Online Copyright Infringement: a winning battle?
Wednesday 26 September 2012, 4-6pm, Darwin Building B15, Biochemistry Lecture Theatre, UCL, London WC1.
Followed by a reception in the Student Common Room G20, Foster Court
"This fifth seminar of 2012 will be chaired by Richard Mollet, Chief Executive, The Publishers Association. Speakers will include Richard Mollet, Kieron Sharp, Director General of the Federation Against Copyright Theft, and Ian Moss, Director of Public Affairs for BPI (British Recorded Music Industry).
In the early years of the transition from the physical marketplace to today’s physical-plus-digital world, online copyright infringement ripped a hole in the revenues of many creative sectors. In recent years, however, thanks to a combination of policy developments and strong and attractive legal offerings, the creators have been fighting back.
Publishing has not been immune to this problem, nor on the front line - but as e-reading takes hold, that could change.
This seminar will look at the policy and commercial choices facing a range of British creative sectors as they have learned to deal with, and begun to overcome, the challenges posed by online copyright infringement. It will also discuss the extent to which publishing needs to engage with the main policy tools, such as the Digital Economy Act."
For more information and registration, go to https://www.ucl.ac.uk/dis/conferences/dpf