World Copyright Summit
9-10 June 2009, Ronald Reagan Center, Washington DC, USA
Discussion : Is Collective Licensing a Relevant System for the 21st Century?
With creative economies having to re-define their business models, and content users struggling to build sustainable businesses, can collective rights management organizations continue to help both sides achieve better efficiency with cost-effective licensing schemes?
Moderator: Jeremy Silver, Founder, Media Clarity (UK)
Gary Churgin, President and CEO, HFA (USA)
Bob Frank, President, E1 Music (USA) / Chairman, Merlin
Nicolas Galibert, Managing Director, Sony/ATV (France) / Chairman, ICMP – International Confederation of Music Publishers
Bendik Hofseth, Composer and saxophonist / Board Member, TONO (Norway) / Chair, CIAM - International Council of Music Composers
Zahavah Levine, Chief Counsel, YouTube / Associate General Counsel, Google (USA)
John LoFrumento, Chief Executive Officer, ASCAP (USA)
Charles Slocum, Assistant Executive Director, WGA West (USA)