Westminster Media Forum

The future for copyright and design rights policy - rights management, enforcement and the UK's approach post-Brexit

Morning, Thursday, 22nd June 2017

Glaziers Hall, 9 Montague Close, London SE1 9DD

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This seminar will consider the future for UK copyright policy during and after the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, and lay out the priorities for the Intellectual Property Office.


Delegates will analyse options going forward for copyright legislation in the UK as it leaves the EU, including the potential impact of any divergence between UK and EU copyright law on creative businesses, intermediaries and consumers, as well as consider how the UK might effectively use its new autonomy to mitigate the consequences of withdrawing from negotiations on a harmonised EU-level copyright framework.


Sessions will also examine the priorities for UK policymakers and industry for creating a strong independent copyright framework in the context of challenges facing copyright owners from technological advancement and digitisation of content and distribution channels, for balancing consumer interests with creator reward, and for supporting growth in the UK digital and creative economies.



Guests of Honour

Ros Lynch

Director, Copyright and IP Enforcement, Intellectual Property Office (subject to Departmental business)

Steve Rowan

Director, Tribunals, Trade Marks and Designs, Intellectual Property Office (subject to Departmental business)

Guests of Honour

Steve Rowan

Director, Tribunals, Trade Marks and Designs, Intellectual Property Office (subject to Departmental business)

Ros Lynch

Director, Copyright and IP Enforcement, Intellectual Property Office (subject to Departmental business)

Chairs

Lord Bichard

former Chair, Design Council

Lord Clement-Jones

Speakers

Phil Sherrell

Partner and Head of International Media, Entertainment and Sport, Bird & Bird

Adam Kinsley

Director of Policy, Sky

James Bennett

Head of Rights and Licensing, Copyright Licensing Agency

Sarah Wright

Partner and Head of Trade Marks, CMS

Kim Habraken

Vice President, Content Protection, Fox Entertainment Group

Susie Winter

Director of Policy and Communications, The Publishers Association

Helen Burrows

Head of Policy, BT Group

Nick Kounoupias

Chief Legal Counsel, Anti Copying in Design

Imogen Heap

Recording Artist; Founder, Mycelia and Artist In Residence Creative Executive Officer, Featured Artist Coalition

Martin Kretschmer

Professor of Intellectual Property Law and Director, CREATe Centre, School of Law, University of Glasgow

Ben White

Head of Intellectual Property, British Library

Martin Darbyshire

Chief Executive Officer, tangerine

Stan McCoy

President and Managing Director, Motion Picture Association EMEA