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  • Songwriters Guild of America
  • HFA
  • British Copyright Council
  • Centre of the Picture Industry
  • Society of Audiovisual Authors
  • Getty Images
  • European Composer and Songwriter Alliance
  • European Writers’ Council
  • American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
  • Screen Composers Guild of Canada
  • VAGA
  • Musicdish/Mi2N
  • Digital Media Wire, Inc.
  • International Music Council
  • Motion Picture Association of America
  • Artists Rights Society
  • SESAC
  • Songwriters’ Guild of America Foundation
  • Federation of Film and Audiovisuals Composers in Europe
  • Intellectual Property Magazine
  • GESAC
  • Edition Multimedi@
  • Authors Registry
  • Bureau Export de la Musique Française
  • Canadian Music Week
  • National Music Publishers’ Association
  • EUobserver
  • IMPALA
  • Music Confidential
  • Federation of European Publishers
  • Writers Guild of America
  • Copyright Alliance
  • Broadcast Music, Inc.
  • National Music Council of the United States
  • America’s Mechanical Rights Society
  • European Visual Artists
  • The Recording Industry Association of America
  • Songwriters Association of Canada
  • Publishers Licensing Society
  • IFPI
  • International Confederation of Music Publishers
  • Directors Guild of America
speakers 2013
Laurent Petitgirard
Laurent Petitgirard

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

Sean M. O’Connor
Sean M. O’Connor

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

David Carson
David Carson

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

Brett Cottle
Brett Cottle

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

Laurent Hubert
Laurent Hubert

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

Michael Simon
Michael Simon

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

Satoshi Watanabe
Satoshi Watanabe

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

Paul Williams
Paul Williams

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

Keith Harris
Keith Harris

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

Marisa Gandelman
Marisa Gandelman

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

Ana De Hollanda
Ana De Hollanda

Jean-Noël Tronc
Jean-Noël Tronc

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

Achille Forler
Achille Forler

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

Eriq Gardner
Eriq Gardner

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

Susan Cleary
Susan Cleary

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

Yves Nilly
Yves Nilly

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

Nicholas Motsatse
Nicholas Motsatse

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

John Simson
John Simson

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

Don Quarles
Don Quarles

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

Roberto Cantoral Zucchi
Roberto Cantoral Zucchi

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

Eugene H. Mopsik
Eugene H. Mopsik

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

Sandra Aistars
Sandra Aistars

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

David Israelite
David Israelite

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

Susana Baca
Susana Baca

FORMACIÓN ACADÉMICA Licenciatura en Educación, ...

Janine Lorente
Janine Lorente

Janine Lorente was appointed Director of International ...

John Lapham
John Lapham

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

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

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

Kim Ravers
Kim Ravers

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

Rupert Hine
Rupert Hine

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

Bob Schieffer
Bob Schieffer

Nathan Maharaj
Nathan Maharaj

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

Marjorie David
Marjorie David

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

Jorge Mejia
Jorge Mejia

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

Klaus Thymann
Klaus Thymann

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

Bruce A. Lehman
Bruce A. Lehman

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

Shelley Lee
Shelley Lee

Jeremy Greenfield
Jeremy Greenfield

Jeremy Greenfield is editorial director of Digital Book ...

Kenth Muldin
Kenth Muldin

Kenth Muldin joined STIM (Swedish Performing Rights ...

Michael Huppe
Michael Huppe

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

Alan Balchin
Alan Balchin

Stacie Passon
Stacie Passon

  Stacie Passon is an American film director and ...

Tania Spriggens
Tania Spriggens

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

Matt Mason
Matt Mason

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

Trisha Ziff
Trisha Ziff

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

Catharine Saxberg
Catharine Saxberg

Simon Darlow
Simon Darlow

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

Horacio Maldonado
Horacio Maldonado

Eric Hilton
Eric Hilton

Kun Gao
Kun Gao

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

Werner Stauffacher
Werner Stauffacher

Axel Dauchez
Axel Dauchez

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

Bruce Livingstone
Bruce Livingstone

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

Sharon Boyse
Sharon Boyse

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

Paul Aiken
Paul Aiken

Stephen Navin
Stephen Navin

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

Rick Carnes
Rick Carnes

Jay Rosenthal
Jay Rosenthal

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

Scott Turow
Scott Turow

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

Jerrold Nadler
Jerrold Nadler

Jacques Fansten
Jacques Fansten

Helienne Lindvall
Helienne Lindvall

Helienne Lindvall is an award winning professional ...

Gigi B. Sohn
Gigi B. Sohn

Eddie Schwartz
Eddie Schwartz

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

Ralph Simon
Ralph Simon

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

Ted Cohen
Ted Cohen

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

Sami Valkonen
Sami Valkonen

Currently at Google Sami heads the international music ...

