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Experts and Panelists

Birgitta Adamson is a legal counsel at the Swedish national public service broadcaster Sveriges Television AB, since 1983, focusing on intellectual property and media law. She started her career as a lawyer in the beginning of the 1980’s, working at the Swedish Labour Court and at the Administrative Court of Appeal in Stockholm. In 2008 and 2014 she was appointed an expert to the Swedish Government’s Commission of inquiry for Copyright legislation. For more than 20 years, she has participated as an expert speaker in the annual Training programme for the developing countries on copyright and related rights in the global economy, organized by the Swedish Patent and Registration Office in cooperation with WIPO.

Johan Axhamn, L.L.M. and MSc, is PhD candidate in private law at the Faculty of Law, Stockholm University, where he conducts research and is a teacher in intellectual property law. Johan is also special government advisor at the Swedish Ministry of Justice, representing Sweden in international negotiations mainly in the area of intellectual property. He has previously been a visiting researcher at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) at the University of Amsterdam, conducting research on the Nordic ECL model in relation to the Europeana project – a work which resulted in a EuropeanaConnect ECL report on practical solutions for cross-border access. Prior to this, Johan was a visiting intellectual property scholar at Kernochan Center for Law, Media and the Arts at Columbia Law School in New York. Johan has authored several articles, reports and book chapters on contemporary intellectual property matters.

Mitko Chatalbashev has been Regional Director for Europe at CISAC and BIEM (two international umbrella organisations for authors’ societies based in Paris) since October 2003. At the CISAC/BIEM European regional office located in Budapest, Mr. Chatalbashev is mainly responsible for relations with CISAC/BIEM members from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia and the implementation of CISAC policies and assistance programs in this vast region, including the implementation of the CISAC Professional Rules and the related verification process.
Mr. Chatalbashev was born in Sofia (Bulgaria) in 1969. After studying Law at Sofia University he became a lawyer and member of the Sofia Bar, with special interests in copyright and human rights law. In 1995 he pursued a Private International Law specialisation in Spain with emphasis on International Protection of Copyright and Related Rights. He has been a Lecturer on IP issues at the New Bulgarian University, Department “Mass communications” (2000 – 2002). From 2001 to 2003 Mr. Chatalbashev was the Chief Legal Adviser to the Bulgarian society of music authors and publishers “MUSICAUTOR”.

Adéla Faladová (*1968) was graduated from the Faculty of Law of Charles University in Prague in 1993, where in 2011 she also earned a doctorate of law (JUDr.). She has worked in the Copyright Department of the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic since 2001, and has been Deputy Director of the Department since July 2005. She frequently represents the Czech Republic in international copyright fora, such as the Copyright Working Group of the Council of the European Union and the Copyright Committee of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Her thesis on publication contracts was published in 1994, and since then she has authored several articles and essays on copyright-related issues in various periodicals, e.g., Current Problems of Copyright and Industrial Property. She collaborates with the Institute of Copyright, Industrial Property and Competition Law of the Faculty of Law of Charles University, lectures at the Industrial Property Training Institute of the Industrial Property Office of the Czech Republic, and participates in intellectual property law training for libraries, museums, galleries, etc.

Gábor Faludi works as Of Counsel at SZECSKAY ATTORNEYS AT LAW, a law firm with an international clientele and scope of activities. His specialisation is Civil, commercial, in particular in IP and E-Commerce law. Dr. Faludi received his JD, summa cum laude, from Eötvös Loránd University Law Faculty in 1976. He obtained his PhD by a thesis on copyright licensing agreement. He also attended Columbia University (graduate of the Summer Program in American Law, 1981). He is a member of Budapest Bar Association: Member since 1991; Hungarian Association for the Protection of Industrial Property and Copyright Law:Board Member; AIPPI Hungarian Group: Board Member; Copyright Expert Board: Member, Arbitration Court attached to the Hungarian Chamber of Commerce and Industry: Member Former CLO (1992-1997); and since 1997 outside counsel for Artisjus the Hungarian musical and literary CMO. He is also the author of several books and numerous articles on intellectual property law. He is an associate professor of the Law School at Eötvös Lorand University and also a regular lecturer at symposiums on international copyright and new technology issues.

