Westminster Media Forum

Next steps for copyright policy - rights management, enforcement and addressing the value gap

Morning, Thursday, 12th July 2018

Central London


This timely seminar will examine key issues for copyright policy in the UK.

Following the publication of the Creative Industries Sector Deal, which sets out aspirations to close the ‘value gap’ between IP owners and online platforms, delegates will assess latest thinking on helping creative businesses to extract value from their IP - looking at rights management and the potential of technologies such as AI and blockchain.

We also expect discussion on the way forward for UK copyright policy after Brexit and in the broader international context, looking at registration of EU-wide IP rights in the UK, implications for the UK’s participation in the digital single market, and international copyright exhaustion frameworks.

Further sessions focus on what more can be done to tackle piracy - with current thinking on improving education and public awareness, legal measures and enforcement - and in light of extra funding for the Get It Right awareness campaign and plans for new codes of practice to address copyright infringement of online content, building on elements of the Government’s Digital Charter.

Keynote Speakers

William Bush

Executive Director, Premier League

Trevor Albery

Vice President, Strategy & Operations, EMEA Content Protection & Analytics, Warner Bros

Nic Fearon-Low

Head of External Communications, Intellectual Property Office


Adam Kinsley

Director of Policy, Sky

Eddy Leviten

Director General, Alliance for Intellectual Property

Rachel Alexander

Partner, Wiggin

Simon Dowson-Collins

General Counsel & Company Secretary, HarperCollins