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Minister to speak at BVA's annual event supported by DVD Intelligence

The British Video Association will blow 30 candles at its Annual General Meeting and reception on 2 November at the BAFTA venue in London. The event, celebrating the past and future of the home entertainment industry, will be supported for the first time by DVD Intelligence. Co-sponsors include Eyeframe, MPO and signage company Bezier.

BVA Director General Lavinia Carey will use this opportunity to invite keynote speaker Ed Vaizey, Creative Industries Minister (pictured) who also has ministerial responsibility at the Department of Business, Innovation & Skills, to reassure industry that the UK government is committed to the spirit of the Digital Economy Act.

“To help ensure the future of video as the engine room of the audiovisual industry, we need to know that we can depend on the government and its agencies to see this through to the end and meet the goals of the Digital Economy Act,” says Carey.

The industry is looking for the implementation of not only the first stage of notice-sending to infringing users on ISPs’ networks, but also the subsequent technical measures, which may have a greater impact on the huge losses sustained by the audiovisual sector, as the users move away from illegal file-sharing towards unauthorised streaming services.

“The 30th anniversary is an auspicious time for Europe’s premier online source of information on packaged media and associated delivery platforms to support in a more forceful fashion the critically important work of the BVA,” says Jean-Luc Renaud, DVD Intelligence Publisher.

Story filed 27.09.10

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