The protection of copyright in the age of electronic distribution of standards

Geneva, 30-31 October 2003


30 October 2003

09:15 Registration

09:45 Opening address
Mr. Alan Bryden, ISO Secretary-General

10:00 Session one: What is the legal background for protecting standards? What are the risks in regard to the legitimity of copyright on standards?

Keynote address:

Mr. Jorgen Blomqvist, Director, Copyright Law Division, WIPO: The existing and evolving legal framework protecting copyright on digital contents:

Ms. Maureen Brodoff, General Counsel, National Fire Protection Association, NFPA,

M. Christophe Lelart, Legal Manager, Association française de normalisation, AFNOR

11:00 Coffee break

11:20 Mr. Masamichi Niiya, IPR activities in ITU-T, from the International Telecommunication Union, ITU

Discussion panel

12:30 Lunch break

14:00 Session two: What are the new risks associated with the electronic distribution of documents: impact on copyright, impact on revenue? What has electronic distribution changed in regard to the protection of copyright?

M. Alan Maislisch, Manager, IT Strategy and Operations, International Electrotechnical Commission, IEC

Mr. John Pace, Vice President, Publications and Marketing, ASTM International

Mr. Peter Maas, Manager Publishing, Nederlands Normalisatie-instituut, NEN

Mr. Peregrine Rowse, Director, ILI

15:30 Coffee break

15:50 Mr. Carlo Scollo-Lavizzari, Legal Counsel, International Publishers Association, IPA

Mr. Ted Shapiro, Vice President and General Counsel - Europe, Motion Picture Association of America, MPAA

Discussion panel

31 October 2003

9:30 Session three: Digital Rights Management (DRM): how to protect copyrighted digital content. What are the available technical solutions? What are we prepared to implement and what is the customer prepared to accept?

Mr. Rick Sterling, IT Director, National Fire Protection Association, NFPA,

Mr. Bob Hager, Director of Publishing, American National Standards Institute, ANSI

Mr. Chris Barlas, Overview of DRM solutions and trends

10:30 Coffee break

Mr. Anthony Belpaire, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Info2clear

Dr. Leonardo Chiariglione, Convener JTC 1/SC29/WG 11 (MPEG)

Discussion panel

12:30 Lunch break

14:00 Session four: How to communicate to the outside world that standards are copyrighted.

One representative of the Business Software Alliance, BSA

A representative from the music or other media industries

Five/six representatives of national standards bodies (NSB) giving a short presentation on their policy:

Discussion panel

15:45 Coffee break

16:10 Wrap-up session

Summary of each session presented by the rapporteurs: issues and proposed action plan

Discussion panel and follow-up

17:30 Closure of the workshop