San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Copyright Tribunal: Aims and Progress with Henry Carr QC
Speaker: Henry Carr QC
Since its inception in 1988, the primary purpose of the Copyright Tribunal has been the resolution of commercial licensing disputes in relation to the use of copyright material, often dealing with licensing schemes offered by collecting societies. Standing at the interface between collecting societies and copyright users, the Copyright Tribunal is no stranger to controversy. The subject of swingeing criticism in a 2007 IPO Review and accused of having rules and procedures that were “pernickety” and “otiose”, it was challenged to improve. Henry Carr QC, elected as a Deputy Chairman of the Tribunal in 2010, will describe the work of the Copyright Tribunal as it has risen to the challenge of improving its procedures and has navigated the growing digital landscape. He will discuss major disputes on which the Tribunal has adjudicated, including BPI v MCPS and Meltwater v NLA.
This course is directed at all levels of practitioners with an interest in intellectual property and will provide them with an understanding of the current issues surrounding the role of the copyright tribunal in the UK.
Drinks will be served afterwards.
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The charge for non-members is £25 (including processing fee), payable online at the time of registration.
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SRA and IPReg, and (pending approval) BSB, CPD: 1.5 hours. AIPPI United Kingdom is accredited under the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s and the Bar Standards Board’s CPD schemes. SRA accredited course (ref: DKV/AIPP)