“Is copyright in the EU fit for the 21st century?” Conference-debate at CEIPI between Mr. Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission, and Prof. Christophe Geiger, Director General of CEIPI


On Tuesday, 24th November 2015, the CEIPI had the honour to welcome the Vice-President of the European Commission in charge of the Digital Single Market, Mr. Andrus Ansip, for a conference-debate on the topic of the future copyright reform in the EU: “Is copyright in the EU fit for the 21st century?”.

Mr. Ansip, former Prime Minister of Estonia, was appointed Vice-President of the European Commission in 2014, where he is in charge of the digital market portfolio. The modernisation of Europe’s copyright rules is an essential step towards completing the European digital single market. The European Commission has vowed to table its proposals for a “copyright regime fit for the digital age” in 2015. The debate was animated by Mr. Christophe Geiger, Professor at the University of Strasbourg and Director General of CEIPI.

On this occasion, the President of the University of Strasbourg, Mr. Alain Beretz pronounced the opening remarks.

Link to the Video recording of the conference: utv.unistra.fr/video.php

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