Digital Agenda for Europe
A Europe 2020 Initiative

13. ICT and management of creative content

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Room H (Autoworld, ground floor), 17/06/2011 (9.30-13.00)

Attractive content offers will stimulate demand for higher broadband speeds and capacity, which in turn creates the business case for investments in faster networks.

Economic growth and the development of new business models in the creative industries depend considerably on efficient clearing, licensing, reporting and distribution of royalties systems which can be supported by digital technologies.

The workshop will also provide an occasion for broad stakeholder dialogue on the future challenges and vision of intellectual property management in the digital environment.

This workshop is related to Digital Agenda action 4 and action 5.


Friday, 17 June 2011

Start: 9.30 – End: 13.00

Introduction by the European Commission: Robert Madelin, Director General DG INFSO

Presentation of the “Technical demonstrator” by Mark Bide, Project Director, jointly with project partners:

  • EMI Music Publishing (Global Repertoire Database)
  • Newspaper Licensing Agency
  • Movie Lab
  • UGC

Discussion and Q & A

Panel 1: Promoting and rewarding creativity and business

Moderator: Ben Fenton, Financial Times

  • Artist/Performers’ representative: Kelvin Smits, Younison
  • Representative from the publishing sector: M. Wicha, Agora
  • Representative of the broadcasting sector: Tony Ageh, BBC
  • Representative from a search engine: Antoine Aubert, Google
  • Representative from the Ultraviolet Consortium: Jeffrey Lawrence, INTEL
  • Representative from consumer organisation: Kostas Rossoglou, BEUC

Q&A session

Break: (15 min)

Panel 2: How can policy assist in the implementation of sustainable and innovative creative businesses to the benefit of consumers?

Moderator: Robert Madelin, Director General DG INFSO

  • Member of the European Parliament: Cecilia Wikström
  • Representative from e-retail sector for creative content: Andrew Cecil, Amazon
  • Representative from a collective management organisation: Olav Stokkmo, IFRRO
  • Audiovisual sector representative: commercial broadcaster: Vincent de Dorlodot, RTL
  • Representative from Microsoft: Thomas Myrup Kristensen
  • Representative of EPC: Angela Mills Wade

Q&A Session

Conclusions: Robert Madelin, Director General DG INFSO

Workshop links and documents

Workshop results

Session organiser: Philipp RUNGE (European Commission)

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