Sophie Goossens, counsel at Reed Smith will be hosting a panel session on the EU Copyright Directive session at the SXSW Conference 2019 alongside Gee Davy (Association of Independent Music) and Christine Nitsch (SoundCloud).

Speakers: Sophie Goossens

Event Type: Seminar

Location Name:
Austin Convention Center, 500 E Cesar Chavez, Austin TX 78701
Start Date/Time:
15 March 2019, 5:00 PM CDT
End Date/Time:
15 March 2019, 6:00 PM CDT

After years of lobbying, the EU directive on Copyright is about to be adopted. At its heart, one controversial article aims at reshaping rules governing the liability of platforms: article 13. Art. 13 was lobbied for to address the ‘value gap’: the perception that platforms derive unreasonable value from enabling their users to make available copyrighted works, without prior permission, but it has now emerged as much more.

This session will focus on how article 13 is about to change the music industry.