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Cameron appoints ex-music industry executive as IP adviser

Emma Barraclough, London

UK Prime Minister David Cameron has appointed a former music industry executive as his adviser on intellectual property, in a move that could signal a tougher approach to internet piracy

Mike WeatherleyCameron has selected Mike Weatherley (right), a Conservative Party MP, for the unpaid role, where he will focus on enforcement issues relating to the creative industries.

Before he joined Parliament in 2010, Weatherley was vice-president (Europe) for the Motion Picture Licensing Company. He previously worked for Pete Waterman, who famously helped propel the careers of a long list of singers...

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