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Andreas Broeckmann on Tue, 28 Feb 2006 17:23:51 +0100 (CET)


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<nettime-ann> [event] [London] eForum Keynote Seminar: IPR and DRM (London 14 Mar 06)


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=46rom: Nicolette.Nel {AT} artscouncil.org.uk
Date: Wed, 22 Feb 2006 11:19:52 -0000


Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar: IPR and DRM
Lewis Media Centre, Millbank Tower, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P
4RS
Morning, 14th March 2006
Event supported by Arts Council England

I am writing to invite you or a colleague you might like to nominate 
to attend the above seminar.

The aim of this, the second seminar the Westminster eForum has 
conducted on Intellectual Property, is to provide a platform for 
latest thinking on this important set of issues and offer 
stakeholders a timely meeting point for different perspectives.

As importantly, we seek to serve policy makers in Parliament and 
Government by adding to their understanding of the relationships 
between viewpoints and so provide context for decision making. 

The overall theme is one of a weighing up of what are the 
characteristics of an IPR and DRM landscape - commercially and 
politically, and with a view to the international realities - that 
will most benefit the UK=C5fs creative economy. 

Planned sessions include a discussion of the new relationships which 
are emerging between copyright owners and others and - with 
established examples of best practice - the implications across a 
range of content sectors. Delegates will also discuss latest 
approaches to DRM - including practicalities such as interoperability 
- and the implications for the global market.

A key output of the seminar will be a comprehensive printed record of 
the proceedings - published as a high-quality bound briefing document 
for Ministers and officials at DCMS, DTI, and other departments 
affected by the issues, Parliamentarians with a special interest in 
these areas, other agencies and the European Commission. It will also 
be made available more widely. All delegates will receive free PDF 
copies and are invited to contribute to the content. 

We are delighted that Derek Wyatt MP, Chair of the All-Party 
Parliamentary Internet Group, has agreed to give a forward looking 
address on the implications from his Group's enquiry into DRM, which 
will have just been published. Lynne Brindley will also deliver a 
keynote speech, on new initiatives and insights into the way forward 
for public policy from the unique perspective of the British Library, 
of which she is Chief Executive.

In keeping with all Westminster eForum meetings, the agenda is 
structured to be impartial and cross party.  Other confirmed speakers 
include: Mark Bide, Senior Consultant, Rightscom; Richard Charkin, 
Chief Executive, Macmillan, and Chair, Publishers Association; Nic 
Garnett, The MCPS-PRS Alliance; Andy Hobsbawm, European Chairman and 
co-founder, Agency.com; Jill Johnstone, Head of Policy, Research and 
Strategy, National Consumer Council; Laurie Kaye, Laurence Kaye 
Solicitors; and Bill Thompson, journalist and technology critic. 
=46urther senior participants are being approached - representing a 
range of interests and perspectives - and we are awaiting 
confirmation of availability.

We are also delighted that Baroness Buscombe has agreed to chair part 
of the event.

This seminar is supported by Arts Council England.

As well as government officials, who have expressed strong interest 
in this seminar, we expect attendees to be a senior and informed 
group numbering more than 100, including Members of both Houses of 
Parliament, senior representatives from industry, interest groups, 
academia and the national media.

I have attached a copy of the draft agenda below my signature so you 
can get a feel for the day.

Booking arrangements
To book places, please use the following email address:
pvg {AT} westminsterforumprojects.co.uk or make a credit card booking by 
phone (01276 489144). This will be taken as a confirmed booking and 
will be subject to our terms and conditions below.

Options and charges are as follows:
=B7        Places at the Westminster eForum Keynote Seminar: IPR and 
DRM (including PDF copy of the briefing document) are =A3165.00 plus 
VAT (=A3193.88);
=B7        Concessionary rate places for 
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