Liz Bales
Liz Bales joined the Industry Trust for IP Awareness in November 2006 following seven years at Universal Pictures UK. During her time at the Industry Trust, Liz has specialised in consumer outreach and education programmes in relation to copyright and the creative industries, consumer research and campaign evaluation and is a regular spokesperson for the audio-visual industry in this field.

The Industry Trust has delivered an extensive range of education campaigns across a variety of audiences spanning young males, youth and parents. Raising awareness of copyright and its role in underpinning production in the audiovisual sector, the campaigns have consistently struck a chord with audiences, improving value perceptions and knowledge around legal sources of audiovisual content.

Entries by Liz Bales

Is Our Love of Netflix and Spotify Really Reducing Piracy?

(0) Comments | Posted 8 July 2016 | (14:53)

Digital streaming services like Netflix and Spotify are reducing piracy, according to an article in the Daily Telegraph earlier this week. It's a great headline and there is certainly some truth to it, but let's not put out the party bunting just yet.

The article, which was...

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Content Theft Is No Game

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2016 | (17:02)

Last week saw the much anticipated premiere of Game of Thrones season 6, which throws up some interesting questions, and I'm not talking about the plot. Before the premier had even been officially aired there were clips appearing online.

In the days after the premier,...

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A Welcome New Chapter for the Copyright Challenge

(0) Comments | Posted 25 October 2015 | (21:57)

This month sees the launch of a landmark initiative for the UK creative industries. For the first time ever, content creators from the worlds of film and TV and music have, with the support of government, trades unions, retailers and other creative sectors including games, books, media and sports, joined...

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A 30th Birthday Wish for Film in All Its Formats

(0) Comments | Posted 16 September 2015 | (10:15)

The 16th September 1985 was a landmark moment for British film fans.

Thirty years ago today, film went on sale on our high streets for the first time ever. It was available to enjoy in VHS format and sold by that great British retail innovator, Woolworths....

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When Pirate Film and TV Sites Serve Up Nasty Surprises, Why Go Back for More?

(0) Comments | Posted 29 April 2014 | (08:41)

New analysis of the 30 most visited illegal film and TV sites in the UK has found that 90% of them contain malware and other malicious programmes designed to deceive or defraud their own users.

On top of malware, these rogue sites are rife with credit card cons. Two...

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Connectivity and The Future of Film

(0) Comments | Posted 6 December 2013 | (16:44)

From smart watches to smart phones, there's no doubt that in 2013 we're more connected than ever before. Last year in Britain, 33million adults accessed the internet every day, more than double the 2006 figure of 16million, when comparable records began. With the growth of the internet and internet-connected devices,...

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The Growing Demand for Digital Film, TV and Video Services

(0) Comments | Posted 29 January 2013 | (09:42)

2012 was a great year for British TV and cinema. Yet again we saw Brits light up the silver screen with freshly-formed classics as well as some familiar faces - most notably from her majesty's secret service. Yes, the British TV and film industry was once again well represented with...

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Film Education in Schools Will Support the Future of the Industry

(1) Comments | Posted 24 October 2012 | (16:41)

Who would have played Rose in Titanic if Kate Winslet hadn't been inspired in drama class to take up a career in acting? What might Danny Boyle be doing now if Film Studies hadn't helped him to become a world famous director? There's no doubt that film education in schools...

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