Javed Akhtar
Javed Akhtar

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

Ryan McGinness
Ryan McGinness

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

Angélique Kidjo
Angélique Kidjo

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

Casey Rae
Casey Rae

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

Kirit Joshi
Kirit Joshi

Simon Raymonde
Simon Raymonde

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

Josephine Jagielo
Josephine Jagielo

Josephine Jagielo is the Vice President of International ...

Jeff Sedlick
Jeff Sedlick

Ursula Mackenzie
Ursula Mackenzie

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

Olivier Hinnewinkel
Olivier Hinnewinkel

Olivier Hinnewinkel is Director General of the ...

Tracey Armstrong
Tracey Armstrong

Tracey Armstrong is the President and Chief Executive ...

Jeremy Fabinyi
Jeremy Fabinyi

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

Alejandro Guarello
Alejandro Guarello

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

John Morton
John Morton

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

Mark Mulligan
Mark Mulligan

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

Susan Butler
Susan Butler

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

Regis Flad
Regis Flad

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

Tom Frederikse
Tom Frederikse

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

Amanda Harcourt
Amanda Harcourt

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

Richard Hooper
Richard Hooper

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

Eric Baptiste
Eric Baptiste

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

Michael Battiston
Michael Battiston

Michael is responsible for maintaining ASCAP’s ...

Duncan Crabtree-Ireland
Duncan Crabtree-Ireland

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

Niels Mosumgaard
Niels Mosumgaard

Victoria Espinel
Victoria Espinel

Michael Whalen
Michael Whalen

Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo
Dr. Carlos Guillermo Ocampo

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

Penny Grubb
Penny Grubb

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

Harald Heker
Harald Heker

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

Tero Ojanperä
Tero Ojanperä

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

John LoFrumento
John LoFrumento

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

Richard Conlon
Richard Conlon

Richard Conlon is Senior Vice President of Corporate ...

Karyn Temple Claggett
Karyn Temple Claggett

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

Theodore Feder
Theodore Feder

Chantal Restivo-Alessi
Chantal Restivo-Alessi

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

Albert Pastore
Albert Pastore

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

Robert Levine
Robert Levine

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

Richard Dale Kelly
Richard Dale Kelly

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

Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen
Karsten Dyrhberg Nielsen

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

Jean-François Bert
Jean-François Bert

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

Ralph Peer
Ralph Peer

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

Lorenzo Ferrero
Lorenzo Ferrero

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

Peter Cheung
Peter Cheung

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

Nanea Reeves
Nanea Reeves

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

Sarah Jacquier
Sarah Jacquier

Pat Collins
Pat Collins

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

David Alexander
David Alexander

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

Dominic McGonigal
Dominic McGonigal

Dominic McGonigal is a talented and successful creative ...

Chris Ruen
Chris Ruen

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

Robert Ashcroft
Robert Ashcroft

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

Wally Badarou
Wally Badarou

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

Bob Goodlatte
Bob Goodlatte

Bob Goodlatte represents the Sixth Congressional District ...

Stanford McCoy
Stanford McCoy

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

Christophe Depreter
Christophe Depreter

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

Edmund Lam
Edmund Lam

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

Christopher Harrison
Christopher Harrison

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

Andrew Jenkins
Andrew Jenkins

Andrew Jenkins is Executive Vice President International ...

Eleonora Rosati
Eleonora Rosati

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

Jill Lesser
Jill Lesser

Jean-Michel Jarre
Jean-Michel Jarre

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

Robert Panzer
Robert Panzer

Jason Merkoski
Jason Merkoski

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

Maria A. Pallante
Maria A. Pallante

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

Luciano Marchione
Luciano Marchione

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

Anna G. Eshoo
Anna G. Eshoo

Like the Silicon Valley region she represents, ...

Zahavah Levine
Zahavah Levine

A digital music veteran, Zahavah currently manages ...

Lee Knife
Lee Knife

Vincent Misiano
Vincent Misiano

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

David Torstensson
David Torstensson

Dr Torstensson focuses on policy and economic analysis ...

Mitch Glazier
Mitch Glazier

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

Scot Morris
Scot Morris

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

Janet Anderson
Janet Anderson

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

Hervé Di Rosa
Hervé Di Rosa

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

FX Nuttall
FX Nuttall

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

Andrew Keen
Andrew Keen

Andrew Keen is an Internet entrepreneur who founded ...

Chris Castle
Chris Castle

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

Michael Grecco
Michael Grecco

Creating distinctive images that are evocative, ...


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.