Digital Economy Act and copyright infringement briefing
The British Library, JISC and the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA) cordially invite you to a briefing on the Digital Economy Act and the potential ramifications of the copyright infringement clauses for public sector organisations. Those with a responsibility for policy, IP/Licencing, legal affairs and technical administration are likely to benefit most from the event.
The event will bring together leading experts representing consumers, internet service providers and a range of public sector service providers (public libraries, museums and universities).
I would be extremely grateful if you could register for the event as soon as possible as places are extremely limited, demand is likely to be high and the organisers reserve the right to decline multiple registrations from the same organisation to permit the widest possible representation.
Register for the event
What will I learn from attending the event?
The following issues will be covered:
- Understand broadly the Act
- Therefore start to think about what obligations / ramifications the Act may have on your organisation
- To aid the latter hear some of the issues voiced by leading experts representing a range of affected parties
- Inform you of the Ofcom consultation process – deadline 31 July 2010
Who will be speaking at the event?
The confirmed speakers include
- Robert Day, IT Manager, Cambridgeshire Libraries
- Robin Fry, Independent Legal Counsel
- Naomi Korn, IP Consultant
- Simon Milner, Director, Group Industry Policy, BT
- Professor Charles Oppenheim, Loughborough University
- Peter Tinson, UCISA
- Saskia Walzel, Policy Advocate, Consumer Focus
||Registration and tea/coffee refreshments|
||Welcome by Stuart Dempster, Director, Strategic Content Alliance|
||The Digital Economy Act (DEA) - an overview by Robin Fry independent legal counsel – Beachcroft|
||Questions and Answers |
||A technical view and inter-relationship between public libraries and local authorities on how the DEA may apply by Robert Day, IT Manager, Cambridgeshire Libraries|
||What museums should consider changing in terms of internet access in view of the DEA by Naomi Korn, IP Consultant|
||The implications for university policy as a result of the DEA by Professor Charles Oppenheim, Loughborough University|
||A critique of the DEA from an Internet Service Provider (ISP) perspective by Simon Milner, Director, Group Industry Policy, BT|
||Break: Tea/coffee refreshments|
||How will the DEA affect universities from a technical perspective by Peter Tinson, Executive Secretary of UCISA|
||A critique of the DEA from a subscribers view point by Saskia Walzel, Policy Advocate, Consumer Focus|
||Panel Session - Questions and Answers|
||How you can help steer the Ofcom consultation by Ben White, Head of Intellectual Property, British Library|
||Close by Ben White, Head of Intellectual Property, British Library|
Background reading and useful links