Creators Conference on Copyright

We are pleased to announce that ECSA will co-organise an event with European Writers’ Council, FERA – Federation of European Screen Directors and Federation of Screenwriters in Europe on the Implementation of the 2019 EU Copyright Directive. The Authors’ Group is pleased to invite you to our joint conference to address the question:
One year after the deadline for implementation: what does the Directive deliver for authors’ contracts?

Hourly Schedule

23 June 2022

15:00 - 18:10
Welcome Reception
Organised by The European Composer and Songwriter Alliance (ECSA) The European Writers’ Council (EWC) The Federation of European Film and TV Directors (FERA) The Federation of Screenwriters in Europe (FSE) and in Cooperation with the Cultural and Creators Friendship Group (CCFG).
14:30 - 15:00
15:10 - 15:20
Opening Keynote
by Nina George (President of the European Writers’ Council, EWC)
15:20 - 16:20
First panel: Implementing the 2019 EU Copyright Directive
Presentation of Dr Ula Furgal’s report on the implementation of Articles 18 to 23. What is the implementation’s state of play? Panelists: Ula Furgal (Lecturer in Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Glasgow Law School) and Marco Giorello (Head of the Copyright Unit, DG CNECT, European Commission) Moderator: Pauline Durand-Vialle (CEO of the Federation of European Screen Directors, FERA)
16:30- - 16:45
by Tomasz Frankowski (Member of the European Parliament, EPP, Poland) and Ibán García del Blanco (Member of the European Parliament, S&D, Spain)
16:45 - 17:45
Second panel
Identifying and sharing best practices to improve authors’ contracts and remuneration. What are buyout contracts and how can Europe prevent them? How can collective bargaining agreements deliver concrete benefits to authors? Panelists: Aurélie Champagne (Permanent Representation of France to the EU), Anselm Kreuzer (Composer, ECSA Board Member) and Janine Lorente (Expert in Copyright and Authors’ Rights Legislation, JLorente Consulting) Moderator: David Kavanagh (CEO of the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe, FSE)
17:45 - 18:00
Closing Keynote
by Helienne Lindvall (President of ECSA)


Thursday 23 June 2022


15:00 - 18:00
Brussels | Maison européenne des Auteurs et des Autrices- MEDAA


Brussels | Maison européenne des Auteurs et des Autrices- MEDAA
Rue du Prince royal 85-87, 1050 Bruxelles