Performers' Rights in Europe: Challenges and Opportunities
2 December 2014
Renaissance Brussels Hotel
Rue du Parnasse 19, 1050 Brussels
The meeting will focus on three major items:
Panel 1: A thriving digital single market: what fair share for performers?
Panel 2: Exceptions and limitations: fit for purpose in the digital age?
Panel 3: Collective management of rights for performers: a practical experience
Opening speech by Tilo GERLACH, President of AEPO-ARTIS
9.30-11.00 PANEL 1: A thriving digital single market: what fair share for performers?
Moderator: Xavier BLANC, General Secretary, AEPO-ARTIS
Nicole SCHULZE, Head of Office, AEPO-ARTIS
Frederik DE GROOT, Actor, Netherlands
Maria MARTIN-PRAT, Head of Copyright Unit, European Commission, DG CONNECT
Mary HONEYBALL, Member of the European Parliament
Lucie GUIBAULT, Associate Professor, Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Silke VON LEWINSKI, Senior Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Germany
Q & A
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 13.00 PANEL 2: Exceptions and limitations: fit for purpose in the digital age?
Moderator: Mikael WALDORFF, Adviser, FILMEX, Denmark
Tilo GERLACH, President of AEPO-ARTIS and Managing Director, GVL, Germany
Giorgio MONGIAT, Policy Officer, Copyright Unit, European Commission, DG CONNECT
Member of the European Parliament (tbc)
Michele WOODS, Director of the Copyright Law Division, WIPO
Florian KOEMPEL, International Copyright Consultant, British Copyright Council, UK
Q & A
13.00 – 14.30
14.30 – 16.00
PANEL 3: Collective management of rights for performers: a practical experience
Moderator: John SMITH, President, FIM
Yolanda SCHWERI, Head Experts’ Group Audiovisual Performers, SWISSPERFORM, Switzerland
Stefan LAGRELL, Managing Director, SAMI, Sweden and Board Member, SCAPR
Willem WANROOIJ, WIPO Consultant and Project Manager
Irène VIEIRA, Managing Director, BURIDA, Ivory Coast
Burak ÖZGEN, Senior Legal Adviser, GESAC
Q & A
16.00 – 16.30 Conclusions: What policy recommendations for the new Commission?