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Exclusive for FIBEP members


9:00 - 9:05 - Welcome | Christophe Dickes and the host sponsor Newton Media

9:05 - 9:15  - Mapping the copyright issues | Christophe Dickes, Onclusive

9:15 - 9:45 - Update on EU copyright regulations and how technical content providers need to navigate | Hans Christian Nordahl Thomsen, Opoint

9:45 - 10:15 - Netherland´s copyright field: what is new? | Theo Korstanje, ANP

10:15 - 10:30 - Netherland´s copyright field: what is new? | Mark Reisz, Media Info Groep

10:30 - 10:45 Coffee Break

10:45 - 11:30 Meltwaters Australia PTY LTD vs Copyright agency Limited: Learnings and takeaways | Marie Keup, Taylor Wessing

11:30 - 12:45 Workshop - FIBEP and AMEC joint actions. What can we do? What do our members expect? |

Johna Burke, CEO AMEC

Magdalena Horanska, Secretary General, FIBEP and NEWTON Media SEE,

Christophe Dickes, FIBEP VP and Onclusive

Jerry Ward, Copyright Chair AMEC

12:45 - 14:00 Networking Lunch

14:00 - 15:15 EUCJ, Chat GPT and European discussion on media freedom and pluralism: update | Valerie Benabou, European IP teacher

15:15- 15:30 Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:00 Fair use or middle use? Tactics for US copyright negotiations | Bruce Glover, RiskRight Media Advisors

16:00 - 16:30 Global Publishing Trends and the media intelligence industry | James Hewes, FIPP

16:30 - 17:00 Discussion, wrap-up and conclusions

The event is moderated by

Christophe Dickes,

FIBEP VP Copyright and Global Media and Copyright Director at Onclusive

The event is hosted by



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Christophe Dickès is in charge of Media Content and Copyright at a global scale at Onclusive. Heworks with the publishers and the collective management organisations. He has over twenty years ofexperience in the world of media monitoring, press review and media evaluation (Press Index, Kantar).As FIBEP’s VP, he leads the Copyright Commission since 2014 and is recognised in the market as anexpert: he has worked with the European institutions on the issue of the European Directive for FIBEPand AMEC. In 2016, he integrated the European Legal 500 GC power list which recognizes the corporate counsel who are driving the legal business forward and identifies an array of the most influential andinnovative in-house counsel working in the region. In 2019, he was short listed by the European CounselAwards (Lexology) in the intellectual property category. Christophe holds a doctorate in ContemporaryHistory and a master degree in Politics and Media. He is a contributor to several media andpublications.

As FIBEP VP for Copyrights, Christophe, will moderate the event, he will also start the event with his speech Mapping the Copyright issues and will participate in the joint FIBEP and AMEC workshop.

Christophe Dickès
Global Media & Copyright Director, Onclusive

FIBEPVice President

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Marie specialises in trademarks, copyright and design rights law, advertising and media law and patents. Marie has considerable experience in litigation and IP contracting, including licence agreements, R&D agreements and confidentiality agreements.

Marie will be talking about the learnings and takeaways from the legal case Meltwater Australia PTY LTD versus Copyright Agency Limited. The presentation will deal with the court decision and will be followed by a discussion about the impact on future MMO license agreements and how this can be used in other jurisdictions.

Marie Keup
Lawyer, Taylor Wessing, Belgium

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James Hewes started his career in media working at BBC Worldwide, the commercial division of the BBC, the UK state broadcaster. He worked in their publishing business, BBC Magazines, from 2001 to 2012 building a track record of success in marketing, digital and print media, events and international business development. He was the launch Publisher of olive magazine and grew BBC Magazines’ licensing portfolio from 8 to 55 editions including 20 editions of Top Gear Magazine. James was also a key member of the team 1 that sold BBC Magazines to private equity in November 2011 for £120m and was Publishing Director for Top Gear, Good Food, Easy Cook and Lonely Planet Magazine, responsible for the brands across print and mobile applications. He was also a Director of the BBC Haymarket Exhibitions joint venture. As Publishing Director of Dubai-based Gulf News Publishing from 2013 to 2016, he had responsibility for more than 30 product areas and launched new brands across digital, live events and print including the group’s first consumer title in Arabic. He was then Interim CEO of The Art Newspaper from 2016- 2017 whilst also running his own company, Soho Consulting. He was appointed President & CEO of FIPP in September 2017 and has re-positioned the 100-year old media trade association as a business focused on learning, knowledge sharing, skills development and networking.

James will be talking about Global Publishing Trends & the Media Intelligence Industry.

James Hewes
President and CEO, FIPP

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Bruce Glover is Managing Partner at RiskRight Media Advisors, founded in 2022 to provide bespoke consulting services to the information industry, with specific focus on copyright risk management and content cost control. His experience spans the media-monitoring, search, aggregation, research, web portal, financial services and legal industries. Previously Bruce was Managing Director at the Associated Press where he was responsible for all non-consumer media revenue, licensing, and business development. Prior to his 22 year career at the AP, Bruce was a start-up leader at American Lawyer Media, launching a first of its kind interactive service for lawyers, as well as a commercial litigator in private practice. 1 Bruce has learned that only those information businesses fully prepared to navigate through today’s turbulent copyright environment will strike favorable deals and thrive. When not advising clients, Bruce is often aboard the family sloop, Brandywine, navigating the waters of Long Island Sound.

