File-sharing, copyright and the digital consumer

Wednesday, 14th July 2010
Invision Suite, Congress Centre, 28 Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3LS

Peter Jenner

Peter Jenner

Guest of Honour: Peter Jenner

Planned sessions will examine the options for change to UK copyright legislation to meet the rapidly changing and evolving digital era; how consumers could be better informed about exactly what they can and cannot do with their music, movies and photographs; and whether technical measures, such as throttling, may be used as an alternative to disconnection to deter file-sharers.

We are delighted that Peter Jenner, Emeritus President, International Music Managers' Forum (IMMF); Vanessa Barnett, Partner, Head, Digital Business, Berwin Leighton Paisner and Jeremy Silver, Digital Media Entrepreneur and Acting Chief Executive Officer, Featured Artists Coalition have agreed to deliver keynote addresses at this seminar.

Campbell Cowie, Director, Policy Development, Ofcom; Thomas Dillon, Legal & Public Policy Counsel, Flaxman Court; Jill Johnstone, Director, International Policy Advocacy, Consumer Focus; Nicholas Lovell, Founder, GamesBrief; Simon Milner, Director, Group Industry Policy, BT; Will Page, Chief Economist, PRS for Music; Matt Riley, Head, Online Press and Promotions, Hospital Records; Dr Damian Tambini, Member, Communications Consumer Panel and Senior Lecturer, London School of Economics and Political Science and Alison Wenham, Chairman and Chief Executive, Association of Independent Music (AIM) have also agreed to speak at this seminar.

Pete Wishart MP, Vice-Convenor, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Intellectual Property and Lord Lucas of Crudwell and Dingwall have agreed to chair the seminar.