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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Do you want to hear about the UK Copyright Tribunal?

If so, then somewhat belatedly, this blog has discovered, thanks to Justin Watts, that the place to be next Monday, 24 November, is at a meeting of the UK chapter of the AIPPI (Association Internationale pour la Protection de la Propriété Intellectuelle), where there will be a presentation from a man who knows - Henry Carr QC.

This is what AIPPI says:

Since its inception in 1988, the primary purpose of the Copyright Tribunal has been the resolution of commercial licensing disputes in relation to the use of copyright material, often dealing with licensing schemes offered by collecting societies. Standing at the interface between collecting societies and copyright users, the Copyright Tribunal is no stranger to controversy. The subject of swingeing criticism in a 2007 IPO Review and accused of having rules and procedures that were “pernickety” and “otiose”, it was challenged to improve. 

Henry Carr QC, elected as a Deputy Chairman of the Tribunal in 2010, will describe the work of the Copyright Tribunal as it has risen to the challenge of improving its procedures and has navigated the growing digital landscape. He will discuss major disputes on which the Tribunal has adjudicated, including BPI v MCPS [Blogger's note - a superb judgement from Robin Jacob QC, as he then was] and Meltwater v NLA.  

Baker & McKenzie LLP has kindly agreed to host this event (100 New Bridge Street, London, EC4V 6JA) and to provide drinks afterwards. 

We are told that attendance is free for UK members of AIPPI and new applicants for membership, and a bargain at only £25 for non-members.  The event qualifies for 1.5 CPD hours, for those who are ken to collect such things.

If you would like to attend this event please register at: https://copyright-tribunal.eventbrite.co.uk

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