5th Conference on Authors‘ Rights
"Responsibilities of platforms towards authors and artists"
Initiative Urheberrecht in cooperation with ALAI Deutschland

On November 20, 2017, Initiative Urheberrecht is holding its 5th Conference on the Development of Copyright in the Information Age at the Berlin Academy of Arts (Akademie der Künste Berlin) at Pariser Platz.

With each passing day the implications of digitalization for the cultural and creative economy are clearer to see. German and European copyright politics determine the statutory working basis for – and thereby the livelihood of – German and European authors and performing artists. Platforms provide important distribution channels and make extensive use of copyright works. Their resulting responsibilities, including the so-called “value gap”, are the focus of the discussion on the proposed European Union Directive on Copyright in the Digital Age currently under way.
The all-day conference will concentrate on the international comparison of differing legal frameworks and systems. Particular emphasis will be placed upon German and French authors’ rights politics, which so often set the tone for European politics. Close attention will be paid to the responsibilities of platforms according to US law.

The Initiative Urheberrecht’s 5th Copyright Conference will focus on:

  • Responsibilities of platforms online in an international context
  • The EU’s proposed directive and its consequences for the position of authors and practicing performers in Europe

Preeminent speakers and panellists will report on how things stand and outline current developments. The conference offers a uniquely public forum. The viewpoints of representatives of politics and the culture and media industries, as well as those of authors and performing artists, will be exchanged via keynote speeches and various panels; and possible concepts for the future will be developed.

The conference has been organized by Initiative Urheberrecht in cooperation with ALAI Deutschland.

November 20, 2017 / c. 10:30am – 6:30pm (with reception to follow) at the Berlin Academy of Arts (Akademie der Künste Berlin) at Pariser Platz.
Simultaneous German/English/German translation will be provided.

Further inquiries:
Initiative Urheberrecht | Katharina Uppenbrink | managing director
Mohrenstraße 63 | D-10117 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 30 2091 5807 | +49 (0) 160 90 95 40 16
katharina.uppenbrink@urheber.info | www.urheber.info

Initiative Urheberrecht comprises more than 35 German organizations and unions, representing the interests of about 140,000 authors and performing artists.