On 10-12 April, IFRRO attended and spoke at the second edition of the IPQuorum conference in Kaliningrad, Russia.
One of the panel discussions with speakers from CWWCS and the IFRRO Secretariat © IPQuorum press service
IPQuorum is a three-day conference organised yearly by the IPChain association and the Confederation of Rightholders’ Societies of Europe and Asia (EACOP). It is used to display innovative solutions developed in the area of Intellectual Property management and includes dozens of panel discussions, presentations, events and cultural performances.
This year marked the second edition of the conference and IFRRO was invited to join a panel discussion on “Creative industries in the digital era: regulatory challenges and management tools”. IFRRO’s Manager for Policy and Regional Development, Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères, presented on the digital dimension of collective licensing and showed how educational licences and private copying and reprography levies constantly adapt to meet new digital uses. Examples from the United Kingdom, where IFRRO’s member CLA has integrated many digital uses in its Higher Education Licence, and the Netherlands, where a cloud component was recently added to private copying levies, show how flexible and innovative collective licensing is. Other speakers in the panel discussion represented different fields of the creative sector and IP world, including Zhang Hongbo (CWWCS) and Dimiter Gantchev (WIPO).
On the third day of the conference, IFRRO was invited to attend part of the Annual General Meeting of EACOP and made a brief presentation about IFRRO’s activities.