Mihály Ficsor is a national of Hungary. He holds a doctor’s degree in law and political sciences from the Law Faculty of the Eötvös Lóránd University of Budapest. He has written numerous articles and books on various copyright issues, particularly on the impact of new technologies (especially digital technology and the Internet) on copyright and on collective management of copyright and related rights, and participates in a number of seminars, symposiums, workshops as a speaker throughout the world. He is also the honorary professor of the University of Alcalá, Spain, and has been guest lecturer at several universities in various countries. At present, Dr. Ficsor is Member of the Board and Honorary President of the Hungarian Copyright Experts Council (a 200 member advisory and arbitration body appointed by the Minister of Justice and linked to the National Intellectual Property Office), Honorary Chairman of the Hungarian Copyright Association, member of the Executive Committee of the International Intellectual Property Association (ALAI), and Chairman of the Central and Eastern European Copyright Alliance (CEECA) with permanent observer status at WIPO.

Terese Foged - Attorney, partner in Lassen Ricard Law Firm, admitted to the High Court. Terese Foged was born in 1972, graduated at law (Master of Laws) from the University of Aarhus (1998), and from the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, USA (LL.M.in intellectual property law) (2002), and is admitted to the High Court. Terese joined Lassen Ricard in 1998, was admitted to the bar in 2001 and appointed partner in 2005.
Terese has many years’ experience in media and copyright law and intellectual property law in general, with particular focus on digital copyright and the challenge posed by new technology/it. This involves advice to a large number of Danish and international TV stations, media companies and others on various uses of audiovisual material; see the following examples:
• Negotiation and conclusion of agreements with TV distributors on cable retransmission of TV and radio channels from Denmark and other countries, including via IPTV and web-TV (internet/OTT), and wireless retransmission by satellite and via the digital terrestrial television network (DTT).
• Negotiation and conclusion of agreements on exploitation ancillary to retransmission, such as Start Over and 48-hour catch-up services and various on-demand exploitation by third parties of TV stations' broadcast and on-demand-only material.
• Agreements on and advice regarding reception of TV content on various devices such as smartphones, tablets and PCs within and outside the home (portability/"TV everywhere"/"Out of Home"), including via various types of TV sets, boxes, consoles, apps, players, etc., insofar as they are connected to the internet (cable or Wi-Fi).
• Agreements on other uses of TV content, such as public performance at libraries, in hotels etc.
• Advice on acquisition by TV stations of rights to both linear and on-demand use; third-party exploitation of rights, including with extended collective licence for other rights holders than TV stations; relevant EU legislation; advice also to international parties on the Nordic extended collective licence system; and contribution to the 2014 amendment of the Danish Copyright Act in that area.
• Organisation of the collaboration among various rights holders and advice on contract-based rights relating to sports events.
• Advice on rights in the areas of linking, apps, HbbTV, use on the social media, etc.
Terese is a substitute member of the Danish Copyright Licence Tribunal and author of articles on various aspects of copyright in Danish and international journals.

Martin Gormsen has worked with audio-visual rights for more than two decades, and has been involved in numerous innovative projects in the field of managing rights to television, film and music. Among other things he has been one of the driving forces of the creation of tv-distributors digital tv-services in Denmark (Start Over, catch up tv, TV Everywhere, Cloud PVR (“Store TV”), subtitling of foreign public service channels, the first “all you can eat” telco music service in the world (TDC Play) and the first extensive multiple right category agreement on broadcaster archives for on demand access. Martin Gormsen has also an intensive knowledge of all issues regarding music rights, has been involved in both the CISAC-case and the establishment of a new framework for representation agreements between collecting societies for music works. Martin Gormsen has served as a part of the topmanagement in Koda and Copydan and act today as an independent consultant.

Martin Henry - English degree from University College London 1990
Diploma of Teaching from Auckland Teachers’ College 1994
M.Lit. (distinction) Auckland University 2001
PhD The quality of teaching and the qualities of teachers 2014-present
Teaching positions have included: Head of Drama (NZ), Head of House (dean in NZ), Head of English (in England and New Zealand), Deputy Principal (NZ) 2007-2012
Ministry of Education, New Zealand Team Leader Professional Learning 2004-2007
PPTA (Secondary Teachers Union) Advisory Officer Professional Issues 2013-2015
Education International 2016 Head of Research
Education International represents 32 mil teachers in 170 countries including over 400 teachers organisations.

