Copyright Law for the EU
An open debate with the European Copyright Society
new venue: CosmoCaixa, Isaac Newton n.26 – Barcelona
Friday, 20 May 2016
Join the academics of the European Copyright Society to discuss and debate EU copyright law.
On Friday May 20th 2016, in Barcelona, the European Copyright Society (ECS) has organized a full day conference to debate on the several copyright issues being examined at an EU level and exchange opinions with the academic and professional copyright communities.
We will have the opportunity to revisit the reports issued by the ECS on the topics of linking as an act of communication to the public (Svensson), the harmonization of limitations (Deckmyn) and the remuneration of authors (Reprobel). We will also discuss several other issues regarding the harmonization of copyright across the EU, including those raised by the Commission in its Communication on A Digital Single Market Strategy for Europe COM(2015) 192 final, and in both public consultations on the Role of Publishers in the Copyright Value Chain and on the ‘panorama exception’ (March 2016) and on the Review of the EU Copyright rules (July 2014), as well as in the proposals for a Directive on contracts for the supply of digital content COM(2015) 634 final and for a Regulation on cross-border portability of online content services COM(2015) 627 final.
Topics will be distributed in four panels, presented by the members of the ECS and open for debate with the audience.
The conference will start at 9 am and finish at 5:30pm. Lunch is included.
All presentations and debates will be in English (no simultaneous translation available).
Admission is free but registration is required at: firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is sponsored by Obra Social – La Caixa
Confirmed speakers include:
Prof. Valérie-Laure Bénabou, Université de Versailles – Saint Quentin, France
Prof. Lionel Bently, Director, Centre of Intellectual Property and Information Law (CIPIL), University of Cambridge, UK
Dr. Robert Clark, Emeritus Law Professor, University College Dublin, Ireland
Prof. Thomas Dreier, University of Karlsruhe/Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
Prof. Séverine Dusollier, Sciences-Po, Paris, France
Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director, Centre d’Etudes Internationales de la Propriété Intellectuelle (CEIPI), University of Strasbourg, France
Prof. Jonathan Griffiths, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London, United Kingdom
Prof. Reto Hilty, Director Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich, Germany
Prof. P.Bernt Hugenholtz, Director, IVIR, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Prof. M-Christinne Janssens, Professor Intellectual Property Law, University Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium
Prof. Martin Kretschmer, Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director of CREATe Centre, University of Glasgow United Kingdom
Prof. Axel Metzger, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin, Germany
Prof. Ole-Andreas Rognstad, Professor of Law, University of Oslo, Norway
Prof. Alain Strowel, Professor, Université Saint-Louis, Brussels, Belgium
Prof. Raquel Xalabarder, Chair on Intellectual Property, Universitat Oberta de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.