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Exclusive for FIBEP members





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8:30 - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:30 Update on Copyright commission and Mapping the copyright issues | Christophe Dickès, Onclusive and FIBEP VP


9:30 - 10:15 Exclusive Deals: What can we do, what can’t we do? | Pierre Fréaud, Magenta law firm


10:15 - 10:45 Slovenia: The Rollercoaster Ride to Copyright | Borut Zajc, Attorney at Law


10:45 – 11:05  Networking Break


11:05 - 11:35 Italy:  A Rapidly Changing Environment | Giuseppe Marsala, L'Ecco della Stampa


11:35 - 12:20 AI and us: What are the options? | Florence Gaullier, Vercken & Gaullier law firm


12:20 – 12:50 The Netherlands: Why creating a national media monitoring federation is important | Thierry Thijssen, Coosto and Theo Korstanje, ANP


12:50 – 14:00 Networking Lunch


14:00 – 14:30 FIBEP, AMEC & PDLN: How do we work? | Sarah Hamou, pressrelations


14:30 – 15:00 Negotiating direct licenses in the context of media monopolies | Marie Keup, Taylor Wessing law firm


15:00 – 15:30 Empowering Trust & Transparency: Leveraging Blockchain Technology for Publisher - Media Monitoring Company Relations | Omar Signori, Infojuice


15:30 - 15:50 Networking Break


15:50 – 16:15 A Technical Approach to Bring Transparency to Broadcast Content Licensing | Thomas Netousek, eMM


16:15 – 17:00 Result of the copyright survey, free discussion and conclusion | Christophe Dickès, Onclusive and FIBEP VP, Sarah Hamou, pressrelations

The event is moderated by

Christophe Dickes,

FIBEP VP Copyright and Global Media and Copyright Director at Onclusive

The event is hosted by



Venue and accommodations tips


2024 FIBEP Copyright Talks will take place in the meeting area of



The Best Western Premier Hotel Slon - Elephant is a modern 4* hotel with conference facilities situated in the very heart of Ljubljana city centre. It is an institution in hospitality; celebrating 470 years of tradition, offering luxurious accommodation and conferencing facilities combined with excellent cuisine at an elite location.

Popular points of interest near Best Western Premier Hotel Slon include Ljubljana Train Station, Ljubljana Castle and Ljubljana City Theatre - MGL. The nearest airport is Ljubljana Jože Pučnik, 20 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Address: Slovenska cesta 34, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Christophe Dickès is in charge of Media Content and Copyright at a global scale at Onclusive. He works with the publishers and the collective management organizations. He has over twenty years of experience 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 recognized in the market as an expert: he has worked with the European institutions on the issue of the European Directive for FIBEP and 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 and innovative in-house counsel working in the region. In 2019, he was short listed by the European Counsel Awards (Lexology) in the intellectual property category. Christophe holds a doctorate in Contemporary History and a master degree in Politics and Media. He is a contributor to several media and publications.

Christophe Dickès

Global Media & Copyright Director, Onclusive

ice President


Sarah Hamou is responsible for media law, licensing and compliance issues and has been working with pressrelations for three years.

She is legal counselor specializied in international and European law. Her professional path spanned across several countries includes legal practice as well as academic positions. This aligns with her role in media law, a field that often crosses international boundaries due to the nature of media distribution and copyright issues. For the last seven years, she has dedicated herself to media law, copyright and compliance. With pressrelations, she is actively involved in the FIBEP.

Her work extends beyond the legal realm to address contemporary challenges such as disinformation and media literacy in the modern digital age, reflecting her deep engagement with the evolving dynamics of the media industry.

Sarah's educational background includes two Master's degrees in French and German law, with a focus on international and European law.

Sarah Hamou

Legal Counsel, pressrelations


Florence Gaullier

Vercken & Gaullier

Florence Gaullier, partner at Vercken & Gaullier Law Firm since April 2009, is specialised in copyright in all traditional sectors (Press and book publishing, Radio, TV, Music, etc.) but also in the digital sector and in IT law (e-commerce, data protection, etc.) at French and European level. She has a very specific knowledge in the collective management of rights and in the media monitoring sector. She is also in particular in charge of data protection compliance audits and assists clients during audits of the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL). She advises and assists several clients in their lobbying actions in France and in the EU, especially AMEC and FIBEP, in all these fields. Her Firm is ranked in the most recognised international law firms rankings for more than ten years (Legal 500, Chambers and Partners, Managing IP, Media Law International, etc.). In 2017, the Firm won the award of “French Copyright Firm of the Year” by Managing IP.


