Westminster Media Forum

UK copyright policy - value exchange, international relationships and the Copyright Directive

Morning, Friday, 5th July 2019

Central London


This timely seminar will consider the future for the UK’s copyright policy as well as further developments in domestic and international policy.

It takes place following the recent approval of the Copyright Directive by the European Parliament.

We expect discussion on the impact of this decision and next steps for legislation and regulation, and what it means for value exchange between digital platforms, intellectual property owners and rights-holders, and content creators - as well as on what else might be needed from policymakers and stakeholders for future frameworks for the online consumption and distribution of copyrighted content.

Delegates will consider how best to achieve a balance between remuneration for IP owners and minimising the impact on the open distribution of information online - and will look at the way forward for improving cross-sectoral engagement on the issues.

Further sessions will assess options for any regulatory or legislative action, drawing in part on ideas and issues emerging in the roundtables convened as part of the Creative Industries Sector Deal.

The agenda also looks at the impact of Brexit on the UK’s framework for intellectual property protection and registration, as well as what IP protections are required internationally for UK businesses to maximise export opportunities in the future.

Delegates will consider further international developments affecting the creative industries, including developments in copyright exhaustion regimes and the question of the UK’s ongoing participation in the Unified Patent Court.

Keynote Speakers

William Bush

Executive Director, Premier League and Chairman, Alliance for Intellectual Property

Tim Moss

Chief Executive Officer, Intellectual Property Office


Baroness Neville-Rolfe

Member, House of Lords European Union Select Committee and Member, House of Lords EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee


David Frank

UK Government Affairs Manager, Microsoft

Dids Macdonald

Chief Executive Officer, ACID and Vice-Chair, Alliance for Intellectual Property

Rachel Alexander

Partner, Wiggin