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  • European Visual Artists
  • IMPALA
  • Getty Images
  • Songwriters Guild of America
  • The Recording Industry Association of America
  • Federation of Film and Audiovisuals Composers in Europe
  • Artists Rights Society
  • Centre of the Picture Industry
  • SESAC
  • National Music Publishers’ Association
  • Digital Media Wire, Inc.
  • Songwriters Association of Canada
  • British Copyright Council
  • Publishers Licensing Society
  • International Confederation of Music Publishers
  • Society of Audiovisual Authors
  • Writers Guild of America
  • Directors Guild of America
  • European Composer and Songwriter Alliance
  • Federation of European Publishers
  • Musicdish/Mi2N
  • Bureau Export de la Musique Française
  • Motion Picture Association of America
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  • VAGA
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speakers 2013
Kun Gao
Kun Gao

Kun has helped drive Crunchyroll from idea to a profitable ...

Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-Michel Jarre

Jean Michel Jarre first came to international fame with his ...

Scot Morris
Scot Morris

Scot Morris is Director of International at APRA|AMCOS, the ...

Paul Aiken
Paul Aiken

Jean-François Bert
Jean-François Bert

Jean-François is the founder and CEO of Transparency, a ...

Chris Castle
Chris Castle

Chris Castle is Managing Partner of Christian L. Castle, ...

Jacques Fansten
Jacques Fansten

Eriq Gardner
Eriq Gardner

Eriq Gardner is Senior Editor at The Hollywood Reporter ...

Catharine Saxberg
Catharine Saxberg

Luciano Marchione
Luciano Marchione

Luciano studied law at the University of Buenos Aires ...

Eric Baptiste
Eric Baptiste

As the head of the Society of Composers, Authors & ...

Nanea Reeves
Nanea Reeves

Recognized by Digital Media Wire as one of the “25 ...

Trisha Ziff
Trisha Ziff

Trisha Ziff (Mexico City) is a filmmaker and photography ...

Eugene H. Mopsik
Eugene H. Mopsik

Eugene Mopsik has a long and distinguished record with the ...

Keith Harris
Keith Harris

Keith Harris began work in the record industry in 1974.  ...

Scott Turow
Scott Turow

Scott Turow is a writer and attorney.  He is the author of ...

Shelley Lee
Shelley Lee

David Torstensson
David Torstensson

Dr Torstensson focuses on policy and economic analysis ...

Achille Forler
Achille Forler

Achille Forler has over three decades of experience in both ...

Jeremy Greenfield
Jeremy Greenfield

Jeremy Greenfield is editorial director of Digital Book ...

Nathan Maharaj
Nathan Maharaj

As Kobo’s director of merchandising, Nathan oversees an ...

Rick Carnes
Rick Carnes

Mark Mulligan
Mark Mulligan

Mark Mulligan is a media and technology analyst, and a ...

FX Nuttall
FX Nuttall

FX Nuttall is an expert in the field of Digital Copyright. ...

Michael Whalen
Michael Whalen

Bruce Livingstone
Bruce Livingstone

Stocksy, a digital licensing co-op launched March 25, 2013, ...

Susana Baca
Susana Baca

FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Licenciatura en Educación, ...

Michael Huppe
Michael Huppe

Michael Huppe is president of SoundExchange, the nonprofit ...

Jill Lesser
Jill Lesser

Don Quarles
Don Quarles

Don Quarles is the owner of Melodyman Productions, a music ...

Mary-Anne Ferry-Fall
Mary-Anne Ferry-Fall

Marie-Anne Ferry-Fall is General Manager of ADAGP, the ...

John Lapham
John Lapham

John serves as the Senior Vice President, General Counsel ...

Klaus Thymann
Klaus Thymann

Klaus Thymann is an award-winning photographer and ...

Richard Dale Kelly
Richard Dale Kelly

Richard Dale Kelly is a Pittsburgh-based photographer and ...

