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