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    M356 - Motion on British Cultural Heritage, The Hon. Barnetlad MP
    Motion on British Cultural Heritage

    This House notes that there are Buildings and Monuments with Listed Buildings Status which gives protection of their fabric and culture and restricts or prevents their development, recognising their historical importance. This House further notes that heritage in a way is also recognised via Assets of Community Value, National Parks and Sites of Special Scientific Interests. At a global level, there are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

    This House believes that the culture and heritage of this country is not just about physical buildings, structures and places, but extends to film, television, theatre and other branches of the arts. In these areas Britain makes valuable export earnings, and receives foreign and domestic visitors. At a global level, it should be noted that UNESCO now recognises Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, such as the Lenten Carnival in Binche, Belgium, or Flamenco dancing in Spain.

    This House therefore would like to see a form of Heritage status and protection in the United Kingdom for the arts and culture, which may extend to restrictions on performance, remakes of film and television series, marketing or other ways of ensuring that these important parts of our culture are not devalued.
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    I had never thought of this, but I for one would be delighted to see something along these lines. Aye! An excellent idea!
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    I'm not sure about preventing remakes of films and tv shows, even if they are usually bad.

    Abstain.
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    An interesting idea, I'd like this to be set out further in a bill however, sometimes a remake, or revisit of a classic show can add to it's cultural impact, see Dr Who as an example
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    Very interesting idea and I'd like to see it pursued, so aye.
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    Nay. I suspect this would operate as another way for large companies to evade limitations on copyright.
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    Aye. A good idea to protect and recognise intangible heritage
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    Ban film remakes? :lolwut:
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    I like the idea, but think the suggestions of stopping remakes may go too far and not be helpful.
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    (Original post by PetrosAC)
    I'm not sure about preventing remakes of films and tv shows, even if they are usually bad.

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    Remaking a film in no way reduces the quality of the original, if anything it just shows how Americans have no class.
    (No saying American films are unenjoyable, infact they make excellent remakes if everyone was a mindless zombie)

    Also abstain
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    I agree, apart f from the film remakes - occasionally they can be OK.

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    Largely agree. I think good remakes give a good understanding and appreciation for the original content, like Shakespeare plays. But bad remakes do distort the original message and tarnish the credibility of the original content.

    Maybe restricting remakes to recognised heritage status of arts content, is not a bad idea. Wait nvm.

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    I have put this motion before the House for discussion, thinking about a Bill in future. Heritage status of a sort would not be automatic or universal, but would have to meet conditions. I'm not wanting it to be a form of large company bullying.

    I welcome other thoughts from members of the House.
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    (Original post by barnetlad)
    I have put this motion before the House for discussion, thinking about a Bill in future. Heritage status of a sort would not be automatic or universal, but would have to meet conditions. I'm not wanting it to be a form of large company bullying.

    I welcome other thoughts from members of the House.
    How do you propose to prevent abuse of these rules as regards legitimate derivative works? Who has standing to enforce? If it's the state, do you really think a time-pressed AG/CPS will?
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    How can film remakes damage the national heritage? If anything they give a new generation access to what was beloved by those who came before them.

    Besides this I find the motion to be very vague and as such find little else to fault it on.

    Abstain or Aye.
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    (Original post by Birchington)
    This House therefore would like to see a form of Heritage status and protection in the United Kingdom for the arts and culture, which may extend to restrictions on performance, remakes of film and television series, marketing or other ways of ensuring that these important parts of our culture are not devalued.[/field]
    Restricting art is no way to honour our cultural and artistic heritage. What is wrong with remakes? They don't detract from the original work.

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    aye a very nice motion
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    Nay. As others have said, art should not be restricted in anyway, whether it be a remake or not.
 
 
 
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