Legalizing File-Sharing: An Idea Whose Time Has Come — or Gone?

Fri, 04/07/2014 - 8:30am - 10:30am
De Rode Hoed, Keizersgracht 102, 1015 CV Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Alternative compensation systems are designed to legalize and monetize online copyright restricted acts of distributing and consuming content. Empirical evidence shows that end-users strongly support paying flat-rate fees for the ability to legally download and share content. So what prevents us from introducing such schemes? The group of experts convened debates the future of alternative compensation systems in light of current legal, business and technology trends.

  • prof. Bernt Hugenholtz (Institute for Information Law) (moderator)
  • prof. Neil Netanel (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • prof. Alexander Peukert (University of Frankfurt)
  • dr. Philippe Aigrain (Quadrature du Net)
  • prof. Séverine Dusollier (University of Namur)

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