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Achieving a fully integrated single market in Europe for intellectual property is key to fostering creativity and supporting rights owners, while at the same time helping to drive growth and jobs. On the 16th October, Forum Europe and IFRRO organised a roundtable debate titled Sharing Knowledge and Access to Intellectual Property in the Internet Age.

Speakers include

Kerstin Jorna

Kerstin Jorna

Director - Intellectual Property Unit

European Commission

Olav Stokkmo

Olav Stokkmo



Christian Engstrom

Christian Engstrom


European Parliament

Helge Skaara

Helge Skaara

Deputy Secretary General


Kevin Fitzgerald

Kevin Fitzgerald

Chief Executive

Copyright Licensing Agency

The discussion report can be downloaded here. 


Taking place against the backdrop of a very busy period for policymakers and stakeholders in the IP field, this discussion-based event explored the current state of play with regards copyright and IP online in Europe, and also considered international dimensions and governance. This debate took place in the context of single market month and was moderated by Kevin Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of the Copyright Licensing Agency in the UK.


If you would like to discuss the event, please contact Kimberley Warner on +44 (0) 2920 783 026 or email



Wednesday 16 October, 2013
09.00 to 13.30




EFTA Building

Rue Joseph II 12-16
B-1000 Brussels

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Post Debate Report



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