Rupert Hine
Rupert Hine

Rupert’s career spans more than 30 years and 120 albums. ...

Sandra Aistars
Sandra Aistars

Sandra Aistars is the Executive Director of the Copyright ...

Jean-Noël Tronc
Jean-Noël Tronc

Jean-Noël Tronc worked for the European Parliament, ...

Casey Rae
Casey Rae

Casey Rae is the Deputy Director for Future of Music ...

John Morton
John Morton

John Morton was unanimously confirmed as the Director of ...

Satoshi Watanabe
Satoshi Watanabe

Mr. Satoshi Watanabe is Deputy General Manager of the ...

Christopher Harrison
Christopher Harrison

Chris is Assistant General Counsel for Pandora Media, Inc. ...

David Carson
David Carson

David Carson joined IFPI as Executive Vice President, ...

David Alexander
David Alexander

David Alexander is the Founder, Owner and Managing Director ...

Stephen Navin
Stephen Navin

Stephen has had a multi-layered career spanning 30 and more ...

Paul Williams
Paul Williams

Paul Williams is one of the most beloved and respected ...

Edmund Lam
Edmund Lam

Edmund Lam, engineer by training, is the CEO and Director ...

Jeremy Fabinyi
Jeremy Fabinyi

Jeremy Fabinyi is the General Manager of the Australasian ...

Jorge Mejia
Jorge Mejia

Jorge Mejia is Executive Vice President, Sony/ATV Music ...

Kim Ravers
Kim Ravers

Kim Ravers is a visual writer: she writes in images. She ...

Bruce A. Lehman
Bruce A. Lehman

Bruce A. Lehman is an attorney with nearly 40 years of ...

Sarah Jacquier
Sarah Jacquier

John LoFrumento
John LoFrumento

John A. LoFrumento is Chief Executive Officer of the ...

Jason Merkoski
Jason Merkoski

Jason Merkoski was a development manager, product manager, ...

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland is chief administrative officer and ...

Alejandro Guarello
Alejandro Guarello

Born in Viña del Mar (Chile) in 1951, Alejandro ...

Tero Ojanperä
Tero Ojanperä

Tero has a strong and versatile 20+ year long experience in ...

Simon Darlow
Simon Darlow

Simon Darlow was head chorister of Chichester Cathedral and ...

Richard Conlon
Richard Conlon

Richard Conlon is Senior Vice President of Corporate ...

Gigi B. Sohn
Gigi B. Sohn

Vincent Misiano
Vincent Misiano

Vincent Misiano is a dedicated New Yorker and a director of ...

Simon Raymonde
Simon Raymonde

Simon Raymonde owns and runs the indie label Bella Union. ...

Andrew Keen
Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded ...

Anna G. Eshoo
Anna G. Eshoo

Like the Silicon Valley region she represents, ...

Penny Grubb
Penny Grubb

Penny Grubb has been Chair of the Authors' Licensing and ...

Brett Cottle
Brett Cottle

Brett Cottle (AM) is the Chief Executive of APRA|AMCOS, a ...

Angélique Kidjo
Angélique Kidjo

Grammy winner Angélique Kidjo is one of the greatest ...

Marisa Gandelman
Marisa Gandelman

Born in a musical family, Marisa Gandelman studied music ...

Ana De Hollanda
Ana De Hollanda

Robert Ashcroft
Robert Ashcroft

Robert Ashcroft is Chief Executive of PRS for Music, the ...

Jeff Sedlick
Jeff Sedlick

Theodore Feder
Theodore Feder

Zahavah Levine
Zahavah Levine

A digital music veteran, Zahavah currently manages ...

Eric Hilton
Eric Hilton

Josephine Jagielo
Josephine Jagielo

Josephine Jagielo is the Vice President of International ...

Yves Nilly
Yves Nilly

Yves Nilly, French author and scriptwriter, wrote for ...

Michael Battiston
Michael Battiston

Michael is responsible for maintaining ASCAP’s ...

