World Copyright Summit
9-10 June 2009, Ronald Reagan Center, Washington DC, USA
Presentation & Debate: Financing Creative Industries - Should Societies Pursue Equity?
With the erosion of traditional sources of revenues, how will the creative industries sustain their investment? Will Page (Chief Economist, PRS for Music) and David Touve (Vanderbilt University) follow up on their publication “Should Societies Pursue Equity” to present exclusively to the 2009 World Copyright Summit their latest work about the contentious issues of taking equity and licensing start-ups. Their research will provide participants with a catalyst for rights-owners, users and regulators to work through what that question would entail. Their analysis will be the foundation for a debate on new ways to finance creative industries.
Moderator: Pat Collins, President/COO, SESAC (USA)
David A. Basskin, President, CMMRA (Canada)
Janine Lorente, Deputy Chief Executive, SACD (France)
Will Page, Chief Economist, PRS for Music (UK)
Paul Petrick, Product Manager/Lead Software Engineer, Project Playlist (USA)
David Touve, Affiliated Researcher, Vanderbilt University (USA)