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DCMS Communications Review Seminar Series

The Communications Review

An opportunity to build on our telecommunications, media and technology capabilities, and turn the UK into Europe’s technology hub.

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The Seminar Series

Half-day seminars to help inform policy options for a White Paper, covering a variety of topics with input from a wide range of people.

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Read the seminar papers and leave a public comment or make a private submission to the policy team. You can also access seminar outputs.

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1. The Consumer Perspective

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Driving growth in the UK economy and furthering the interests of UK consumers can be complementary goals, with consumer expectations and behaviour often leading to innovation in digital content and services.

As technological advances provide increasingly varied ways to access content and services, it is important that consumers and citizens are sufficiently protected from any potential harm, and are well-informed of their rights. This seminar focused on the consumer and citizen perspective.

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The Consumer Perspective discussion paper

Please read and comment by 14 September 2012. Your comments will be considered as part of our Communications Review.

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56 Responses to 1. The Consumer Perspective

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  1. Pete Lamb says:

    Some of the best mistranslations i’ve seen over the last few months were:-
    My whore wife flashed in front of me
    instead of
    My whole life flashed in front of me
    And
    Vandals should be sent to Bristol
    instead of
    Vandals should be sent to prison
    Its good that we can have a sense of humour over some of this but when we are looking at serious news reports we don’t all have anyone beside us who can tell us what was actually said. This can make watching news reports very misleading at times when there is a complete mistranslation which skews the meaning of whats being reported.

  2. Bob O'Hara says:

    Sheila Maddock’s choice of subtitle errors was hilarious. I wonder if this clever selection will make more impression on the decision-makes at the next Communications Review than the mundane contributions from those of us with no sense of humour.
    Whatever impresses them, we probably don’t care too much, but there can be no side-stepping the enormous input to this forum from disabled TV viewers who either struggle with no subtitles or with no audio reports. And therefore no denying that the disabled are suffering a serious disadvantage.

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