The British government has announced a new enquiry into the impact of new media technology on the creative industries.

The Culture, Media and Sport select committee is calling for submissions from broadcasters, designers and creative businesses on illegal content sharing, the effect of converging technology and whether regulation would effectively protect creative content on digital platforms.

The BBC's creative archive project, which provides a limited amount of BBC content for use by the public, will also be discussed. The committee wants to invite ideas on how to balance the rights of creators with the expectations of web users.

The deadline for submissions is 19 January 2006. Full information is available on the Parliament UK website.

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