IPR in the age of the Internet

16 Jun 2011 12:00
16 Jun 2011 14:00

The Institute for European Studies (IES) at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel kindly invites you to a Policy Forum entitled "IPR in the age of the Internet", to be held on June 16, 2011.


Intellectual property rights (IPR) are essential in our information economy and have received a high level of protection and attention in the European Union. On 24 May 2011, the European Commission published a new strategy for intellectual property rights, seeking to address the key opportunities and challenges for IPR in the single digital market.

In this Policy Forum, Ms Elaine Miller, policy officer in DG Internal Market & Services, will share the Commission's view on the future of copyright in the EU. Prof Tuomas Mylly, a high-level expert in the field of copyright, will provide comments on the new IPR strategy, as well as address the balance which needs to be sought between protection of IPR online and other interests.


12:00 Lunch reception
12:30 Speech by Ms Elaine Miller (DG MARKT, Copyright Unit)
13:00 Comments by Prof Tuomas Mylly (University of Turku)
13:30 Q&A session
14:00 End of policy forum

This lunch Policy Forum will take place during the first Digital Agenda Assembly of the European Commission. Reform of copyright is a key action in the Digital Agenda. Copyright needs to be adapted to the digital era in a way that both gives authors a fair remuneration for their works and allows users to make full use of the Internet for creation and distribution. We warmly invite you to join us to discuss the highly relevant topic of IPR in the age of the Internet.

The IES Policy Fora bring together representatives from academia, lawyers, business experts and policy makers to share views and stimulate a highly interactive debate on topical issues with a focus on the future.


Participation is free of charge and open to all but, due to space limitations, registration is required.  Those wanting to participate can register by sending an e-mail to events@ies.be

The programme will start at 12:00 with a lunch reception, followed by the presentation at 12:30.

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