Anita Huss is working as Counsellor at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Culture and Creative Industries Sector, Copyright Infrastructure Division, in Geneva (Switzerland). Before joining WIPO, she worked as Deputy Secretary General and General Counsel of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), based in Brussels (Belgium). Anita is a German-qualified attorney, with three postgraduate law degrees from King’s College, London (LL.M. in EU, US & UK Copyright Law), Uppsala University (LL.M. in International and Comparative Law) and Stockholm University (LL.M. in European Law). Anita also gained experience at major international law firms in Belgium, Germany and Sweden, working as a corporate transactions and competition lawyer.

Barbara Jóźwiak - President of the Board SAiW COPYRIGHT POLSKA from January 2013 roku, a member of this organisation from May 2010. Graduated from Warsaw University of Technology and London School of Foreign Trade. In 1993 she became the president / director general of Egmont Polska. In 1995 she joined the group Aller Press and became a member of the supervisory board. From 1995 she was also CEO of Harlequin (Poland). In 1999 she started working for Hachette Livre as a CEO. From March 2003 to November 2012 worked as a CEO of Polish Scientific Publishers PWN (WN PWN S.A.). Then she became President of the Supervisory Board of this organisation. From 2013 she is also a board member of Creative Poland Association.

Bartosz Kleban - Legal Advisor, Solicitor and Attorney-at-Law. Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. He completed full-time doctoral studies at this Faculty and in 2013 he defended his PhD thesis entitled: “Relationship between rightholder and collecting societies in Polish law”. His academic work comprises the issues of the intellectual property law, with particular focus on collective management of copyrights. He has written numerous articles concerning copyright law, among others, in the System of Private Law and the Outline of Intellectual Property Law published by C.H. Beck (2010-2011, 2013, 2015). He conducts practical trainings in copyright law. He trained directors and employees of cultural institutions as a part of ‘Cultural institutions of 21st century’, the project co-financed by the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund (2010-2012).

Bartosz works as a lecturer at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science of Adam Mickiewicz University, the Academy of Music in Poznań and at the Poznan School of Social Sciences.

Since the march of 2014 he is the Member of the Copyright Commission appointed by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland.

Karol Kościński - legal adviser, director of the Department of Intellectual Property and Media in the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage, representative of the Polish Government at the meetings of the Copyright and Audiovisual Working Groups of the Council of the European Union, meeting with the European Commission and organized by World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

Peter Labody is the Head of the Copyright Department of the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office since 2014. He is responsible for the supervision of collective management organizations in Hungary, the licensing of orphan works and for international and European dossiers in relation to copyright law. He holds a degree in law and completed his LL.M in information and communication technology law by writing his thesis on the involvement of internet service providers into copyright enforcement in the EU. He took the bar exam in 2013. Mr Labody is a guest lecturer at International Business School Budapest since 2013, and teaches copyright law to international art management students. He is a member of the Hungarian Council of Copyright Experts and the IP Law Enforcement Section of the National Board Against Counterfeiting (NBAC). The NBAC is a common platform for the authorities and stakeholders involved in the protection and enforcement of IP in Hungary.

Jukka Liedes - Since October 2014, an independent expert offering services in policy issues as well as in legal matters, copyright policy, creative industries and economy. He is currently the Chairman of the Finnish Copyright Society. Until October 2014 he was Director of the Division for Cultural Policy, Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland. Main areas of his national responsibility were: national policies on copyright, culture, audiovisual sector, information society, access to information, cultural heritage, and the national institutions in the audiovisual field, National Board of Antiquities and museums, and public libraries. He has been Chairman of many bodies in the EU, WIPO, Unesco, Council of Europe, and Nordic Council of Ministers, dealing with i.a. copyright, culture, media, and information society. In WIPO, he was since 1986 without interruption the Chairman of numerous Committees of Governmental Experts, including the SCCR until 2010. He was the Chairman of Committees of the WIPO Diplomatic Conferences 1996, 2000, 2013 and 2013, and draftsman of the Basic Proposals of the Conferences 1996 an 2000. He is now acting as vice-Chairman of the WIPO IGC (GRTKF).

Anna Misiewicz is a Head of Legal Department at National Audiovisual Institute. She has been working for NInA for the past 7 years, being in charge of legal assistance to Institute’s projects, including: film, television and radio productions, organization of national and international cultural and academic events (annual Kultura 2.0 festival and National Cultural Programme of the Polish Presidency in the EU). She holds a postgraduate diploma in Copyright, Publishing and Press Law at the Jagiellonian University. Formerly she acted as a legal expert at the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage in the field of copyright, inter alia preparing positions and participating in meetings of international organizations (WIPO, TRIPS) and the Working Group of the European Commission for Copyright.

