Moschos Voitsidis has been working as a newspaper and radio journalist for 32
years and is currently a columnist for the city's largest daily Agelioforos.
He is a twice-elected member of the Steering Committee of the European
Federation of Journalists and is on his second term as the President of the
Journalists' Union of Macedonia and Thrace Daily Newspapers. He is also a
qualified attorney in Greece. He speaks English, German, Serbo-Croatian and
Arne König has been working as a journalist for the print and
broadcasting media since mid-70s. He has dedicated his professional life
reporting on human rights and media issues. König is now a full-time unionist.
He is the Vice-President of the Swedish Union of Journalists and the President
of the European Federation of Journalists, the largest trade federation in
Robert Hahn is the head of rights and content acquisition at Guardian
News & Media (GNM) in the UK. He is also the publisher of the Guardian, the
Observer and Guardian.co.uk. He has been working in the rights management
professional for 15 years with experience in operational rights management,
content commissioning, contributor relations, editorial compliance and
training. His recent works focus particularly on digital media and mobile
platforms; the negotiation of cross-platform collective agreements, commercial
contracts and talent agreements; and GNM's content and rights management
Patricia Estevezis is
a journalist, researcher and communications strategist. She is a member of the
Federal Executive Council of the Spanish Federation of Journalist Unions (FeSP)
and the Catalonian Journalist Union (SPC), where she is in charge of
communications strategies and projects. She worked as a freelance journalist in
the past 15 years for the print media, specialising technology, health and
social issues. Having seen the abuse of authors' rights by media outlets, she
soon develops her interest in this field. Mrs. Estévez holds a Master degree in
Gender Studies, and is a PhD candidate in International Relations.
Presentation: Media Concentration
Pamela Morinière is the Authors' Rights, Gender and Project officer of the
European/international Federation of Journalists. She holds Masters' degrees in
Intellectual property law (DEA) and commercial law (L.L.M.) and a diploma in
journalism. Prior to joining the IFJ in 2002 she did an internship in the
copyright unit of DG internal market of the European commission and worked in
an ICT consultancy. Pamela also worked in 2006-2007 for the Media entertainment
and Arts Alliance, the Australian union of journalists, in Sydney. At the IFJ
she has run various campaigns to support the authors' rights system across
Europe and is also heavily involved in the IFJ campaign for Ethical journalism.
d'auteur des journalistes et nouveaux défis européens
Carole Croella is a Counselor of the World Intellectual Property
Organization (WIPO), Copyright Law Division. Before joining WIPO, Ms Croella
was an officer at the Copyright Unit of the European Commission from 1992 to
2000. She specialises in copyright and related rights in the digital
environment, management of rights and moral rights. She has actively involved
in the accession negotiations to the EU of Central European and Baltic States as
well as in the copyright aspects of the technical assistance programs PHARE and
TACIS. Before joining the Commission, she worked as a legal advisor in the
Ministry of Culture in France. She also worked in the International
Affairs Department of the French broadcasting company, TF1.
Can copyright exception benefit Journalists?
Antonis Plessas is a freelancer, musician and advisor for the Hellenic
Society for the Protection of Intellectual Property (AEPI) in Greece. Having
achieved excellent results at his musical course at Berklee College of Music in
Boston, United States, he worked as a freelancer in the production of musical
projects. He is an expert in the application of new technologies in music
production and education. He actively involves in project related to the new
media and the protection of intellectual property works in the new digital
Mike Holderness is a freelance writer and editor, specialised in science and technology. He is
active in the National Union of Journalists (UK and Ireland), editing the
newsletter for freelance journalists and the associated website
www.londonfreelance.org and serving on several other committees including its
Copyright Committee. He is the Chair of the Creators' Rights Alliance in the
UK, as well as the Authors' Rights Expert Group of the European Federation of
Olav Stokkmo has been Chief Executive Officer of the International
Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) since December 2004, a
position he also held from 1998-2000. Prior to joining IFRRO, Olav worked for 8
years as the Deputy Executive Director of Kopinor, the Norwegian reproduction
rights organisation, and for 4 years as the Director of Operations at the
Norwegian publishing house, Det Norske Samlaget. Currently involved in the
European Commission's i2010 Digital Libraries Initiative, Olav is an active
representative of author and publisher rightholders in related.
