vision for the EU's Digital Economy" earlier this week. This is a set of proposals for finalising the EU Digital Single Market, which they say could create €250 billion in growth.