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  1. 1. President ARNE KÖNIG General Secretary AIDAN WHITE Co-Directors RENATE SCHROEDER & MARC GRUBER Authors’ Rights in the Digital Age A Fair Deal for Journalists Speakers’ ProfilesMoschos Voitsidis has been working as a Patricia Estevezis is a journalist, researchernewspaper and radio journalist for 32 years and and communications strategist. She is a memberis currently a columnist for the city’s largest daily of the Federal Executive Council of the SpanishAgelioforos. He is a twice-elected member of the Federation of Journalist Unions (FeSP) and theSteering Committee of the European Federation Catalonian Journalist Union (SPC), where she isof Journalists and is on his second term as the in charge of communications strategies andPresident of the Journalists’ Union of Macedonia projects. She worked as a freelance journalist inand Thrace Daily Newspapers. He is also a the past 15 years for the print media,qualified attorney in Greece. He speaks English, specialising technology, health and socialGerman, Serbo-Croatian and Spanish. issues. Having seen the abuse of authors’ rights by media outlets, she soon develops her interest in this field. Mrs. Estévez holds a Master degreeArne König has been working as a journalist for in Gender Studies, and is a PhD candidate inthe print and broadcasting media since mid-70s. International Relations.He has dedicated his professional life reportingon human rights and media issues. König is nowa full-time unionist. He is the Vice-President of Pamela Morinière is the Authors’ Rights,the Swedish Union of Journalists and the Gender and Project officer of the EuropeanPresident of the European Federation of Federation of Journalists. She holds a MasterJournalists, the largest trade federation in degree in Intellectual property law and a diplomaEurope. in journalism. Prior to joining the IFJ she worked in the copyright unit of DG internal market of the European commission and in an ICTRobert Hahn is the head of rights and content consultancy. Pamela has run various campaignsacquisition at Guardian News & Media (GNM) in to support authors’ rights systems for journaliststhe UK. He is also the publisher of the Guardian, across Europe and is also heavily involved in thethe Observer and Guardian.co.uk. He has been IFJ campaign for Ethical journalism.working in the rights management professionalfor 15 years with experience in operational rightsmanagement, content commissioning, Carole Croella is a Counselor of the Worldcontributor relations, editorial compliance and Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO),training. His recent works focus particularly on Copyright Law Division. Before joining WIPO, Msdigital media and mobile platforms; the Croella was an officer at the Copyright Unit ofnegotiation of cross-platform collective the European Commission from 1992 to 2000.agreements, commercial contracts and talent She specialises in copyright and related rights inagreements; and GNMs content and rights the digital environment, management of rightsmanagement systems. and moral rights. She has actively involved in the1 European Federation of Journalists Residence Palace Rue de la Loi 155 1040 Brussels Belgium Tel +32(0)2 2352 202 • Fax +32(0)2 2352 219 website: http://europe.ifj.org/en • Email: efj@ifj.org
  2. 2. President ARNE KÖNIG General Secretary AIDAN WHITE Co-Directors RENATE SCHROEDER & MARC GRUBERaccession negotiations to the EU of Central Olav is an active representative of author andEuropean and Baltic States as well as in the publisher rightholders in related.copyright aspects of the technical assistanceprograms PHARE and TACIS. Before joining theCommission, she worked as a legal advisor in Axel Beelen is a lawyer at the Belgian collectingthe Ministry of Culture in France. She also society for journalists (SAJ - La Société de Droitworked in the International Affairs Department of dauteur des Journalists). Before joining the SAJ,the French broadcasting company, TF1. he worked as a consultant for a publisher and a tax specialist. He holds a Law degree and two master degrees in taxation law and intellectualAntonis Plessas is a freelancer, musician and property rights law.advisor for the Hellenic Society for the Protectionof Intellectual Property (AEPI) in Greece. Havingachieved excellent results at his musical course Mathias Willdal graduated from Stockholmat Berklee College of Music in Boston, United University (LL.M.) in 1994. After graduation heStates, he worked as a freelancer in the started his career as the legal adviser for theproduction of musical projects. He is an expert in Swedish performers’ rights organisation SAMI.the application of new technologies in music He became the legal adviser for the Swedishproduction and education. He actively involves in Reproduction Rights Organisation, Bonusproject related to the new media and the Presskopia, since 1999. Bonus Presskopia is aprotection of intellectual property works in the member of the International Federation ofnew digital environment. Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO). Mathias Willdal has served on several IFRRO’s committees and working groups, such as NewMike Holderness is a freelance writer and Technologies Committee, Legal Issueseditor, specialised in science and technology. He Committee and the European Group.is active in the National Union of Journalists (UKand Ireland), editing the newsletter for freelancejournalists and the associated website Heikki Jokinen has been a freelance journalistwww.londonfreelance.org and serving on several and art critic since 1986. He is the Vice-Chair ofother committees including its Copyright the Finnish Union Council and a member of theCommittee. He is the Chair of the Creators’ Finish copyright society Kopiosto which is aRights Alliance in the UK, as well as the Authors’ member organisation of the InternationalRights Expert Group of the European Federation Federation of Reproduction Rightsof Journalists. Organisations. He was the former chair of the Freelance section of the Finnish Union of Journalists and the Freelance Expert Group ofOlav Stokkmo has been Chief Executive Officer the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ).of the International Federation of Reproduction He is now a member of the EFJ Authors’ RightsRights Organisations (IFRRO) since December Expert Group.2004, a position he also held from 1998-2000.Prior to joining IFRRO, Olav worked for 8 yearsas the Deputy Executive Director of Kopinor, the Nick McGowan-Lowe is a freelance corporateNorwegian reproduction rights organisation, and and editorial photographer based in Scotland.for 4 years as the Director of Operations at the He is a member of the National Union ofNorwegian publishing house, Det Norske Journalists (NUJ) in the UK, and serves on theSamlaget. Currently involved in the European NUJs Freelance Industrial Council,Commission’s i2010 Digital Libraries Initiative, Photographers Committee, Scottish Executive2 European Federation of Journalists Residence Palace Rue de la Loi 155 1040 Brussels Belgium Tel +32(0)2 2352 202 • Fax +32(0)2 2352 219 website: http://europe.ifj.org/en • Email: efj@ifj.org
  3. 3. President ARNE KÖNIG General Secretary AIDAN WHITE Co-Directors RENATE SCHROEDER & MARC GRUBERand Copyright Committee. He is also a director copyright term extension, enforcement ofof discussion and campaigning group Editorial copyright. He is an expert on data protection andPhotographers UK (EPUK). Since 2008 he has privacy issues.been representing the NUJ on the Board of theBritish Photographic Council, where he initiated,organised and produced the 2010 British Yuk Lan Wong is the communications andPhotographic Council Industry Survey. project officer of the European Federation of Journalists. She joined the Federation since August 2009 as a trainee after she obtained herToralf Sandåker Toralf Sandåker is a freelance Joint Honours degree in Social Policy andjournalist, photographer and graphic designer Journalism, Films and Media Studies at Cardiffworking mainly in the field of media and University in the UK. During her studies, shephotographic technology. He is also a board also obtained work experience at the Unitedmember of the freelance section of the Nations Association in Wales, where she wasNorwegian Union of Journalists. His works are the co-ordinator of the Young Professionalpublished in the Norwegian trade magazine Network.Fotografi. He is currently writing a book onphotography. Martine Simonis is the General Secretary of the Belgian Union of Journalists (AGJPB) and theAscay Judit is the Vice-President of the Association of Professional Journalists (AJP) inAssociation of Hungarian Journalists (MÚOSZ) Belgium. Trained as a lawyer, she establishedwhere she is in charge of international affairs. the Belgian Copyright Society for Journalists inShe is also a reserve member of the Steering 1995. In the past years, she had successfullyCommittee of the European Federation of negotiated numerous collective agreements toJournalists. Having studied economics and compensate the violation of journalists’ authors’linguistics, Judit began her career as a journalist rights.in the print media since 1977. Later in hercareer, she worked as a freelancer and editorbefore she joined MÚOSZ. Lone Amtrup is the senior legal adviser of the Danish Union of Journalists where she is in charge of the copyright and related rights issues.Kostas Rossoglou is the legal officer of the She is a member of the board of Copydan CableEuropean Consumers’ Organisation (BEUC) TV as well as the alternate member of the boardbased in Brussels. He is a qualified lawyer in of Copydan Writing. She is also a member ofGreece. He has been working at BEUC’s Legal the Executive Committee of Conciliation ofDepartment since January 2009 and is the Team Copyright and the Secretary of the CopyrightLeader of BEUC’s Digital Team. He specialises Foundation of the Danish Union of Journalists.in intellectual property rights, the digital singlemarket and recent European policies oncopyright exceptions and limitations, privatecopying levies, licensing of content online, This programme is financially sponsored by the European Commission and hosted by the Journalists’ Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers.3 European Federation of Journalists Residence Palace Rue de la Loi 155 1040 Brussels Belgium Tel +32(0)2 2352 202 • Fax +32(0)2 2352 219 website: http://europe.ifj.org/en • Email: efj@ifj.org