Copyright Harmonisation in the EU:
Securing a Borderless Single Market in the Digital Age
Wednesday 26th March 2014
10:00am – 4:30pm
NH Hotel du Grand Sablon, Bruxelles
Copyrights, the rights granted to authors and performers, producers and
broadcasters to ensure that those who have created or invested in the
creation can receive remuneration for it, have significant economic and
social importance. As such, the European Commission aims to ensure that
copyright and copyright-related practices, such as licensing, remain fit for
purpose in the current digital age. As part of its on-going efforts to
review and modernise EU copyright rules, the European Commission has
launched a public consultation inviting stakeholders to share their views on
the EU copyright rules with the completion of its review in Spring 2014.
Whilst good progress has been made in delivering the copyright-related
actions identified in the Digital Agenda and the Intellectual Property
Strategy, work still needs to be done to ensure effective single market in
the area of copyright.
This timely international symposium provides an invaluable opportunity for
key stakeholders within the public and private sector to explore the
measures that are being taken to tackle territorial fragmentation of
copyright laws and move towards a borderless EU digital single market, with
access to content guranteed across all Member States.
The symposium will support the exchange of ideas and encourage delegates to
engage in thought-provoking topical debate with local and regional
practitioners and policy makers at EU level.