Prime Minister Puts Weight of No 10 Behind Mike’s Education Report


Following the publication of his IP education report, Mike Weatherley, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Hove and Portslade, and former Intellectual Property Adviser to the Prime Minister, has received full support and endorsement from his colleague, the Rt Hon David Cameron MP, for his contribution on this important subject.

Mike’s report, ‘Copyright Education and Awareness’ was published in October and the Prime Minister has now responded having read the report. To read the report in full, click here.

Recommendations include: A step up in the coordination of IP awareness programmes, led by the IPO; Greater measurement of IP perceptions and behaviours; Incorporating IP education in the school curriculum; The BBC to create a copyright education programme; Emphasis on better, clearer information on IP education; Making better use of technology; Introduction of an IP/Education coordinator; Emphasis on reporting outcomes across Government; the IPO to coordinate an inclusive steering group to deliver a robust programme of IP respect throughout the country.

In his letter, commenting on Mike’s report, the Prime Minister said: “It is an excellent report, which highlights the key issues we must tackle to raise the understanding of copyright amongst future generations.”

Commenting, Mike said: “I am pleased that the Prime Minister was delighted and fully supportive of my report on copyright education and awareness. Changing attitudes is a slow process, but more and more people are considering the implications of intellectual property rights and boosting IP education across the board will help shift how people perceive this important issue.”