Presentation: Birgit Kolkmann (Deutschlandradio)

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December 1st

Subject to change.

8:30 am Admission and accreditation
9:30 am Welcome address: Prof. Jeanine Meerapfel,
  President of the Academy of Arts
  Introduction:
  Prof. Dr. Gerhard Pfennig,
  Initiative Urheberrecht spokesperson
  Greeting: Iris Berben, Actress,
  President of the German Film Academy
10:15 am Keynote: Günther Oettinger,
  European Commissioner for the
  Digital Economy and Society
10:45 am Coffee break
11:15 am Presentation: Prof. Dr. Matthias Leistner
  LL.M. (Cambridge), "The need for reform in
  substantive copyright law"
11:45 am Statement: Matthias Hornschuh,
  Composer, Publicist
11:55 am Audience discussion
  with
  Prof. Dr. Matthias Leistner, LL.M. (Cambridge),
  Universität Bonn
  Matthias Hornschuh, Composer, Publicist
  Moderation:
  Prof. Dr. iur. Eva Inés Obergfell, HU Berlin
12:15 pm Keynote: Heiko Maas,
  Minister of Justice and Consumer Protection
1:00 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Greeting: Prof. Dr. h.c. Bernd Neumann,
  former Minister of State, President of FFA
2:05 pm Panel session on pending legislative proposals
  and subsequent audience discussion
  Leonhard Dobusch, Junior professor,
  Freie Universität Berlin
  Prof. Dr. Enjott Schneider, Composer,
  GEMA-Chairman of the supervisory board
  Dr. Susanne Schüssler,
  Verlag Klaus Wagenbach
  Adj. Prof. Dr. Silke von Lewinski, MPI
3:00 pm Presentation: Prof. Dr. Karl Riesenhuber, "The
  growing importance of centralized protection
  of rights and the role of collecting societies"
3:30 pm Statement: Peter Weber, ZDF Legal Adviser
3:40 pm Audience discussion
  with
  Prof. Dr. Karl Riesenhuber,
  Ruhr-Universität Bochum
  Peter Weber, ZDF Legal Adviser
4:00 pm Coffee break
4:30 pm Panel session on pending legislative proposals
  and subsequent audience discussion
  Christian Flisek, MdB
  Ansgar Heveling, MdB
  Prof. Dr. Alexander Peukert,
  Goethe-Universität
  Dr. Robert Staats,
  Executive Board Member VG WORT
5:50 pm Closing remarks: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Becker, 
  Institut für Urheber- und Medienrecht
  Board Member
6:00 pm End
6:30 pm Reception in Club Room of the
  Academy of Arts
  Greeting: State Secretary Björn Böhning
  (Head of Senate Chancellery Berlin)
  Only for conference attendees or
  upon invitation!

 

December 2nd

Subject to change.

9:00 am Admission
9:30 am Welcome address
9:40 am Presentations on topic: "Creativity
  at the start of the cultural value chain"
  Prof. Dr. Fred Breinersdorfer (Berlin),
  Screenwriter, Producer, Lawyer
  Richard Malka (Paris), Comic author, Lawyer
  followed by discussion
11:00 am Keynote: Prof. Monika Grütters, MdB,
  Minister of State for Culture and Media
11:30 am Statement from the cultural industries:    
  Prof. Dieter Gorny,
  President of the Federal Music Industry
  Association and Creative Officer at the
  Federal Ministry of Economics
11:45 pm Presentation: Prof. Dr. Gerald Spindler
  "The responsibility and liability of
  intermediaries"
12:15 pm Statement: Renate Künast, MdB,
  Chairman of the Committee for Justice and
  Consumer Protection, Chairman of the  
  Parliamentary Group Alliance 90/The Greens
12:30 pm Audience discussion
  With continued participation of among others
  Prof. Klaus Staeck, Grafic designer, Lawyer
1:15 pm Lunch
2:00 pm Report by Prof. Dr. Gerhard Pfennig about
  the keynote by Günther Oettinger, European
  Commissioner for the Digital Economy and
  Society, presented on December 1
2:10 pm Statement: Joan Smith,
  Author and Journalist (London)
2:20 pm Presentation: Jean-Philippe Mochon,
  Ministry of Culture and Communication,
  Paris, "European harmonization policy
  from the perspective of France"
2:45 pm Presentation: Prof. Dr. Andreas L. Paulus,
  Judge of the Federal Constitutional Court
  of Germany,
  "The European need for integration
  and national regulatory competence"
3:15 pm Coffee break
3:45 pm Panel session and subsequent discussion
  Prof. Dr. Dietmar Köster, MdEP
  in conversation with
  Nina George, Author and activist for
  authors' rights
  Dr. Tilo Gerlach, Manager GVL
  John Groves, Composer, Music producer
  Jean-Philippe Mochon, Ministry of Culture
  and Communication, Paris
4:50 pm Closing remarks: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Pfennig,
  Initiative Urheberrecht spokesperson
5:00 pm End

English-German interpretation will be provided.