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ELSPA applauds Tory leader's stance on copyright theft

The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association has welcomed a call from Conservative leader David Cameron for a tougher stance on copyright theft.

The Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association has welcomed a call from Conservative leader David Cameron for a tougher stance on copyright theft.

Speaking at the AGM of the British Recorded Music Industry yesterday, Cameron said copyright theft occurs on a massive scale in the UK and has an impact on investment and innovation.

He also said that more should be done to educate people about the issue and change their perceptions.

In response, ELSPA managing director Mike Rawlinson described Cameron's comments as "welcome", adding, "IP theft in the creative industries and in games costs billions of pounds every year... More needs to be done to protect the creative industries.

"At ELSPA we already pour a great deal of resource into fighting piracy, but we can do a great deal more, particularly in educating people.

"We would welcome the chance to sit down with political stakeholders to ensure we have a longer term strategy of educating younger people about the impact of piracy and copyright theft."

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