WMF event: EU copyright reform and the digital single market – priorities and challenges
Guests of Honour: Dr Ros Lynch, Director, Copyright and IP Enforcement, Intellectual Property Office;
Antony Walker, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, techUK and Richard Mollet, Chief Executive Officer,
The Publishers Association and Chair, Alliance for Intellectual Property
Following the publication of the key areas of action for the European Commission as part of their Digital Single
Market Strategy, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to assess the way forward for modernising the European copyright framework ‐ including challenges and policy options. With legislative proposals for copyright reform expected before the end of the year, delegates will examine the priority areas for action to encourage the flow of content across borders, support the creation of new distribution channels, and ensure the long‐term growth of the
European creative economy, as well as consider the effectiveness of the proposed strategy in balancing consumers’ interests and creator reward. Delegates will also consider the next steps for an effective and harmonised approach to copyright enforcement across member states, the changing role of foreign digital intermediaries in the debate, and the impact of changes to EU‐level copyright legislation on their operations.
8th September 2015