World Copyright Summit
9-10 June 2009, Ronald Reagan Center, Washington DC, USA
Keynote : Creators in the 21st Century – One Flew Over Filmmakers’ Rights
The art of making films may have not changed dramatically since the Lumiere Brothers over a century ago, but the environment in which movies are conceived, produced and reaching the public has been reshaped by the advent of digital technology. In a thought-provoking keynote, Miloš Forman, who directed such movies as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "Hair", "Ragtime", "Amadeus", "Valmont" and "The People vs. Larry Flynt", will address the challenges faced by filmmakers in the 21st Century. The Academy Award-winning filmmaker will talk about the importance of creators’ rights, the fight against piracy, the impact of free internet content, and the importance of respecting creative works.
Miloš Forman, film director (USA)