Can Canada Learn Anything From Europe? European Perspectives on Copyright Law in the Information Era

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Can Canada Learn Anything From Europe?
European Perspectives on Copyright Law in the Information Era

Friday, October 21, 2011
9:00am-5:00pm
Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Canada
(Also available by webcast at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto, Canada)

Overview

We don’t hear enough about European copyright law, especially when it comes to reforming the law in Canada. Is there anything we can learn from Europe? This conference is a forum to hear the various European perspectives on the copyright issues countries, like Canada, face.  This event will provide an opportunity to discuss and consider comparative and regional approaches emanating from Europe – which will contribute to ongoing debates regarding copyright policy in Canada.  This conference is designed for a wide-ranging audience, from government to the academy, from stakeholder organizations to members of the public.

Program

  • Conference Chair: Dr. Giuseppina D’Agostino, Associate Professor, Founder & Director of IP Osgoode, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

8:15am-9:00am     Registration and Breakfast

9:00am-9:15am     Welcoming Remarks

  • Dr. Giuseppina D’Agostino, Associate Professor, Founder & Director of IP Osgoode, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

9:15am-9:45am     Keynote

  •  Prof. Dr. Silke von Lewinski, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law

9:45am-11:00am     Session #1: The Tortuous Path to Reform

  • Chair: Dr. Giuseppina D’Agostino, Associate Professor, Founder & Director of IP Osgoode, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Denis Dambois, Administrator at the European Commission, DG Trade, “Intellectual Property and Public Procurement” Unit
  • Justice Vittorio Ragonesi, Supreme Court of Cassation of Italy
  • Jonathan Griffiths, Senior Lecturer, School of Law, Queen Mary University of London

11:00am-11:15am     Break

11:15am-12:30pm     Session #2: Collective Licensing: Promises and Pitfalls

  • Chair: Dr. Carys Craig, Associate Professor, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Eric Baptiste, Chief Executive Officer, Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada (SOCAN)
  • Dr. Martin Schaefer, Partner, Boehmert & Boehmert, Berlin
  • Prof. François Dessemontet, Professor Emeritus of Contract and Tort Law, Chairman of the Board of the Centre for Enterprise Law (CEDIDAC) of Lausanne University

12:30pm-1:45pm     Luncheon Buffet

  •  Lunch will be served in the second floor foyer with a spectacular view of downtown Ottawa and the Parliament Buildings

1:45pm-3:00pm     Session #3: Enforcement: Has it a Future?

  • Chair: Prof. David Vaver, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University
  • Dr. Mihály Ficsor, President, Hungarian Copyright Council, former Assistant Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Budapest
  • Giovanni Maria Riccio, Professor of Private Comparative Law, University of Salerno, and Partner, Scorza Riccio & Partners, Rome
  • Ted Shapiro, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Deputy Managing Director – Europe, Motion Picture Association

3:00pm –3.15pm     Break

3:15pm –4:30pm     Session #4: Beyond Copyright: Contract and Commerce

  • Chair: Prof. Victor Nabhan, Special Professor, Nottingham University, President and Chair, Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI)
  • Dr. Gillian Black, Lecturer in Commercial Law, University of Edinburgh; Solicitor
  • Dr. Mindaugas Kiškis, Professor, Head of Department of E-Business, Mykolas Romeris University, Lithuania
  • Ted Shapiro, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Deputy Managing Director – Europe, Motion Picture Association

4:30pm -4.45pm     Concluding Remarks

  • Prof. Victor Nabhan, Special Professor, Nottingham University, President and Chair, Association Littéraire et Artistique Internationale (ALAI)
  • Dr. Giuseppina D’Agostino, Associate Professor, Founder & Director of IP Osgoode, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University

4:45pm     End


Registration

 All are welcome to attend.  There is no registration fee.

Please RSVP by Monday, October 17, 2011, by email to iposgoode@osgoode.yorku.ca.

Attend in Person

Ottawa Convention Centre
Room 210
55 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Canada

Attend via Webcast

Osgoode Hall Law School
Faculty Common Room, Rm 2027
York University
4700 Keele Street
Toronto, Canada

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