IMPRIMATUR Rights Conference


Subject: IMPRIMATUR Rights Conference
From: Emanuella Giavarra (ecup.secr@dial.pipex.com)
Date: to 21 elo    1997 - 13:34:41 EEST


Rights, Limitations & Exceptions: Striking a Proper Balance

An international open forum for debating the issues in the digital
environment

Amsterdam Marriott Hotel, The Netherlands

30-31 October 1997

CONFERENCE CHAIRMAN - Dr Mihály Ficsor
Assistant Director General, WIPO

KEYNOTE SPEECH - Dr Bernt Hugenholtz
Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam

WORKING GROUP CHAIRMEN
Dr Thomas Dreier, Head of Department, Max Planck Institute
Mr Stephen Edwards, Partner, Richards Butler
Mrs Tarja Koskinen-Olsson, Manager, Kopiosto
Mr Ralph Oman, Counsel, Dechert Price & Rhoads, and former US Register
of
Copyrights
Mr Bernard Sorkin, Senior Counsel, Time Warner
Mr Jean-Paul Triaille, member of the Legal Advisory Board, DGXIII

PANEL RESPONSE by representatives from WIPO, DGXV, US Copyright Office
and Eastern/Central Europe

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RIGHTS, LIMITATIONS & EXCEPTIONS: STRIKING A PROPER BALANCE is jointly
arranged by IMPRIMATUR* (a European Commission Esprit project supported
by DGIII) and IFLA, the International Federation of Library Associations
and Institutions. It forms the third of five Consensus Fora to be
arranged by IMPRIMATUR and will examine some of the issues arising from
the move between analogue and digital environments.

The copyright law of most countries attempts to achieve a balance
between
the legitimate right of the creator to exploit his work, and the right
of
the user to gain access to it. Under various fair dealing, library
privilege and private use provisions exemptions may be granted to
specific users or for specified activities. Finding such a balance to
take account of conflicting interests can be difficult to agree,
particularly in the electronic environment where control over copying is
still hard to achieve.
 
While decisions have recently been made regarding some aspects of how
rights and exceptions can be transferred and redefined in the digital
environment, rights holders are understandably anxious not to lose
control over their work and users are keen not to lose sight of rights
they worked hard to gain in the analogue environment.

The Conference has been planned by a broadly based Steering Committee
consisting of representatives from the IPA, FEP and International STM
(publishing), ACT (television) and EBU (broadcasting), IFPI (music),
EACEM (consumer electronics), FIAPF (film), IFRRO (reproduction rights),
Telia Infomedia Centre (telcos), Bild Kunst (visual artists), GESAC
(collecting societies), EMF (multimedia), ECUP (users) and EWC
(writers).

PLENARY SESSIONS AND PARALLEL WORKING GROUPS

Day One
Dr Bernt Hugenholtz (Institute of Information Law, University of
Amsterdam) will set the scene with a keynote presentation which will
provide the background to the current legal position regarding rights
and
exceptions worldwide. Delegates will then split into Working Groups
each
looking at the same range of topics.

Day Two
Conference delegates will reconvene on Day Two into a plenary session.
Chairmen of Working Groups will report on the debate and findings of
their group. This will be followed by an open forum providing the
opportunity for questions and answers. A panel response will follow
with
representatives of WIPO, DGXV, the United States Copyright Office and a
spokesperson from Central/Eastern Europe, giving the view from their own
particular perspective. There will be an opportunity for further
questions before the close of the Conference.

Working Groups

The range of topics to be discussed by working groups will cover:
·Scope of rights in copyright
Transient copying; incidental copying; caching; browsing

·Non-commercial uses
Libraries and archives; education; disability; personal use; private
copying

·Commercial and technical solutions
Site licences; technical protection systems; rights management and
collection mechanisms

·Public interest
News; criticism; review; public domain/duration; moral rights;
non-voluntary licences

DRAFT AGENDA

DAY ONE
09.00 Registration
09.30-09.40 Chairman’s welcome
09.40-10.30 Keynote speech
10.30-11.00 Break
11.00-13.00 Working Groups
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-16.30 Working Groups

DAY TWO
09.30-09.45 Chairman’s opening remarks
09.45-11.00 Working Group reports
11.00-11.30 Break
11.30-13.00 Working Group reports and Q & A
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.15 Panel Response
15.15-15.30 Break
15.30-16.30 Q & A Session
16.30 Chairman’s concluding remarks
16.45 Close of Conference

Who should attend the conference?
     
Anyone interested in the balance of rights would benefit from attending
this conference, particularly those involved in the ownership,
negotiation or use of rights, telecommunications, Internet service
provision and information mediation.

Registration

The cost of attending the Rights, Limitations and Exceptions Conference
is £250.00 for commercial and government organisations and £200.00 for
academic institutions and libraries. The registration fee includes
documentation and Conference Proceedings, plenary and working group
attendance, lunch and refreshments on both days.The price does not
include accommodation; details of rooms at a range of prices can be
provided upon request.

Conference venue

The conference will be held at the Amsterdam Marriott Hotel,
Stadhouderskade 21, 1054 ES Amsterdam, tel +31 20 607 5555, fax +31 20
607 5511. The hotel is situated in the south-west of the city, close to
the Leidseplein and served by the KLM airport bus.

Cancellation

Up to 10 October 1997, full refund minus 10% administration fee. After
this time no refunds will be given. Substitutions may be made at any
time without charge; please notify the organisers in advance.

While we will endeavour to deal with registrations on a first come first
served basis, the balance referred to in the Conference title needs to
be
preserved. There is also a limit to the number of delegate places
available so please return the attached registration form as soon as
possible and by 19 September 1997 at the latest to:

Sarah Keates
IFLA
c/o The British Library, Boston Spa, Wetherby, West Yorkshire LS23 7BQ,
UK
tel +44 1937 546124
fax +44 1937 546478
email sarah.keates@bl.uk
More information about IFLA can be found at http://www.nlc-bnc.ca/ifla/
and about IMPRIMATUR at http://www.imprimatur.alcs.co.uk

* Partners in the IMPRIMATUR ( Intellectual Multimedia Property Rights
Model and Terminology for Universal Reference) consortium are: Authors
Licensing and Collecting Society, Bertelsmann AG, The British Library,
Confédération des Sociétés d’Auteurs, Editeurs et Compositeurs, Tagish
Ltd., Croft Communication Consultants, DigiCash, EUSIDIC, Institute of
Information Law, University of Amsterdam, International Federation of
the
Phonographic Industry, The Interactive Multimedia Association of the
USA,
Teles AG, Telia Infomedia, University of Florence. Associate partners
are:
EDItEUR, United States Copyright Office, EBLIDA, International STM,
IFRRO, Association of European Performers’ Organisations.

                
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RIGHTS, LIMITATIONS AND EXCEPTIONS: STRIKING A PROPER BALANCE
REGISTRATION FORM

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COMPANY___________________________________________

ADDRESS____________________________________________

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Special dietary requirements_____________________________

Please tick boxes as appropriate:

Commercial/government £250.00

Academic/libraries £200.00

Payment methods:

Cheque in sterling made payable to IFLA UAP

Please send an invoice

By bank transfer (without charge to recipient) to: National Westminster
Bank, Wetherby. Account name: IFLA Office for UAP, Account number
03520366, Sort code: 55 81 11, Reference: Rights.

Send to: Sarah Keates, IFLA, c/o The British Library, Boston Spa,
Wetherby, West Yorks. LS23 7BQ, UK. tel +44 1937 546124, fax +44 1937
546478, email sarah.keates@bl.uk



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