Alan Balchin
Alan Balchin

Robert Panzer
Robert Panzer

Jay Rosenthal
Jay Rosenthal

Jay Rosenthal is Senior Vice-President and General Counsel ...

Eleonora Rosati
Eleonora Rosati

Dr Eleonora Rosati is an Avvocato (Italian-qualified ...

Peter Cheung
Peter Cheung

Peter Cheung is the Director of the Intellectual Property ...

Robert Levine
Robert Levine

Robert Levine is the author of Free Ride: How Digital ...

Roberto Cantoral Zucchi
Roberto Cantoral Zucchi

He was born in México, City, he has a B.S. in Political ...

Mitch Glazier
Mitch Glazier

Mitch Glazier is Senior Executive Vice President, Recording ...

Pat Collins
Pat Collins

Pat Collins is President and Chief Operating Officer of ...

Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen
Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen

Karsten Dyhrberg Nielsen joined NCB in January 2008 as CEO ...

Ryan McGinness
Ryan McGinness

Ryan McGinness is an American artist, living and working in ...

Susan Cleary
Susan Cleary

Susan Cleary has served as IFTA’s Vice President and ...

Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo
Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on March 29, ...

Chantal Restivo-Alessi
Chantal Restivo-Alessi

Chantal Restivo-Alessi is the Chief Digital Officer for ...

Sharon Boyse
Sharon Boyse

Sharon’s career in the music industry spans 20+ years, ...

Lorenzo Ferrero
Lorenzo Ferrero

Lorenzo Ferrero was born in Torino, Italy, in 1951. He ...

Michael Simon
Michael Simon

Michael S. Simon is the President and CEO of the Harry Fox ...

Sami Valkonen
Sami Valkonen

Currently at Google Sami heads the international music ...

Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer

Ursula Mackenzie
Ursula Mackenzie

Ursula Mackenzie was educated at Malvern Girls' College and ...

Werner Stauffacher
Werner Stauffacher

Olivier Hinnewinkel
Olivier Hinnewinkel

Olivier Hinnewinkel is Director General of the ...

Chris Ruen
Chris Ruen

Chris Ruen is an author whose essays and criticism have ...

Tracey Armstrong
Tracey Armstrong

Tracey Armstrong is the President and Chief Executive ...

Niels Mosumgaard
Niels Mosumgaard

Lee Knife
Lee Knife

Kirit Joshi
Kirit Joshi

David Israelite
David Israelite

David Mark Israelite is the President and Chief Executive ...

Tom Frederikse
Tom Frederikse

Tom specialises in Digital Media and technology-related ...

Harald Heker
Harald Heker

Since 2006 Harald Heker is Member of the Executive Board of ...

Stanford McCoy
Stanford McCoy

Stan McCoy is Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for ...

Hervé Di Rosa
Hervé Di Rosa

The French visual artist and painter Hervé Di Rosa strives ...

Richard Hooper
Richard Hooper

Richard Hooper has devoted his career to the converging ...

Ralph Peer
Ralph Peer

Ralph Peer, II, Chairman and CEO of peermusic, oversees a ...

Kenth Muldin
Kenth Muldin

Kenth Muldin joined STIM (Swedish Performing Rights ...

Susan Butler
Susan Butler

Susan Butler is an entrepreneur, professional journalist, ...

Laurent Hubert
Laurent Hubert

A native of France, Laurent Hubert, BMG Rights ...

John Simson
John Simson

John L. Simson is the Executive in Residence and Program ...

Axel Dauchez
Axel Dauchez

After training at the Polytechnic and then at Procter & ...

Marjorie David
Marjorie David

Marjorie David was born in Baltimore, MD and graduated with ...

Janet Anderson
Janet Anderson

Janet was MP for Rossendale and Darwen (1992-2010).  From ...

Nicholas Motsatse
Nicholas Motsatse

Nicholas Motsatse is the Chief Executive Officer of the ...

Karyn Temple Claggett
Karyn Temple Claggett

Ms. Temple Claggett is Associate Register of Copyrights and ...

