Considerable efforts are being undertaken across the world to develop new transborder solutions to online copyright infringement. Countries, regional and international organisations are also reviewing legal frameworks to assess whether they need to be updated in light of technological developments in content distribution (e.g. the Internet) and the general trend towards globalisation. Examples include: ACTA, the EC review of Directive 2004/48/EC, COICA, work being undertaken by WIPO, OECD and others on Internet intermediaries.
Our objective is to facilitate a robust multi-perspective discussion and generate thought provoking ideas:
• What are the challenges and opportunities provided by the Internet?
• What new business models are emerging?
• Where should legal frameworks regarding copyright on the Internet be developed?
• What roles could stakeholders play in the protection of copyright on the Internet?
• What new approaches could be considered?
Format: A moderated interactive roundtable discussion with all interested participants. To ensure as many stakeholders as possible contribute, representatives from various groups have been identified as “discussants”. They will be asked to address specific issues. Audience participants will also be encouraged to actively participate.
The co-organisers will provide background papers. Discussants will be encouraged to submit short position papers.