CONFERENCE TO SHOWCASE NEW INNOVATION IN COPYRIGHT MANAGEMENT TO BE HELD IN BRUSSELS FOR RDI PROJECT

On Wednesday, 9 December, the day that the European Commission is expected to publish its long-awaited Communication: “Towards a modern, more European Copyright Framework”, RDI, the part-EU-funded digital copyright innovation project, is holding its final conference in Brussels anticipating many aspects of a “modern copyright framework”.

Wednesday, 9 December - 14h00-18h00 - Metropôle Hotel, Place de Brouckèreplein 31, 1000 Brussels

RDI will showcase the significant copyright innovation it has developed over a two-year period.  Thanks to the collaboration and support of project partners and contributors from the music, publishing, audiovisual and image sector (i), RDI’s work will help revolutionize creators’ ability to express their rights online as well as users’ ability to find content and associated permissions.

The project directors and representatives of the project partners will be joined by the European Commission Senior Innovation Adviser Robert Madelin and the Chairman of the Copyright Hub, Richard Hooper CBE to demonstrate and consider  RDI’s technical and practical solutions as well as the political implications for greater automation of copyright in the digital content network.

Agenda and registrationhttp://www.rdi-project.org/#!registration/cd7r

Confirmed speakers and panelists:  Robert Madelin, Senior Innovation Adviser, European Commission, Richard Hooper CBE, Chairman Copyright Hub, Vera Castanheira, Head of Legal and Licensing (AGICOA), Luc Audrain, Head of Digitalisation (Hachette Livre), Agustin Reyna, Senior Legal Officer  (BEUC), Godfrey Rust , Technical Work Lead RDI project/Rightscom. Andrew Farrow, RDI Project Coordinator, Rightscom. Moderator: Per Strömbäck, Editor Netopia

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(i) age fotostock Spain SL, Album Archivo Fotografico S.L., Axel Springer SE, Capture Ltd/British Library, Consolidated Independent Ltd, EDISER S.R.L, Elsevier, Getty Images, the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), International Press Communications Council (IPTC), Pearson PLC, Phonographic Performance Ltd (PPL), PLUS Coalition, Producentforeningen - Danish Producers Association, Consorzio Interuniversitario per il Calcolo Automatico dell'Italia Nord Orientale (CINECA), Rightscom Ltd, mEDRA S.R.L , RightsDirect BV, Center of the Picture Industry (CEPIC), Europe Analytica Ltd (representing European Publishers Council), European Writers Council (EWC)