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Music Events (more headlines) 06-09-2011

Day 2 Wrap Up: World Copyright Summit Wednesday, June 8

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Email: laurie@jaybirdcom.com
Website: http://www.copyrightsummit.com/news
Yesterday was the second and final day of the 2011 World Copyright Summit, held at the Square Brussels Meeting Centre, Brussels, Belgium. This third biennial event, organized by CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers and supported by numerous organizations around the world, brings together leading global authorities on copyright and representatives from all aspects of the creative content and distribution system, to discuss the digital future.

Highlights of the day included:

Michel Barnier, European Commissioner, Internal Market & Services, “What we need is a clear enabling network that will bring the necessary legal security to authors’ societies, rights owners, and users. Therefore, I wish to set up a unique European framework that will expedite licensing at the European level and offer a true answer to the increasing consumer demand for mobile cultural goods in the digital era. This framework will be presented by the beginning of 2012 at the latest, with the clear purpose of facilitating the pooling of repertoires into licensing hubs. By doing so, we will ensure that the rights’ owners are respected, and provide consumers with more choices for the online content they want.”

Stijn Coninx, film director and chairman of Belgian collecting society SABAM, “People have the right to create, and their ability to keep creating must be defended by all possible means,” he said. That is why you cannot compare an artist’s work with a bottle of red wine, he argued. “You can’t eat or drink pictures or words, but they remain in your memory. You can’t ban music from your mind.” [blog entry: http://bit.ly/jgZqFv]

Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation), said “consumers must become part of the solution too. Instead of always emphasising piracy, we need to engage their responsibility as part of society for creative culture. We should encourage consumers to think how we are going to continue to finance the music and films they all enjoy.” [video available here: http://bit.ly/lxSrmU]

Victoria Espinel, White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator, “The United States, must lead by example,” said Espinel. “And we are at our best when we work together to develop creative, practical and efficient solutions that promote innovation and protect the foundation that enables the Internet to fulfil its promise.” [video available here : http://bit.ly/je11qj]

Javed Akhtar, Indian scriptwriter, poet and lyricist, “After 30 years of an artistic career, I didn’t know anything about copyright, performance rights or mechanical reproduction rights; my contracts never mentioned anything about it. In 2003, I ran for the presidency of the Indian Copyright Society and the troubles started: I understood it was urgent to convince the government to amend the law in order to support the authors, to educate the public, and simply to apply the law.” [video available here http://bit.ly/l0czDh]

Robin Gibb, legendary singer and songwriter of the Bee Gees and CISAC President, “Creators must be allowed to benefit from their creations and their voice must be heard. This Summit has been an opportunity for authors to speak. However, in case what they are saying has not yet got through, – “I’ve Gotta Get a Message to You” – the future of the creative industries and of creative individuals will only be secured if those who control, license and use our rights, begin to take a longer term view. Scrabbling for individual short-term corporate commercial advantage will not build a sustainable model that ensures a healthy creative future.”

The agenda also included keynote speeches of:
- Robert Levine, author of “Free Ride - How Digital Parasites are Destroying the Culture Business, and How the Culture Business Can Fight Back”
- Jean-Paul Philippot, RTBF Administrator General, and European Broadcasting Union President (EBU/UER)
- Jean-Michel Jarre, author, composer and performer

• Video and blog entries available at http://www.copyrightsummit.com/news/.

• Follow the conversation on Twitter: @copyrightsummit #WCS11.

• For the full conference programme in English, French and Spanish, click here.

• Photos have been posted online in the Gallery section at http://www.copyrightsummit.com/media/galleries/.

• Download logos, pictures & bios: http://www.copyrightsummit.com/media/media-centre/

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About the World Copyright Summit
Organised by CISAC (the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers), the 2011 World Copyright Summit was held in the Square Brussels Meeting Centre on 7 & 8 June. After two successful editions in Brussels in 2007 and in Washington, DC in 2009, about 700 participants attended the third edition of the Summit. World famous creators, rights organisations, music and books publishers, TV and film producers, policy makers, media and content providers, ISPs and telecom operators, hardware manufacturers, legal and technology experts, and consumers representatives met to exchange ideas and debate about the future of intellectual property and creative content (such as music, books, movies, pictures) in the digital environment. www.copyrightsummit.com

About CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers
Chaired by Robin Gibb, singer and songwriter of the Bee Gees, and visual artist Hervé Di Rosa, CISAC aims to increase both the recognition and protection of creators’ rights worldwide. In a globalised and digital world, CISAC’s main missions are to reinforce the international network of authors’ societies, to be the spokesperson for creators and their societies in all international debates and to reassert authors’ inalienable right to live by their creative work.

With a membership of 229 authors’ societies and guilds in 121 countries, CISAC is an international NGO and represents more than 3 million creators and publishers of artistic works in all genres including music, audiovisual, drama, literature, photography and the visual arts. In 2009, the royalties collected by CISAC's member societies in their respective territories topped €7.152 billion ($9.7 billion).
www.cisac.org


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Europe and World: Jean-Baptiste Damestoy
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jeanb@aspectconsulting.eu

London: Erika Bugnar
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Brussels: Aymeric Leruste
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aymeric@aspectconsulting.eu

US: Laurie Jakobsen
+1 (917) 697-2274
laurie@jaybirdcom.com

Marianne Rollet, CISAC
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marianne.rollet@cisac.org

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