Digital Midem November 2021

Wednesday 17 November


5:00pm - 6:30pm 

Central European


The IAEL Legal Update For Entertainment & Technology  

Once again legal and industry experts report on those developments which have had a major impact on the industry this year, along with what we can expect in the next twelve months. As usual, the session will cover both media and entertainment issues as well as related technology sector developments. This year topics include: (i) caselaw of the Court of Justice of the European Union with regard to  the right of communication to the public, celebrity names in trademark applications, synchronizations and neighbouring rights, CMO’s tariffs for festivals and competition law; (ii) national court judgments on remixing, sampling, “grand and small rights”; (iii) implementation of the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market and the guidance of the European Commission; (iv) the publishing catalogue acquisition rage; (v) M&A activity in the neighbouring rights space; (vi) Universal’s arrival on the stock market; and (vii) news from China.

Co-Chairs: Susan Abramovitch, Head of Entertainment & Sports Law, Gowling WLG (Canada); and Peter Marx, Partner, Marx Van Ranst Vermeersch & Partners (Belgium).

Speakers: Sophie Goossens, Partner, ReedSmith (UK and France); Stephanie Rotelli, Partner, Cosmo Legal Group (Italy); Tim Cohan, Chief Counsel, Peermusic (USA); Karen Choi, Associate, Haldanes (Hong Kong) ; Adam Rendle, Partner, Taylor Wessing (UK); Kenneth J. Abdo, Partner, Fox Rothschild (US); and Danielle S. Price, SVP, Business & Legal Affairs, 10K Projects (US)


7:00pm - 8:00pm 

Central European


Meet The Lawyers Networking Session  


Vincente Aria, Partner, Eversheds Sutherland (Spain); Bill Colitre, VP & General Counsel, Music Reports (US); Daniela Camara Colla, Attorney, Di Blasi Parente & Associados (Brazil); Kenneth Freundlich, Principal, Freundlich Law(US); Howard Hertz, Partner, Hertz Schram (US);  Carlos Pavon Lopez, Attonrney, Cervieri Monsuarez (Paraguay); Maria Francesca Quattrone, Founder, Dike Legal (Italy);   Adam Rendle, Partner, Taylor Wessing (UK); Jenny Storbeck, Attorney (Germany)



Thursday 18 November


5:00pm - 6:30pm

Central European Time


The IAEL Main Seminar

Nationalism v Globalism

From the IAEL’s 2020-21 Book, there will be individual presentations on various regional and cross-border issues that affect the industry including: (i) litigating personal jurisdiction as a non-U.S. defendant in U.S. courts; (ii) cross-border licensing; (iii) the Indian Copyright Amendment Act and its relation to the rest of the world; (iv) the position of authors and owners around the world; (v) music use on new social media platforms; (vi) a U.S. Perspective on article 17 of the European DSM-directive; and (vii) exceptions and limitations to copyright in the U.S.

Co-Chairs:William Genereux, Owner, Genereux Law (Canada); and Marijn Kingma, Partner, Höcker (Netherlands).

Speakers: Kenneth Freundlich, Principal, Freundlich Law(US); Abhishek Malhotra, Managing Partner, TMT Law Practice (India); Jagdish Sagar, Principal, Sagar Law (India); Bill Colitre, VP & General Counsel, Music Reports (US); Rodolphe Boissau, Consultant, UGGC Avcocats (France); and Sandra Gama, Chief Legal Officer, IMUSICA (Brazil);


Followed by


The IAEL Masterclass

Can I Have My Rights Back?

An International Exploration of Termination and Reversion

This year the Masterclass will explore the manner in which creators can attempt to recapture copyright interests that were previously transferred or assigned, e.g., pursuant to a recording or publishing agreement, and the potential issues that can arise when such requests are made.  Of particular focus will be the differing regimes in the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union.

Moderator and Speakers: Christine Lepera, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp (US); Bradley Mullins, Partner, Mitchell Silberberg & Knupp (US); Gordon Williams, Partner, Lee & Thompson (UK); and Massimo Travostino, Partner, DGBT Legal (IT).