Matt Mason
Matt Mason

Matt Mason currently serves as Vice President of Marketing ...

Janine Lorente
Janine Lorente

Janine Lorente was appointed Director of International ...

Maria A. Pallante
Maria A. Pallante

Maria A. Pallante is the 12th Register of Copyrights of the ...

Eddie Schwartz
Eddie Schwartz

Eddie Schwartz is best known for writing such classic hit ...

Bob Goodlatte
Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte represents the Sixth Congressional District ...

Dominic McGonigal
Dominic McGonigal

Dominic McGonigal is a talented and successful creative ...

Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar

Javed Akhtar is a respected Urdu scriptwriter, poet, and ...

Regis Flad
Regis Flad

Régis FLAD is the General Manager of ISAN International ...

Christophe Depreter
Christophe Depreter

Trained as a lawyer, Christophe Depreter has been active in ...

Laurent Petitgirard
Laurent Petitgirard

Born in 1950, Laurent Petitgirard studied the piano with ...

Horacio Maldonado
Horacio Maldonado

Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon

CEO/Founder: Mobilium Global - UK/LA/Mumbai Chairman ...

Jerrold Nadler
Jerrold Nadler

Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins is Executive Vice President International ...

Victoria Espinel
Victoria Espinel

Sean M. O’Connor
Sean M. O’Connor

Sean O’Connor is Professor of Law and Faculty Director of ...

Helienne Lindvall
Helienne Lindvall

Helienne Lindvall is an award winning professional ...

Michael Grecco
Michael Grecco

Creating distinctive images that are evocative, ...

Amanda Harcourt
Amanda Harcourt

Amanda Harcourt is a UK-based IP consultant. In the 1990s ...

Stacie Passon
Stacie Passon

  Stacie Passon is an American film director and ...

Ted Cohen
Ted Cohen

Ted Cohen stands at the crossroads of the music, ...

Albert Pastore
Albert Pastore

Albert Pastore works at Nokia with a focus on copyright and ...

Tania Spriggens
Tania Spriggens

Tania trained as a journalist in New Zealand and worked in ...

Wally Badarou
Wally Badarou

Longtime associate of british band Level 42, Wally Badarou ...


CISAC

CISAC

CISAC, Serving Authors Worldwide

The World Creators Summit is an event created and organized since 2007 by CISAC, the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers.
Chaired by Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees, until his death on the 20th of May 2012, and French visual artist and painter Hervé Di Rosa (Interim President), CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) aims at increasing both the recognition and protection of creators’ rights worldwide. In a global and digital world, CISAC’s main missions are to reinforce the international network of copyright societies, to be the spokesperson of creators and their societies in all international debates and to reassert authors’ inalienable right to live by their creative work.

CISAC 231 members are authors’ societies that hail from 121 countries. Through them, we represent about 3 million creators and publishers of artistic works in all genres including music, drama, literature, audiovisual and the visual arts.
Royalties collected by CISAC’s members in 2011 reached € 7.6 billion (up 1% from 2010)..

Established in 1926, CISAC is an international NGO with head office located in France, and regional offices in Chile, Hungary, Singapore and South Africa. As an international organisation, CISAC’s fundamental role is to facilitate the operation of its member societies with a view to enabling them to seamlessly represent authors across the globe and, in particular, assist them in ensuring that royalties flow to authors for the use of their works anywhere in the world.

CISAC deals primarily with legal, business and technical questions related to royalty flow, digital exchange of information on works, creativity and cultural diversity, the status and rights of creators.
CISAC has a broad audience: the creative and entertainment industries; the “commercial users” of works protected by copyright such as radio and TV broadcasters, cable operators, telecom operators, ISPs, etc.); policy-makers and Government officials (in particular the European Parliament and the European Commission); IT developers and providers; software industry and the manufacturers of recording devices and blank media; Intellectual Property and copyright lawyers, teachers and legal experts; authors’ societies and creators.