Key Points
  • Overview of the proposed reforms of European Copyright and the implications to the UK and wider European Creative Economy
  • Analysis of the priorities for reform of the AVMSD and how best to reform to meet the challenges currently facing audiovisual media services
  • Examination of the future of delivering cross-border content and the priorities for tackling geo-blocking practices
Guest of Honour

Anna Herold Member of Cabinet for the Digital Economy, Communications Networks, Content and Technology Directorate, European Commission

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Overview
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.


Agenda
Start

08:30 - 08:55
Registration

 

08:55 - 09:00
Chair's opening remarks

 

Speakers

The Rt Hon Sir Robin Jacob Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University Colleg

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09:00 - 09:30
EU Reform and Implications to the UK

 
Analysis of how EU reforms will impact the UK and existing regulatory framework






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Robin Stout Deputy Director of Copyright Policy, Intellectual Property Office

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09:30 - 10:30
A European Copyright Framework – Meeting the needs of the 21st Century

 
What are the key challenges facing the harmonisation of member states copyright regimes? How will the removal of “unjustified” geo-blocking impact the capacity of content makers and rights holders to protect their works?

What is the future of licensing?

How will proposals for the Satellite and Cable Directive to expand coverage impact broadcasters and control they have over their transmissions and their acquired content?

 What are the practical options to improve access to “cultural diversity”? 

With reform underway how can enforcement be reformed?


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Paul Pacifico CEO, The Featured Artists Coalition

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Stevie Benton Head of External Relations, Wikimedia

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Naomi Korn Chair, LACA (Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance)

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Frances Lowe Head of Legal, Policy and Public Affairs, PRS for Music

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Eleonora Rosati Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, Southampton Law School

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10:30 - 11:15
Cross-Border Content – digital and physical

 
What are the challenges for enabling cross-border access to purchased content?

What reforms are needed to the retail market to allow cross-border sales and how does licensing need to change to ensure content makers and rights holders receive efficient recompense?

How far is the opening up of cross-border ecommerce in the interests of eRetailers?

How might econsumer rights need to evolve?



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Bill Bush Executive Director, Premier League

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Susie Winter Director of Policy and Communications, The Publishers Association

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Gregor Pryor Partner, Reed Smith

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11:15 - 11:20
Chairman’s closing remarks

 

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The Rt Hon Sir Robin Jacob Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University Colleg

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11:20 - 11:40
Coffee and networking

 

11:40 - 11:45
Chair's Opening Remarks

 

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Lord Clement-Jones CBE Vice Chair, All Party Parliamentary Intellectual Property Group

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11:45 - 12:15
European Digital Single Market

 
Overview of the proposed reforms of European Copyright and the implications to the UK and wider European Creative Economy


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Anna Herold Member of Cabinet for the Digital Economy, Communications Networks, Content and Technology Directorate, European Commission

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12:15 - 12:55
AVMSD – Creating a regulatory environment to foster growth

 
What should be the key priorities for reform of the AVMSD?

How has the AVMSD market – and the key players – changed since 2010?

What is needed to assist European providers of digital AV services to compete on an even playing field with non-European companies?

What should be the role of the Commission?

How can the AVMSD – and e-Privacy Directive - balance protecting personal data with the need to ensure the digital industries are able to innovate?

How real is the danger of the digital industries escaping to more relaxed regulatory environments?





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Dominic Young CEO of The Copyright Hub

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Charlie Bloye Chief Executive, Film Export UK

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12:55 - 13:00
Chair's closing remarks

 

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Lord Clement-Jones CBE Vice Chair, All Party Parliamentary Intellectual Property Group

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End

Speakers

Stevie Benton Head of External Relations, Wikimedia

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Charlie Bloye Chief Executive, Film Export UK

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Bill Bush Executive Director, Premier League

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Lord Clement-Jones CBE Vice Chair, All Party Parliamentary Intellectual Property Group

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Anna Herold Member of Cabinet for the Digital Economy, Communications Networks, Content and Technology Directorate, European Commission

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The Rt Hon Sir Robin Jacob Hugh Laddie Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law, University Colleg

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Naomi Korn Chair, LACA (Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance)

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Frances Lowe Head of Legal, Policy and Public Affairs, PRS for Music

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Paul Pacifico CEO, The Featured Artists Coalition

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Gregor Pryor Partner, Reed Smith

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Eleonora Rosati Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law, Southampton Law School

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Robin Stout Deputy Director of Copyright Policy, Intellectual Property Office

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Susie Winter Director of Policy and Communications, The Publishers Association

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Dominic Young CEO of The Copyright Hub

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Attending
  • Cooley (UK)
  • British Film Institute
  • Oliver & Ohlbaum Associates
  • PRS for Music
  • Roche Products Limited
  • Sony/ATV Music Publishing
  • The Copyright Licensing Agency
  • Walker Books UK
  • Lewis Silkin
  • DLA Piper
  • UK Music
  • Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers
  • Roche Products Limited
  • IOP Publishing Limited
  • Osborne Clarke
  • ISBA
  • Fieldfisher
  • Swan Turton
  • Deloitte
  • Viacom International Media Networks
  • Hogan Lovells International LLP
  • UBS
  • Rights TV
  • ABRSM Publishing Ltd
  • Warner Music Group
  • QVC
  • UKTV
  • Rivers Consultancy
  • Pact
  • Singh Law Firm

Supporters & Contributors

DeHavilland

The Featured Artists Coalition

Wikimedia UK

PRS for Music

The Copyright Hub

The Publishers Association


Venue details

Royal Society of Chemistry Royal Society of Chemistry, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BA.

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Royal Society of Chemistry

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