Copyright Wars - Content, Technology and the Internet

22 November 2012

Content owners look to copyright to offer new solutions in their battle against piracy. Technology and communications providers look to it to protect them from liability for infringements by their customers. Across Europe, Courts and legislators are providing different answers to the complex issues created at the point where copyright and technology meet.

Our seminar will bring together experts from across Bird & Bird's EU offices, together with representatives from Disney, Warner Bros, Everything Everywhere and the Open Rights Group, who will review the latest developments on intermediary liability, web-linking and site-blocking injunctions, along with related issues facing copyright in the information age.

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The programme

1.45 - 2.10

2.10 - 2.20
Overview of current issues
Chaired by Peter Brownlow, Bird & Bird

2.20 - 4.20
Key country perspective (3.40 – 4.00 refreshment break)

- Benelux (Benoit van Asbroeck, Bird & Bird)
- Germany (Stefan Engels, Bird & Bird)
- France (Marc Schuler, Bird & Bird)
- Sweden (Jerker Edstrom, Bird & Bird)
- United Kingdom (Phil Sherrell, Bird & Bird)

4.20 - 5.40
Panel debate & and audience discussion on site blocking injunctions and related issues

Chaired by Graham Smith, Bird & Bird
Panellists: Trevor Albery, Warner Bros, Nick Hanbidge, Disney, Priya Sahathevan, Everything Everywhere and Peter Bradwell, Open Rights Group.

5.40 - 6.00
Questions for the experts
Chaired by Peter Brownlow, Bird & Bird 

Find out more about the sector groups involved: Media, Communications, IT & Intellectual Property.