April 2014

European Copyright for the Digital Age

The Lisbon Council hosted a high-level roundtable on European Copyright for the Digital Age, engaging top policymakers and experts in a discussion on the way forward for copyright. Martin Senftleben, professor of intellectual property and head of the private law department at VU University Amsterdam; Heritiana Ranaivoson, senior researcher at iMinds and Vrije Universiteit Brussel; and Tony Clayton, chief economist at the UK Intellectual Property Office, set the scene and offered legal and economic perspectives on copyright reform.

Pierre Delsaux, deputy director-general for internal market and services at the European Commission; Linnar Viik, associate professor at the Estonian IT College, and member of the governing board at the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT); and Jeremy West, senior policy analyst at the directorate for science, technology and industry, from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), discussed next steps on the European agenda.