Day 2 Update: Global Digital Content Market Ends
GENEVA – WIPO Director General Francis Gurry closed the WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market by striking a note of unity, saying that the two-day meeting had highlighted a common goal among participants.
"Everyone has been extremely clear that we want systems that are efficient and effective and deliver good results for creators and the creative industries. And that is a big unifying factor across the world," said Mr. Gurry. "There is more that unites us in this field than divides us."
See video coverage from Day 2 of the WIPO Conference on the Global Digital Content Market, with participants speaking to WIPO News:
- Faster, simpler, easier: Richard Hooper, Chair, The Copyright Hub Foundation.
- Mobile, plus awesome African content: Uloma Onuma, Head, Legal and Distribution, iROKOtv
- Be ambidextrous publishers: Youngsuk Chi, Chairman, The Elsevier Foundation
- A sustainable boom?: Stan McCoy, President and Managing Director, Motion Picture Association EMEA
- Understandable IP needed: Shaili Chopra, Indian TV anchor
In case you missed it, WIPO News video coverage from Day 1:
- "This is an exciting and fascinating evolution, with fundamental implications for cultural production in the 21st century," says WIPO Director General Francis Gurry in a YouTube video of his opening address.
- Creators are the "canaries in the coal mine" of the digital society and they need help, said Internet pioneer and futurist Jaron Lanier in video highlights from his keynote address, posted on WIPO's YouTube page dedicated to the conference.
- Educate your kids: Tammy Weis, singer and songwriter
- Poised for new heights: Edgar Berger, CEO of Sony Music Entertainment
- Not fair or equitable: Christopher Tin, a Grammy Award-winning musician
- Piracy is not the problem. Imogen Heap, singer and songwriter
- Everyone is copying us: Dima Khatib, Managing Director of AJ+
- High-speed digital content taking off in India: Bobby Bedi, film director
- Quality content in any form, please: Esperanza Silva, actress.
- China, a growth story: Xianghua Yang, Senior Vice President of China’s iQIYI.com online video platform
- Developing countries learning from each other: Oreka Godis, actress
- Domestic demand still crucial: Nikita Mikhalkov, Academy Award-winning Russian actor and film director.
- Curation can be jargon for plagiarism: Ritu Kapur, CEO, Quintillion Media.
- Best, worst of times: Naja Nielsen, Chief Editor of DBC Radio (Denmark)