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Traffic Lights: Creating a distinction between legal and illegal content online 

26 July 2011

“Traffic Lights” is an industry-led, non-legislative concept to signal the status of a site to users, creating a clear distinction between legal and illegal content. They build upon existing tools that allow users to assess a website and its potential risks before they download from it.

Traffic Lights can help meet the consumer education requirements of the Digital Economy Act 2010 and deliver Government proposals to empower the consumer to make better choices. The scheme sits as part of a complementary package of voluntary, legislative, and judicial measures, all aimed at tackling online copyright infringement.

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PRS for Music represents the rights of over 125,000 songwriters, composers and music publishers in the UK. As a membership organisation it ensures creators are paid whenever their music is played, performed or reproduced, championing the importance of copyright to protect and support the UK music industry. The UK has a proud tradition of creating wonderful music that is enjoyed the world over and PRS for Music has been supporting the creators of that music since 1914.

PRS for Music provides business and community groups with easy access to nearly 15m songs through its music licences. In an industry worth over £4.1bn, PRS for Music is uniquely placed to be a voice for music and music creators. Collecting £621.5m in 2016, PRS for Music is one of the world’s most efficient combined rights organisations. With over 100 representation agreements in place globally, PRS for Music's network represents over two million music creators.

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