Copy­right Con­gress 2013: “Self-Deter­mi­na­tion in the Dig­i­tal Net­work – Copy­right and User Inter­ests in the Bal­ance?”

Copy­right came about in a time long before the inter­net could even be imag­ined. That is pre­cise­ly what makes it so dif­fi­cult to use exist­ing law to find answers to the ques­tions posed by dig­i­tal­iza­tion What is clear is that we need new rules. But what are the most impor­tant areas where new rules are need­ed?

These were the ques­tions that we want­ed to address on 6 Sep­tem­ber 2013 at that year’s Copy­right Con­gress in Berlin. The organ­i­sa­tion was joint­ly done by the iRights.Lab and the Copy­right Ini­tia­tive (Ini­tia­tive Urhe­ber­recht). The event cre­at­ed a forum where all par­tic­i­pants could make them­selves heard and dis­cuss ideas and pro­pos­al con­tro­ver­sial­ly – not in an adver­sar­i­al spir­it, but con­struc­tive­ly and for­ward-look­ing.

Agen­da

09.30 – Wel­com­ing Remarks
Prof. Dr. Ger­hard Pfen­nig, Copy­right Ini­tia­tive
Philipp Otto, Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of the iRights.Lab

09:40 – Open­ing Remarks
Thomas Krüger, Pres­i­dent, Ger­man Fed­er­al Agency for Polit­i­cal Edu­ca­tion

Block 1: Pri­vate Use

09.45 – Push­ing the Enve­lope: Euro­pean Activ­i­ties and Per­spec­tives
Helga Trüpel, MEP (Greens/​EFA)

10.05 – Bar­ri­ers: Pri­vate Copy, Flat Rate, and Fair Use
Prof. Dr. Karl-Niko­laus Peifer, Direc­tor of the Insti­tute for Media and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cologne

10.35 – Form of Cul­ture, or an Attack on Cul­ture? – Remix, Mashup and Co, User Gen­er­at­ed Con­tent
Matthias Horn­schuh, Com­pos­er and Pro­duc­er
Lina Ehrig, Ver­braucherzen­trale Bun­desver­band (vzbv)

10.45 – Is Free Best? Fair Use as a Bar­ri­er?
Jochen Greve, Author
Prof. Dr. Leon­hard Dobusch, (then) Junior Pro­fes­sor of Man­age­ment, and organ­i­sa­tion the­o­ry in par­tic­u­lar, at the Free Uni­ver­si­ty of Berlin

11.15 – Dis­cus­sion From the Floor
host: Prof. Dr. Frank Über­all, Chair, Ger­man Jour­nal­ists’ Asso­ci­a­tion (DJV)

12.00 – Clos­ing State­ment
Prof. Dr. Karl-Niko­laus Peifer, Direc­tor of the Insti­tute for Media and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Law at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cologne

12.15 – Impli­ca­tions for Copy­right from the Per­spec­tive of the Enquete Com­mis­sion
Prof. Wolf­gang Schulz, Hans Bre­dow Insti­tute and SPD mem­ber in the Enquete Com­mis­sion Inter­net

Block 2: New Finance Mod­els

13.30 – Cheque, Please!? Plat­forms and Financ­ing Pri­vate Use
Prof. Dr. Ger­ald Spindler, Uni­ver­si­ty of Göt­tin­gen

14.00 – Com­posers Can’t Eat Love and Good­will
Prof. Dr. Enjott Schnei­der, Com­pos­er
Dr. Flo­ri­an Drück, Direc­tor, Ger­man Fed­er­al Music Indus­try Asso­ci­a­tion (Bun­desver­band Musikin­dus­trie) e.V.

14.15 – From Copy­ing on Account, or the Uses of the Flat-Rate Fee
Dr. Urban Pappi, VG Bild-Kunst
Markus Scheufele, Bitkom

14:30 – Dis­cus­sion from the Floor
host: Prof. Dr. Frank Über­all, Chair, Ger­man Jour­nal­ists’ Asso­ci­a­tion (DJV)

15.00 – Clos­ing Ftate­ment
Prof. Dr. Ger­ald Spindler, Uni­ver­si­ty of Göt­tin­gen

Block 3: Autho­rised Use in School, Uni­ver­si­ty and Research

15.30 – Learn­ing by Doing?
Prof. Dr. Bernd Schorb, Uni­ver­si­ty of Leipzig

16.00 – Cre­ativ­i­ty and Knowl­edge: Why Edu­ca­tion and Sci­ence Need Copy­right
Prof. Dr. Karl Riesen­hu­ber, Ruhr Uni­ver­si­ty of Bochum

16.30 – School – Author – Pub­lish­er: Dig­i­tal Media in Edu­ca­tion
Jöran Muuß-Mer­holz, Diplo­ma in Ped­a­gogy and Edu­ca­tion Expert
Ulrich Pok­ern, Klett Pub­lish­ing GmbH

17.00 – Cul­ture and Cash: Respon­si­bil­i­ty and Finance for Teach­ing Mate­ri­als
Dr. Robert Staats, VG Wort
Prof. Dr. Gabriele Beger, dbv/​KMK
Ulf Rödde, GEW

17.20 – Grey, Green or Gold: The Chro­mat­ics of Open Access
Dr. Guido Her­rmann, Thieme Ver­lag KG
Prof. Dr. Rain­er Kuhlen, Uni­ver­si­ty of Kon­stanz

17.30 – Enclo­sure or Progress: Bar­ri­ers to Learn­ing and Sur­vival of Pub­lish­ing; Sci­en­tif­ic Use and Pub­lish­ers’ Rights
Dr. Chris­t­ian Sprang, Ger­man Pub­lish­ers and Book­sellers Asso­ci­a­tion
Dr. Till Kreutzer, Lawyer and Part­ner, iRights.Law

17:40 – Dis­cus­sion from the Floor
host: Prof. Dr. Frank Über­all. Chair, Ger­man Jour­nal­ists’ Asso­ci­a­tion (DJV)

18.00 – Clos­ing State­ment
Prof. Dr. Karl Riesen­hu­ber, Ruhr Uni­ver­si­ty of Bochum

18.05 – Farewell
Prof. Dr. Ger­hard Pfen­nig, Copy­right Ini­tia­tive
Philipp Otto, Founder and Exec­u­tive Direc­tor of iRights.Lab

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