Roundtable on Internet, Copyright and the Freedom of Information
at the Finnish Institute in London on Friday 9 October 1998
row, from right to left: Susanna Broms, Petra Wikström, Glyn Daly,
Elaine Attias; Second row: Andrew Puddephatt, Tony Bunyan, Anthony Roediger, Farrell Burnett,
(Terhi Rantanen), Tom Egil Hverven, Ralph Amissah.
Chairman prof. Brian Groombridge(left)and keynote speaker dr Paul Sturges.
On the list of participants there are, finally, fourteen female and fifteen male participants.
A majority of the participants actively intervened in the discussion one or several times; everybody present seemed to follow the discussion very attentively. The good atmosphere was partly the result of the excellent work of the chairman, prof Brian Groombridge. Also the keynote speaker dr Paul Sturges and the rapporteur from Brussels Ms Petra Wikström did their respective jobs very well.
|Janine Lorente (left) and Cécile Despringre
from the Societé des auteurs et compositeurs dramatiques (SACD), flanked
by Sinikka Sipilä from the Finnish Library Association and Maurice Frankel
,Campaign for the Freedom of Information
Are we just striving towards a reinforcement of the authors' right in the digital environment? Or are we inventing the politics of the information society?
THE EU DIRECTIVE
It will probably take another year or two before the new EU directive on the harmonisation of copyright is adopted. In the meantime, what is the responsibility of civic associations? How can we help to involve wider circles and the media?
Ms Petra Wikström, assistant of the Finnish MEP Astrid Thors, informs about the preparations of the EU Directive on the harmonisation of copyright
Susanna Broms, legal adviser, Swedish National Library,
flanked by Tony Bunyan, Statewatch.
|Is the MAI a threat to libraries? L'A.M.I. c'est l'ennemi?
Are not the ultraliberalists themeselves (who drafted the MAI) already
demanding economic regulation?
Mr Andrew Puddephatt of Charter 88
Journalist Gary Herman discusses
|Irina Krohn, member of the Finnish parlament;
In the background (left) Henrik Stenius, director of
the Finnish Institute