Giorgio Mongiat is as a policy officer in the Copyright Unit of the Directorate General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology (DG CONNECT) of the European Commission. The unit is in charge of policy development in the area of copyright and related rights, of monitoring the application of EU copyright law and of the Commission's participation in international negotiations and discussions in this area. Giorgio Mongiat works on policy development and takes part in discussions at the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), as part of the European Union delegation. He has previously worked on single market and e-inclusion matters at the Commission, and as a consultant.

Heijo Ruijsenaars is Head of Intellectual Property at the European Broadcasting Union (Geneva Headquarters), where he started in 1998. His legal expertise lies in the areas of new media and new technologies, international copyright, and sports and news broadcasting. Specialized in intellectual property, Heijo worked in entertainment law for a German law firm in Munich (Germany), and until 1997 he was a staff member at the Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Patent, Copyright and Competition Law in Munich (Germany). He is the author of numerous articles on various IP matters, and in 1997, he obtained a doctorate with a comparative law thesis on Character Merchandising from the University of Leiden (Netherlands).

Jerker Rydén joined the National Library of Sweden in August 2007, and is Senior Legal Adviser. As Senior Legal Adviser, he assists the National Librarian as well as the different departments of the Library on legal matters, especially Copyright and other legal matters relevant to the making available of the library’s Corpus. Over the past years Mr. Rydén has been appointed expert by the Swedish Government and participated in the revision of the Swedish Copyright Act as well as other legislation such as Electronic Legal Deposit Act. Mr. Rydén is Vice Chair of the Conference of European National Librarians' Working Group on Copyright. As Vice Chair he assists the Conference of European National Librarians [CENL] in advising the CENL on copyright law and policy. He represents the CENL in meetings, hearings and negotiations with the European Commission and other Stakeholders. Mr. Rydén is also member of the European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations' Expert Group on Information Law. Prior to joining the Copyright Office in August 2007, Mr. Rydén was Senior Legal Counsel of the National Heritage Board. Prior to that he was Lawyer and member of the Swedish Bar and Member of SwedenBio ́s Expert Committee on IP Law.

Jessica Sänger is Legal Counsel and Deputy Head of the Legal Department at Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels, the German Publishers and Booksellers Association. She studied Law at Exeter (U.K.) and Mainz (Germany) and completed her First (2003) and Second (2005) State Examinations in Law in Mainz, completing her Doctorate in 2014. In 2005, she was case handler at the Media Unit of DG Competition in the European Commission. Before joining Börsenverein, Ms. Sänger was manager of the postgraduate LL.M programme in Media Law at Mainzer Medieninstitut and Research Assistant to Professor Dörr at Johannes Gutenberg-Universität in Mainz (2005-2008). During this time, she was visiting lecturer at Louisville (USA) and Bristol (U.K.) law schools, lecturing on Constitutional Law, Free Speech, Law of Broadcasting and the Press, and Copyright.

Jakub Slovak - Master of Laws, Doctor Iuris, Currently a Representative of the Ministry of Culture at the Permanent Mission of Slovak Republic in Geneva. Prior to this position he was the Main State Advisor at the Copyright Unit, Media, Audiovisual and Copyright Department at the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic. Main areas of responsibility:
- intellectual property (copyright) and cultural policy including preparation of laws
- public agenda in the field of copyright (opinions for citizens, positions for other state bodies, analyses for cultural heritage institutions, communication with copyright experts from various countries)
- collective management of rights (including supervision over collective management organizations)
- representation of the Slovak Republic at WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights
- representation of the Slovak Republic at WIPO Diplomatic Conference in Marrakesh in 2013
- representation of the Slovak Republic at Council Working Party for Intellectual Property (Copyright) in Brussels
- lecture about Extended Collective Licences at the national copyright workshop in Bratislava in 2014

Olav Stokkmo has been Chief Executive Officer of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) since December 2004, a position he also held from 1998-2000. Prior to joining IFRRO, he worked as the Deputy Executive Director of Kopinor, the Norwegian RRO, and as Commercial Director at the Norwegian publishing house, Det Norske Samlaget. Stokkmo is actively involved in initiatives to improve collective management, in projects to make cultural heritage available, and, as a member of the Board of the WIPO initiated Accessible Books Consortium (ABC), on improved access to published works for persons who are blind or print disabled. He holds a Master’s degree in Modern History and Political Science, and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Economics. He is an author of management literature and several articles on copyright and collective management, and a guest lecturer at the University of Buenos Aires.

