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Regulatory bodies

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Regulatory bodies

  1. 1. Regulatory Bodies Rachel Heyes Lecturer The Manchester College
  2. 2. Press Compaints Commission (PCC) <ul><li>An independent self-regulatory body which deals with complaints about the editorial content of newspapers and magazines and their websites </li></ul>
  3. 3. Office of Communications (Ofcom) <ul><li>The communications regulator; regulates television and radio, fixed line telecoms and mobiles, plus the airwaves over which wireless devices operate </li></ul>
  4. 4. Department of Culture, Media and Sport <ul><li>Department of the United Kingdom government, with responsibility for culture and sport in England, and some aspects of the media throughout the whole UK e.g. broadcasting. </li></ul><ul><li>It also has responsibility for the creative industries (some joint with Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) and tourism in England. </li></ul>
  5. 5. BBC Trust <ul><li>Governing body of the British Broadcasting Corporation. </li></ul><ul><li>It is operationally independent of BBC management and external bodies, and aims to act in the best interests of licence fee payers. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Department for Business, Enterprise and Regularity (BERR) <ul><li>The Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (BERR) was a government department. </li></ul><ul><li>The department was created on 28 June 2007 on the disbanding of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and was itself disbanded on 6 June 2009 on the creation of the: </li></ul><ul><li>Department for Business, Innovation and Skills </li></ul>
  7. 7. Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) <ul><li>Self-regulatory organisation of the advertising industry. </li></ul><ul><li>Non-statutory organisation and so cannot interpret or enforce legislation. </li></ul><ul><li>Code of advertising practice broadly reflects legislation in many instances. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) <ul><li>The Mechanical-Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) are an organisation who pay royalties to composers, songwriters and music publishers when the music they have created is sold. </li></ul><ul><li>This includes sales of the music alone such as CDs and downloads, and also products which use the music as a part of their soundtrack, such as films and computer games. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Performing Rights Society (PRS) <ul><li>When a piece of music is registered with PRS for Music it will allow a songwriter, composer or publisher to begin earning money when it is used. </li></ul><ul><li>10 million pieces of music. </li></ul><ul><li>This could be when music is used on a radio station, a TV programme or advert or any business using music they’ve created such as shops and offices. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) <ul><li>Music licensing company which licenses recorded music and music videos for public performance, broadcast and new media use </li></ul><ul><li>The income generated is then allocated and paid to their record company and performer members, often referred to as royalties or revenue payments </li></ul>
  11. 11. British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) <ul><li>Non-governmental organisation, funded by the film industry </li></ul><ul><li>Responsible for the national classification of films </li></ul><ul><li>It has a statutory requirement to classify videos, DVDs and some video games under the Video Recordings Act 2010 </li></ul>
  12. 12. Task <ul><li>In pairs: </li></ul><ul><li>Answer the following questions based on a regulatory body: </li></ul><ul><li>Which media sectors does it regulate? </li></ul><ul><li>How does it enforce its regulatory powers? </li></ul><ul><li>What are the consequences of not adhering to the regulators rules and codes of practice? </li></ul><ul><li>(Every pair should have a different body and present their answers back to the class) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Workshop <ul><li>Choose a regulatory body to focus on for your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Start researching your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Start planning your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations are to take place w/c 29 November (after your placement) </li></ul><ul><li>Rachel will instruct you further… </li></ul>
  14. 14. Media Industries Presentation <ul><li>You have been asked to give a fifteen minute presentation as an industry professional to a group of new entrants on one of the following regulatory bodies: </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>• Press Complaints Commission (PCC) </li></ul><ul><li>• Ofcom </li></ul><ul><li>• Department of Culture, Media and Sport </li></ul><ul><li>• BBC Trust </li></ul><ul><li>• Department for Business, Enterprise and Regularity (BERR) </li></ul><ul><li>• Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) </li></ul><ul><li>• Mechanical Copyright Protection Society (MCPS) </li></ul><ul><li>• Performing Right Society (PRS) </li></ul><ul><li>• Phonographic Performance Limited (PPL) </li></ul><ul><li>• British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>The presentation should include a visual projection such as a PowerPoint Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>You should include your own information and research, which should be referenced. </li></ul><ul><li>You should also provide your own analysis and interpretation of the regulatory bodies remit and activities based on your industry experience. </li></ul>

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