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Creators Conference 2013

19 February 2013
Théâtre du Vaudeville (Galerie de la Reine 11, Bruxelles)
Creators Conference 2013

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08:30 - 09:30 Registration
09:30 - 09:45 Opening

Opening with Doris Pack, Chair of the Cultural Committee of the European Parliament 

09:45 - 11:00 Your Voice - Your Rights

Is there a link between authors’ rights, especially the moral rights, and freedom of speech? What can Europe do in order to serve as a pole of attraction for creation and freedom of art?

Video message: UN Special Rapporteur for Cultural Rights, Ms. Farida Shaheed.

With: Yekaterina  Samutsevich (Pussy Riot)*; Anna-Maria Darmanin (Vice-President EESC) and Ole Reitov (Freemuse)

Moderated by Alfons Karabuda

*Due to travel restrictions, Ms Samutsevich will participate via videoconferencing

Farida Shaheed (PK)
Alfons Karabuda (Composer, IMC President) (SE)
11:00 - 12:00 Fair Deals - An illusion?

Authors’ rights vs. contractual freedom. How to balance business interests whilst respecting the rights of freelance creators? Would it help to use the German example and adopt a European-wide contract law for freelance creators?

With: Chris Smith (Composer); Helga Trüpel (Member of the European Parliament); EddieSchwartz (Songwriters Association of Canada, MCNA); Jean Bergevin (European Commission)

12:00 - 14:00 Back to the Future

Keynote speech from Kerstin Jorna, Director of Intellectual Property Directorate of the European Commission: “What will the future of copyright look like?”

Interview session with Kerstin Jorna and Andy Baum (Composer, Spokesman of “Kunst hat Recht” – Art has a Right)

Moderated by John Groves

14:00 - 15:30 Collective Societies & The Digital Shift

Video Message: Ivo Josipović, President of Croatia, ECSA founding member and Composer

Collective Rights Management had been criticized for not embracing the digital shift and of mismanagement. The EC responded with proposing a directive to create a fair and level playing field for all: authors, publishers & users. Will the directive change things for the better? Does it ensure that authors have a say on how their rights are managed and distributed?

With: Marielle Gallo (European Parliament); Françoise Castex (European Parliament); Jana Andreevska (Composer); Wally Badarou (composer) and Gerrit Schumann (Simfy)

15:30 - 16:30 Innovation and Creativity - The Key for Success?

Creativity & innovation are key factors for success. What is their role in music creation & music services? How does technology change and why is IPR and authors’ rights important in all of that?

Keynote: Jacek Utko (graphic designer, Poland)

With: Simon Darlow (Songwriter); William Page (Spotify); Tommi Tuomainen (Elements Music) and Jacek Utko (Graphic designer)

Moderated by Åsa Carild

16:30 - 20:00 Highlights 2013: What to expect?

With: Rick Carnes (Songwriters’ Guild of America); Antun Reixa (Composer, new president of Sgae) and Jörg Evers (ECSA delegate for the GRD Working Group)

From 20:00 New music projects for contemporary music - State of the Art

With: Olga Smetanova (IAMIC; ISCM); Thomas Demidoff (New Music New Audiences) and Kostas Moschos (Mistrel Project)

Moderated by Patrick Ager

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