Bruce will give insight on how to optimize leverage and mitigate risk in dealings with US news publishers in his presentation Fair use or middle use? Tactics for US copyright negotiations.

Bruce Glover
Managing Partner,
RiskRight Media Advisors, USA

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Theo is a license manager at press agency ANP in the Netherlands. He is in charge of content sourcing for both editorial staff and ANP Business. This business unit offers various services, including media monitoring, to corporate clients.

Theo started his career at Telegraaf Media Group, now part of Mediahuis, where he held various marketing and business development positions and joined several start-ups. On behalf of this publisher, he realized the first royalty income from media monitoring and was one of the founders of the collective management organization.

Now at ANP, Theo supports media monitoring activities from the licensing perspective. For ANP, it is important to make good licensing agreements, to be compliant and also to ensure that clients operate compliantly.

Theo is a board member of the recently established trade association for media monitoring organisations (BMMO).

He spends his free time with his family, is football coach and has a thing for Spain.

In his speech, Theo will elaborate on the Dutch copyright situation: two organizations now play a central role in issuing licenses to MMOs.

Theo Korstanje
License Manager, ANP

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Johna has more than 30 years of experience in PR, communication, and marketing. Leading the PR and investor relations efforts at a Fortune 500 company provided first-hand experience in the challenges and trials of PR professionals. During her career, Johna has managed regional and national business lines, including responsibility for production, sales, HR, finance, and the overall client experience, which further developed her understanding of P&L and the impact of communication. Her success and expertise give her unique experience and perspective, making her a tireless advocate of tying communication efforts to business results. 1 Johna is a PR News Measurement and ICCO Hall of Fame member, AMEC Fellow, PRCA Fellow, and Diversity Action Alliance (DAA) Supervisory Committee member and serves on the IPR Measurement Commission and recently was awarded the Jack Felton Lifetime Achievement Award from the IPR.

Johna will share AMEC approach towards copyrights in the joint FIBEP and AMEC copyright workshop.

Johna Burke

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Magdalena is a sales and marketing professional with more than 20 years of experience in media monitoring and measurement industry. Currently, she is CEO of NEWTON Media SEE, a group of media monitoring and measurement companies across the Adriatic region and a FIBEP Secretary General. In the past, Magdalena was responsible for managing companies of NEWTON Media Group in Poland and Slovakia. Her experience also includes automatic speech recognition of Slavic languages mainly focused on dictation into computer and TV and radio automatic transcription. She has a university degree in Business administration, marketing and management.  

Magdalena will represent FIBEP in the joint FIBEP and AMEC copyright workshop.

Magdalena Horanska
Secretary General, FIBEP

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As Director of Content Solutions at PressReader, my scope of work entails developing new strategic partnerships that open up new revenue opportunities for our publishing partners in areas they do not specialize in. Especially, the licensing and copyright situation in the global market remains very complex and is an area of improvement, where publishers and business partners can benefit from our expertise and extensive network. Among my favorite facets of my daily work are building and growing global relationships with licensing and media intelligence C-Suite executives and communication professionals, supporting new and existing deals with B2B partners, and developing new strategic revenue opportunities.

Johannes will speak about How can members of the MIBE Ecosystem help MMOs with Copyright issues and how do other Ecosystems deal with Copyright issues.

Johannes Burk
Director Content Solutions, PressReader

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Hans Christian Nordahl Thomsen serves as the Head of Media Management at Opoint and Infomedia Denmark, overseeing various aspects of media operations, including media agreements, publisher relations, copyright law, and media compliance.

With over a decade of experience in media intelligence, he brings extensive expertise to his role. Since 2019, he has also been a board member of the Press Database and Licensing Network.

Hans holds a master's degree in political science from the University of Copenhagen.

Being a leading technical content provider, Opoint is among the businesses that must comply with the EU Copyright Directive.

Hans will provide valuable insights into essential topics related to compliance with the directive and will offer guidance on how to navigate this complex regulatory landscape.

Hans Christian Nordahl Thomsen
Head of Media Management, Opoint

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Valerie Laure Benabou is a law Professor at the University at Paris-Saclay University. She is specialized in copyright and IT, notably on the European law and has written many articles and official reports in this field. She is working with the Vercken & Gaullier law Office as off-Counsel.

Valéria will talk about how to secure the activity of the MMO while the press media industry is influenced by the evolution of the technology (AI such as Chat GPT) and what are the possible law implications (neighboring rights for press publishers, TDM exception...)? What should be the vehicle for a possible legal action?

Valéria Benabou
Professor/ Off Counsel Vercken & Gaullier Law Office

Things to See and Do

Prague Castle

Golden Lane

St. Vitus Cathedral

Charles Bridge

Olt Town Square with Astronomical Clock


Lesser Town

Wenceslaw Square

Jewish Town

Petrin Hill with the Tower

National Theatre

Dancing House

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