I have just heard that the DMG Roundtable event originally due to take place on 4 May has now been rescheduled for Tuesday, 22 June at 7 pm in the Hall. This is really good news.
Following the theme of the last meeting, Alex Hardy of the Orion Publishing Group will lead a discussion on online copyright infringement in the publishing, music and computer games industries. Joining Alex will be two exciting experts in the field. Simon Chapman is a partner at Lewis Silkin LLP, specialising in the protection and enforcement of IP. Nicholas Lovell is the founder and director of Gamesbrief, a company providing financial and strategic advice to the digital media industry. Together they have masses of experience of how clients have successfully combated online piracy by coming up with creative solutions and by changing their business models. This is a real opportunity for all of us in publishing to learn from the experiences of the music and computer games industries in this vitally important but challenging area.
I thoroughly recommend that everyone tries to attend this event. DMG Roundtable meetings, which are usually held in Davy's Wine Bar, are always stimulating and exciting and represent the cutting edge of this Company. Due to demand, we are holding this event in the Hall so you'll get the best of the DMG combined with Stationers' Hall in all its glory. Contact Ian Bennett to book tickets and see the DMG website for more details.