A Copyright Regime Fit for the Digital Age

The Lisbon Council convened a High-Level Roundtable on Making the Copyright Regime Fit for the Digital AgeSeán Sherlock, Irish minister of state at the department of jobs, enterprise and innovation and the department of education and skills with responsibility for research and innovation, delivered the keynote address. Šarūnas Birutis, Lithuanian minister of culture, joined for a working lunch on “Next Steps for Copyright Reform: Looking Ahead.” Ian Hargreaves, professor of digital economy at the University of Cardiff and senior fellow at the Lisbon Council, and Bernt Hugenholtz, professor of intellectual property law, director of the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam and academic adviser to the Lisbon Council, presented Copyright Reform for Growth and Jobs: Modernising the European Copyright Framework, a new Lisbon Council policy brief. Marcel Boulogne, head of sector implementation of regulatory policy in the converging media and content unit, DG communications networks, content and technology (CONNECT), European Commission; Tony Clayton, chief economist, intellectual property office, United Kingdom; Benjamin Gibert, co-author, The Economic Value of Fair Use in Copyright LawTill Kreutzer, co-founder of iRights.Lab, iRights.Law, iRights.info and member of the German Commission for UNESCO; and Nico Perez, co-founder of Mixcloud, joined a high-level panel on “Delivering the Upside: How Copyright Reform Can Deliver Growth and Create Jobs.” The event took place in the margins of the competitiveness council (research) of the Council of the European Union, which convened in Brussels that day.