SCHEDULE 6.30pm Drinks and Networking 7.00pm Discussion 8.30pm Networking Buffet 9.30pm Event Ends Dress Code: ‘Relaxed’ Business Attire (ties optional)
When the Great Repeal Act is passed the UK will be left with a regulatory regime in the key areas of Intellectual Property and Data Protection which mirrors our trading partners in Europe. Which is exactly what we need to minimise non-tariff trading barriers to help us to continue to do business in Europe with our major trading partners. But are those partners always going to be the key partners in future trading patterns? And if not, will we gain commercially by gradually adjusting our rules to fit those new and changing circumstances?
Should the UK continue to follow the European regulatory pattern or start to diverge to take advantage of the situation and seek commercial advantage?
What are the best practical and commercial outcomes for the UK Content and Communication sectors?
Topics to be discussed will be: • Moving UK copyright law back to the protection of economic activity ("sweat of the brow"), & away from EU-style author’s “intellectual creation”, • Copyright exceptions – have they gone too far or not far enough? • Should the UK create new, distinctive variations in copyright law such as: a new publishers’ right, or strengthen existing protections in UK law for databases or ‘typographical arrangements’? • Relax data protection rules surrounding personal data to move closer to US approach? • Reframing the rules to offer the UK as an offshore data haven either for European or US operators seeking respite from their own regimes?
The Forum Under Warden Trevor Fenwick will chair the discussion with opening comments from fellow Liverymen Laurie Kaye, media lawyer and strategy consultant, and David Worlock, industry commentator, exploring some of the key options and possible outcomes.
Expert Witnesses Three expert witnesses will throw light on these issues and invite the audience to take part in the discus-sion. The experts are: PROFESSOR LIONEL BENTLY, University of Cambridge; PHIL COTTER CEO, Thomson Reuters Compliance and Risk; RICHARD MOLLET, Head of European Government Affairs, RELX Group.
Tickets are £25.00 (incl VAT) or £20.00 (incl VAT) for guests under 30 years of age, to include networking reception and a buffet supper. Please book your tickets online at www.stationers.org/events or fill in the booking form below and send it in, with your cheque, to Lucie McCord at the address below by Wednesday, 1 November 2017 after which no refunds will be given.