Presentation: EU Legal Landscape and Collective Rights
Axel Beelen is a lawyer at the Belgian collecting society for
journalists (SAJ - La Société de Droit d'auteur des Journalists). Before
joining the SAJ, 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
intellectual property rights law.
Belgium Collecting Society for Journalists
Mathias Willdal graduated from Stockholm University (LL.M.) in 1994. After
graduation he started his career as the legal adviser for the Swedish
performers' rights organisation SAMI. He became the legal adviser for the
Swedish Reproduction Rights Organisation, Bonus Presskopia, since 1999. Bonus
Presskopia is a member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights
Organisations (IFRRO). Mathias Willdal has served on several IFRRO's committees
and working groups, such as New Technologies Committee, Legal Issues Committee
and the European Group.
Heikki Jokinen has been a freelance journalist and art critic since 1986.
He is the Vice-Chair of the Finnish Union Council and a member of the Finish
copyright society Kopiosto which is a member organisation of the International
Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations. He was the former chair
of the Freelance section of the Finnish Union of Journalists and the Freelance
Expert Group of the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ). He is now a
member of the EFJ Authors' Rights Expert Group.
Nick McGowan-Lowe is a freelance corporate and editorial photographer based
in Scotland. He is a member of the National Union of Journalists (NUJ) in the
UK, and serves on the NUJ's Freelance Industrial Council, Photographers
Committee, Scottish Executive and Copyright Committee. He is also a director of
discussion and campaigning group Editorial Photographers UK (EPUK). Since 2008
he has been representing the NUJ on the Board of the British Photographic
Council, where he initiated, organised and produced the 2010 British
Photographic Council Industry Survey.
Presentation: Reinforcing Photographers' Authors' Rights in
the UK and Ireland
Toralf Sandåker Toralf Sandåker is a freelance journalist, photographer and
graphic designer working mainly in the field of media and photographic
technology. He is also a board member of the freelance section of the Norwegian
Union of Journalists. His works are published in the Norwegian trade magazine Fotografi.
He is currently writing a book on photography.
Presentation: Freelance Calculator
Ascay Judit is the Vice-President of the Association of Hungarian
Journalists (MÚOSZ) where she is in charge of international affairs. She is
also a reserve member of the Steering Committee of the European Federation of
Journalists. Having studied economics and linguistics, Judit began her career
as a journalist in the print media since 1977. Later in her career, she worked
as a freelancer and editor before she joined MÚOSZ.
Kostas Rossoglou is the legal officer of the European Consumers'
Organisation (BEUC) based in Brussels. He is a qualified lawyer in Greece. He
has been working at BEUC's Legal Department since January 2009 and is the Team
Leader of BEUC's Digital Team. He specialises in intellectual property rights,
the digital single market and recent European policies on copyright exceptions
and limitations, private copying levies, licensing of content online, copyright
term extension, enforcement of copyright. He is an expert on data protection
and privacy issues.
Yuk Lan Wong is the communications and project officer of the
European Federation of Journalists. She joined the Federation since August 2009
as a trainee after she obtained her Joint Honours degree in Social Policy and
Journalism, Films and Media Studies at Cardiff University in the UK. During her
studies, she also obtained work experience at the United Nations Association in
Wales, where she was the co-ordinator of the Young Professional Network.
Martine Simonis is the General Secretary of the Belgian Union of
Journalists (AGJPB) and the Association of Professional Journalists (AJP) in
Belgium. Trained as a lawyer, she established the Belgian Copyright Society for
Journalists in 1995. In the past years, she had successfully negotiated
numerous collective agreements to compensate the violation of journalists'
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. She is a
member of the board of Copydan Cable TV as well as the alternate member of the
board of Copydan Writing. She is also a member of the Executive Committee of
Conciliation of Copyright and the Secretary of the Copyright Foundation of the
Licensing System - the Danish Model