Westminster Media Forum

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

July 2019

This seminar considered the future for the UK’s copyright policy, as well as further domestic and international developments.

With the approval of the Copyright Directive by the European Parliament, delegates assessed the implications for the future of value exchange between digital platforms, intellectual property owners and rights-holders, and content creators.

They also considered the options for UK legislation and regulation in light of the Directive.

Discussion took place on the future balance between remuneration for IP owners and minimising the impact on the open distribution of information online - and the way forward for improving cross-sectoral engagement on the issues.

Further sessions assessed 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 looked at the impact of Brexit on the UK’s framework for intellectual property protection and registration, as well as what IP protections might be required internationally for UK businesses to maximise export opportunities in the future.

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

Price: £95 PLUS VAT

Shortly after every Westminster Media Forum seminar, a briefing document is produced. This is distributed to all delegates on the day as well as to our policymaker contacts in government, and to stakeholders more widely.

A seminar publication provides a timely record of proceedings, and acts as a guide to the latest thinking on current policy issues for those unable to be at the event.

This publication includes


Contributions from keynotes and panellists, including accompanying slides*
*Subject to approval

Delegate Pack

Information from the day, including delegate list, biographies and agenda


Transcript of questions and comments posed to speakers from attending delegates


Supplementary articles from speakers
and delegates