Policy & research

  • Monitoring Parliamentary and press activities
  • Co-ordinating and presenting research
  • Copy Writing and press relations
  • Consultation responses
  • Event organisation and networking support
  • Use of social media tools to enhance research, consultations and policy processes

Case study

Promoting the European alternative to content licencing in the UK.

Based on previous experience in the European Parliament specialising in EU Audiovisual trade issues, Memeserver Ltd worked with the Federation of Entertainment Unions (FEU) – a consortium of UK trades unions including BECTU, Equity, the Musicians Union, the NUJ, the Professional Footballers Association, the Writers Guild and Unite.

Memeserver conducted a survey of existing research (including work commissioned from London’s IPPR think-tank) to bring together a compelling case for the consideration of European-style hardware levies and other creative ways of sharing the cost of public service broadcasting content.

Consulting with leading academics and industry analysts, this work was brought together for two consultation responses to OfCOM(pdf) and the Digital Britain (pdf) taskforce in 2008 and 2009 and included the organisation of a number of public meetings inside and outside parliament.