Copyright in the EU Digital Single Market

Lunch Debate


The reform of EU copyright rules has been a long-running and hotly-debated topic within the European institutions. The extensive proposals for reform will have consequences for a whole range of stakeholders within Europe. 

Hosted by the European Parliament’s IMCO Committee Rapporteur for the proposal, MEP Catherine Stihler, and co-chaired by digital advocate and longstanding EIF member MEP Brando Benifei, this debate will focus in particular on the copyright reform in the context of public interest, consumer protection and impact on citizens, looking at Title 2 (articles 3-6: TDM, education, preservation) and Title 3 (articles 7-9: out of commerce works).

Watch the speeches live at this link:

Q&A session won't be streamed.

programme - 23/01/2018

Welcome and introduction:

Catherine Stihler MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member

Brando Benifei MEP and EIF Steering Committee Member


William Bowes, Director of Policy and General Counsel, The Publishers Association

Rosa Maiello, national President of the Italian Library Association

Julien Roche, Director, LILLIAD Learning center Innovation - Université de Lille

Annemarie Beunen, Copyright Lawyer, National Library of the Netherlands

Exchange of views with participants

(under the Chatham House rule)

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