Conference: Four Years of the Copyright Directive

On Thursday, 25th of May, AEPO-ARTIS is holding a conference “FOUR YEARS OF THE COPYRIGHT DIRECTIVE” at the Thon Hotel EU (Rue de la Loi 75, 1040 Brussels/undergrounds Maelbeek or Arts-Loi) on 25 May 2023.

It has indeed been over four years since the EU Council and Parliament adopted Directive 2019/790 on copyright and related rights in the Digital Single Market. And even if not all Member States have completed its transposition, there is enough to look back at. And that is exactly what we will do, in addition to considering what will come next in the transposition procedure.

With the participation of a very broad range of stakeholders, AEPO-ARTIS will have a first look at the new state of affairs in the audiovisual and music sector and see how the Copyright Directive has changed the lives and businesses of performers, authors, producers and broadcasters over the past four years.

You can find the full programme here


Four years of the Copyright Directive

Four years of the Copyright Directive

A day of discussions on Copyright and Related Rights in the EU Digital Single Market




09h30 – Coffee and registration


10h00 – Opening session

Welcome speech by Tilo Gerlach, President AEPO-ARTIS

Keynote speech by Axel Voss, MEP (EVP) Germany and rapporteur on the Copyright Directive


10h15 – Four years of the Copyright Directive

Overview of diverse transpositions by Ioan Kaes, General-Secretary AEPO-ARTIS

First impressions by Marco Giorello, Head of the Copyright Unit at DG CNECT

Testimonies from the EP by Benjamin Feyen, Secretary General of the CCFG



11h15 – The impact of the CDSM on the EU music streaming market.

New players, new money, old models.

  • Graham Davies, CEO Ivors Academy
  • Olivia Regnier, Chair Digital Music Europe
  • Christophe Van Vaerenbergh, Manager Director PlayRight
  • Lodovico Benvenuti, Managing Director IFPI Europe


Moderated by Nick Yule, Head of Legal AEPO-ARTIS

12h30 – Lunch



14h00 – The impact of the CDSM on the EU audiovisual streaming market.

What’s next?


  • Cécile Despringre, Executive Director SAA
  • Gregor Štibernik, Managing Director  AIPA
  • Carolina Lorenzon, Chair of the Board, ACT
  • Darya Gantura, Actress and Member of the Board of De Acteursgilde


Moderated by Ioan Kaes, General Secretary AEPO-ARTIS

15h15 – Coffee


15h30 – The place of Copyright and related rights in the future trio-Presidency program of the Council of the EU.


A roundtable discussion with focus on Spain, Belgium and Hungary.

  • Paul Laurent, Advisor for the Belgian Ministry of Economic Affairs
  • Pál Tomori, Director EJI


Moderated by Xavier Blanc, Legal and Policy Advisor AEPO-ARTIS

16h30 – Closing notes and end of the conference