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[dvd-discuss] TACD, Feb 4 workshop in Brussels, Copyright in the Digital Age

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Subject: [Random-bits] TACD, Feb 4 workshop in Brussels, Copyright in the
Digital Age
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2004 11:47:54 -0500
From: James Love <james.love@cptech.org>
To: random-bits@lists.essential.org

            Copyright in the Digital Age, Brussels
                       February 4, 2004
        Hotel Renaissance, 19 rue du Parnasse, Brussels

This is a one day workshop hosted by the The Trans Atlantic Consumer
Dialogue (TACD) Committee on Intellectual Property, with support from the
Rockefeller Foundation.  There is no fee to attend, but pre-registration is
required, by contacting TACD Coordinator, Ben Wallis (bwallis@consint.org,
Tel: +442072266663 Ext 218)


09.00 - 09.15  Welcome and introduction
   -    Rhoda Karpatkin, President Emeritus of Consumers Union
   -    Felix Cohen, General Director, Consumentenbond

09.15 - 10.45 Part I: General overview  - what is copyright
and what are the policy developments of interest to

Moderator: James Love, Consumer Project on Technology

- Jule Sigall, US Copyright Office, Library of Congress
- The role of industry - Bertrand Moullier, Director General, International
Federation of Film Producers Associations (FIAPF)
- Nick Ashton-Hart, Executive Director, International Music Managers Forum
(IMMF) - The rights of authors and performers
- Ann E. Chaitovitz, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists -
The rights of authors
- Chris Murray, Consumers Union - The consumer perspective

10.45 - 11.00 Break

11.00 - 12.30 Part II: Technical Protection measures and their effect on
fair use.

Moderator: Anna Fielder, Director of the Office for Developed and Transition
Economies, Consumers International.

- Richard Owens, Head of Copyright E-Commerce, Technology and Management
Division, World Intellectual Property Organisation
- Bernt Hugenholz, Professor,  University of Amsterdam - Contractual use and
exceptions to copyrights
- Laurence Lebersborg, Test-Achats (Belgium) - Technical Protection of CDs
- Gwen Hinze, Staff Attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation - Digital
rights management
- Michelle Childs, Head of Policy Research, Consumers Association (UK) -
Regional encoding of DVDs and CDs

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 15.00 Part III: Enforcement of copyrights in the digital age
Considering how rights and exceptions are balanced, looking at the strain on
priorities of enforcement bodies, privacy versus enforcement of copyrights,
and EU and US legislation (DCMA IPR-enforcement directive)

Moderator: Victoria Villamar

- Rogier Wezenbeek, DG Internal Market, European Commission
- Ted Shapiro, Vice President, Europe Motion Picture Association
- Christiaan Albedink Thijm, SOLV new business advocaten
- Sarah Deutsch, Verizon, VP & Associate General Counsel
- Volker Grassmuck, Helmholtz Center for Cultural Technology, Berlin

15.00 - 15.15 Break

15.15 - 16.45 Part IV: How, and by whom, will digital information be

Moderator: Ed Mierzwinski, US Public Interest Research Group

- Rishab Aiyer Ghosh, International Institute of Infonomics
- Manon Ress, Consumer Project on Technology
- Robin Gross, IP Justice
- Machiel van der Velde, Consumentenbond

16.45 - 17.00 Break

17.00 - 18.00 Closing panel: Conclusions of the day’s discussions

Moderator: Machiel van der Velde, Consumentenbond

- Richard Owens, Head of Copyright E-Commerce, Technology and Management
Division, World Intellectual Property Organisation
-  Responses to day’s discussions, 3-5 minutes each, from Michelle Childs,
Anna Fielder, Victoria Villamar, Manon Ress and Gwen Hinze
- comments and questions from the floor

James Love, Director, Consumer Project on Technology
http://www.cptech.org, mailto:james.love@cptech.org
tel. +1.202.387.8030, mobile +1.202.361.3040

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