Carola Streul is a German copyright lawyer who started in the early 90ties her career as head of the legal sector of the German collective management society VG Bild-Kunst in Bonn. Since 1997 she is secretary general of EVA in Brussels the interest group for European collective management societies for visual authors. She represents the interests of these societies and defends the positions of visual authors towards the European institutions. EVA is involved in all important developments inthis field on European level. Since 2002 she is also general manager of OnLineArt the International one-stop- shop for multi-territory licensing of fine art works on websites. She was work package leader for the visual sector within the European Commission co-funded ARROW PLUS project that that deals with setting-up a service facilitating the search for authors and rights holders on books that are subject to mass digitization.

Katarzyna Ślaska holds a Master’s degree in library and information sciences at the University of Warsaw. From 1988 on she worked in the in the National Library of Poland. From 2000 to 2006 she was a head of the library in the Institute of English Studies in the University of Warsaw. In 2006 she became digital librarian in the National Library of Poland, and in August 2007 deputy director. She is especially interested in problems of access to information in electronic form, new forms of information services, copyright in digital libraries and education of librarians and library users.
She was in charge of several projects concerning digitization and access to information, including Academica – innovative system of electronic interlibrary loan, where users have access to over 1,4 million electronic scientific publications under copyright through dedicated terminals located in scientific and public libraries throughout the country.

Elżbieta Traple is a senior partner and co-founder of the law firm Traple Konarski Podrecki i Wspólnicy. She is a researcher at the Chair of Civil Law at the Jagiellonian University. Her areas of interest include civil law and intellectual property law. Her academic interests also include unfair competition law, industrial property law, and pharmaceutical law. She advises Polish and foreign companies and entities from the public sector. For the last 10 years, Elżbieta Traple has been the President of the Court of Arbitration of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Krakow. She sits on the Council for Digitisation of the Ministry of Administration and Digitisation. She is an arbitrator of the Court of Arbitration of the Polish Chamber of Commerce in Warsaw and an arbitrator of the Copyright Commission of the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage. Elżbieta Traple participates in drafting legislation and she is an expert preparing opinions for the Polish Sejm and Senate. She is engaged in the work of international scientific groups dedicated to the creation of model solutions in the field of copyright law and industrial property law. She works with international law organisations and is a member of Deutsches Anwaltsinstitut in Bochum. In the years 1986-1987, 1990 and 1996, she conducted research at the Max Planck Institute in Munich as visiting professor.

Nadia Vally is currently Deputy Director of Copyright and Strategy at the UK Intellectual Property Office. She is a career civil servant who worked in a number of Whitehall departments in policy areas ranging from aircraft finance to animal health before joining the Intellectual Property Office. There, she was initially responsible for setting up the Strategic Advisory Board for Intellectual Property, an advisory body to UK Ministers. Thereafter she moved to the Copyright and Enforcement Directorate to head up the Collective Rights Management Team. Amongst other things, Nadia was responsible for developing and delivering the UK's first ever regulatory framework for collective management organisations as well as its extended collective licensing provisions. She was also the UK's lead negotiator for the Collective Rights Management Directive. She moved to her current post in January 2015 where she is responsible for a number of copyright work streams. Nadia's background is in law and she was educated in South Africa and at Oxford where she was a Rhodes Scholar.

Krzysztof Wojciechowski - Doctor of law, academic teacher, lawyer (legal adviser) specialised in copyright law and media law, with the emphasis on international and European law; adviser to the Board of TVP (Polish Public TV Broadcaster), Chairman of the EBU Statutes Group, member of the EBU Legal and Policy Committee and EBU Copyright Group, expert of Poland in the Bureau and Council of UNESCO International Programme for Development of Communication (IPDC), arbitrator in the Copyright Commission in Poland, participant in legislative works on Polish copyright and media law, ad hoc expert in these areas for Polish authorities (Ministry of Culture and National Broadcasting Council); author of publications on copyright law, media law and competition law, including the book on television sports rights – Widowisko sportowe w telewizji (Sports Events in Television), Liber, Warsaw 2005, and the large part of commentary to Polish Broadcasting Act (ed. S. Piątek, C.H. Beck, Warsaw 2014).


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