Following the recent publication of the European Commission’s “Roadmap to a Digital Single Market across the European Union”, this event offers an opportunity to analyse and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lay ahead for EU, and UK, copyright law.
Delegates will examine the implications of the proposals to access to digital content for consumers, rights holders, content makers and the wider European Creative Economy. The event will consider reform of licensing and how the removal of ‘unjustifiable’ geo-blocking is likely to affect business models within the creative industries – in particular release windows and, by extension, marketing and sales. Sessions will also focus on the next steps for harmonisation across member states and how UK IP and copyright policy may need to evolve to fit within an evolved European framework.
Attendees will also consider the way forward for education and enforcement and the extent that the rise of Spotify, Netflix and other legal routes to content have met the demands of consumers and lessened the propensity for individuals to infringe.