Copyright issues continue to be front-and-center in discussions about creative content in a rapidly-evolving digital environment. And tensions between technology and intellectual property aren't just a U.S. concern -- these issues impact entertainment industries and creative economies across the globe, and ultimately shape how music (and other art and media) is created, distributed and accessed.
On June 9 and 10, The World Copyright Summit takes place at the Ronald Reagan Center in Washington, D.C. The event will examine issues impacting creators in the digital age, particularly questions like: what does the future hold? How will creative works be produced, distributed and consumed? How will creators receive reward for their works and what new challenges face users regarding regulation? These are just some of the big-picture issues to be discussed during the two-day Summit. Did we mention that FMC is one of the media partners for WCS? We'll be at the event and hope to report back on what goes down.
The Summit features key US, European and Asian copyright policy makers as well as world-class creators, industry leaders and over 450 delegates from 53 countries.
Top keynote speakers include Robin Gibb (from a little group called the Bee Gees), US Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Senator Patrick J. Leahy , French Minister of Culture and Communication Christine Albanel , Korean National Assembly Culture and Broadcasting Committee member Dr. Yong-Kyung Lee, National Music Publishers Association President/ CEO David Israelite and Universal Music Publishing Group Chairman/CEO David Renzer -- to name a few.
For more information on how to register or to take a look at the full agenda of the event and the list of speakers go to: www.copyrightsummit.com.