For our fourth Copyright and Technology conference in London, we will be moving up from October to June — Thursday June 18, to be precise. The venue will be the same as in previous years: the offices of ReedSmith in the City of London, featuring floor-to-ceiling 360-degree views of greater London. Once again I’ll be working with Music Ally to produce the event.
At this point, we are soliciting ideas for panels and keynote speakers. What are the developments in copyright law for the digital age in the UK, Europe, and the rest of the world that would make for great discussion? Who are the most influential people in copyright today whom you would like to see as keynote speakers — or are you one of these yourself?
We’re considering various possible topics, including these:
- Implications of the “Blurred Lines” decision on copyright in the age of sampling and remix culture
- The use of digital watermarking throughout the media value chain
- Progress of the UK Copyright Hub, Linked Content Coalition, and other initiatives for centralizing copyright information online
- Content protection technologies for browser-base over-the-top streaming video
- Progress of graduated response schemes in France, UK, Ireland, and elsewhere
Please send me your ideas. It’s your chance to tell us what you want to hear about and what you’d be interested in speaking on! We intend to publish an agenda by the end of this month.