WIPO Seminar on Copyright and Internet Intermediaries

Geneva, April 18, 2005


9.00 – 9.15 Welcome and opening of seminar
Mrs. Rita Hayes, Deputy Director General, Copyright and Related Rights and Industry Relations Sector, WIPO
9.15 – 10.15 Copyright liability of Internet intermediaries
Dr. Charlotte Waelde, Co-Director, AHRB Research Centre in Intellectual Property and Technology, and Lecturer, School of Law, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.
Ms. Lilian Edwards, Co-Director, AHRB Research Centre in Intellectual Property and Technology, Faculty of Law, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.
(Presentation in PPT Format, Word Format)
10.15 - 11.00 Regulatory perspectives on intermediary liability
Mr. Jule Sigall, Associate Register for Policy and International Affairs, US Copyright Office, Washington D.C.
(Presentation in Word Format)
Ms. Tereza Struncova, Legal Officer, DG Internal Market and Services, Unit E2 , European Commission, Brussels
(Presentation in Word Format)
11.00 – 11.15 Coffee Break
11.15 – 12.00 Notice-and-takedown procedures: A workable solution?
Mr. Hugh Jones, Copyright Counsel, UK Publishers Association, London
(Presentation in Word Format)
Mr. Cory Doctorow, European Affairs Coordinator, Electronic Frontier Foundation, London 
(Presentation in PDF Format)
12.00 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 14.45 Peer-to-peer (P2P) services: the case of online music
Mr. Barney Wragg, Vice President, eLabs, Universal Music International, London
(Presentation in PDF Format)
Mr. Christiaan A. Alberdingk Thijm, SOLV Advocaten, Amsterdam 
(Presentation in PDF Format)
Ms. Sarah Deutsch, Vice President & Associate General Counsel, Verizon Communications, Arlington
(Presentation in Word Format)
14.45 – 15.15 Case study: emerging copyright policy for an Internet intermediary
Mr. Jyrki Nikula, European Intellectual Property Counsel, eBay, Inc., Bern
(Presentation in Word Format)
15.15 – 15.30 Moderated Discussion
WIPO Representative
15.30 – 15.45 Coffee Break
15.45 – 17.00 Round table discussion: Ways forward - is there a need for action at the international level?
WIPO representative, with Member State delegates, speakers, etc.
17.00 Closing of seminar