The online future for copyright and IP: copyright reform, IPR enforcement and the debate on intermediary liability
IIC UK CHAPTER EVENT
30 NoVember 2017, 1700 for a 1730 start
Hosted by Oxera, 200 Aldersgate, 14th Floor, London EC1A 4HD
The ever-changing balance between distributors and content producers is high on the agenda, in Europe especially. The role of the Internet as a platform for knowledge and for content distribution has added to the dynamics, opportunities and complexities of the debate. EU proposals on the reform of copyright and content regulation, in parallel to the related updates of the telecom and audio-visual regulatory frameworks, have kept the debate well and truly alive.
Recent headlines from Brussels suggest that copyright holders may be losing ground in the ‘liberalising’ drive proposed in the DSM, such as in geoblocking. But there is still a long and busy road ahead, with major ongoing discussions such as the possible extension of the Audiovisual Media Services directive to a host of new online services, and the review of the IPR enforcement framework.
It has been a ‘hot year’ for content and copyright, and it could end up opening up the road to more innovation and consumer benefits, or to further securing (shackling?) the Internet content space. But could we have the best of both worlds? Tonight’s discussion will look into the longer-term policy perspective, including:
- What is the emerging regulatory landscape for content in the future Digital Single Market?
- What could be the impact for the UK’s Internet and content / IP sectors, and for consumers?
- Can we achieve a balanced approach that benefits everyone, fosters innovation and incentivises creativity?
- What will the effect of Brexit be on access to European creative content?
- What advantages or threats does the new copyright directive bring to users and all market participants?
- What practical steps can and are being taken to improve copyright protection for creators, ensure accurate payment to creators and reduce piracy?
Read a summary on copyright licensing, written by Richard Hooper, moderator of IIC UK Chapter meeting, presented at a recent meeting of the Ardito research project in Barcelona.
Partner, Oxera Consulting LLP
Vice President, Coprorate Legal Counsel, Getty Images
Chairman, Broadband Stakeholder Group (UK)
Director, United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office
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