Marie is a counsel in the Intellectual Property practice group of Taylor WessingBenelux and heads the Trademarks, Copyrights and Designs practice in Brussels. Marie has considerable experience in drafting IP and IT contracts, including licence agreements, R&D agreements and confidentiality agreements. Furthermore, Marie is a known litigator and has represented clients in multiple (cross-border) legal proceedings at the Belgian court.

Marie Keup

Lawyer, Taylor Wessing

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Pierre Fréaud

Lawyer, Magenta Law Firm

Pierre Fréaud, associate at Magenta Law Firm, specializes in competition law, particularly in the fields of intellectual property and copyright law at a French and EU level. Magenta Law Firm has assisted FIBEP and its members in several cases concerning exclusive agreements imposed by right holders and content publishers.


In his presentation, Pierre will outline the challenges faced by media monitoring organizations in the context of the resurgence of exclusive deals and the levers that competition law offers (and also prohibits) to challenge such deals.

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Borut Zajc is a attorney at law who works in the areas of management and reorganization of companies, M&A, contractual commercial law and intellectual property.

He has more than 20 years of experience in the legal profession. He is the co-author of six professional books and the author of more than a hundred professional articles.

Borut Zajc

Attorney at Law

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As Head of Sales - I’m responsible for planning, developing and implementing commercial strategies based on company objectives reporting directly to the board of directors. I’ve been working in the media monitoring field and at L’ Eco della Stampa since 2003 and my extensive experience in project management, negotiation, market research combined with my ability to eloquently convey complex ideas and excellent instinct for business opportunities, contributed to increase in company , sensitively, annual revenues.
I’m people-person skilled at impressing clients, satisfying customers, developing of new strategies and keeping large multi-dimensional teams working together in the most efficient ways possible.
For the last 4 years I also managed, in cooperation with the board of directors, copyright negotiations with the Major Italian Publishers. In my free time I’m piano jazz player, passionate for the nature, especially when it comes to skiing in the winter and scuba diving in the summer.

 My motto is: “Per Aspera ad Astra”  (Through hardship we reach the stars) 😊

Giuseppe Marsala

Head of Sales at L'Eco della Stampa S.p.A.

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Theo is license manager at press agency ANP in the Netherlands. There, 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. For this publisher, he realised the first royalty income from media monitoring and was one of the founders of the collective management organisation. 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 trade association for media monitoring organisations (BMMO). Theo is married, has three sons, and has a thing for Spain.


Theo Korstanje

License Manager at ANP

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Thierry Thijssen is Manager Business Development & Partnerships at Coosto, a leading content and social media marketing tool. Over the past 12 years, Thierry has held various positions within Coosto. Currently, he oversees all data partnerships and spearheads new business development initiatives. Additionally, Thierry is a founding board member of the Dutch branch association for Media Monitoring Organisations (BMMO). In his spare time, he enjoys running and is a passionate music fan.

Thierry Thijssen

Manager Business Development & Partnerships at Coosto


Omar Signori

CEO at Infojuice

Eclectic entrepreneur who, after completing his studies in business sciences, takes over the operational management of the family business, which is a leader in northern Italy in banking services. He initiates strategic partnerships with major international supply chain players. In early 2000, from the analysis of the needs of a number of clients, he creates a new business unit to monitor in a broad spectrum all media communications. From the business unit founds Infojuice, among the first European players to use Speech to Text technologies and to offer a unique platform for comprehensive monitoring of any media. Passionate Wine Sommelier, founds a company to promote sustainable agricultural development. For over 10 years, he has been collaborating and developing university research projects in the field of Deep Learning and Human Language Technologies applied to Media Intelligence.


Dr. Thomas Netousek the visionary CEO of eMedia Monitor and a passionate innovator at the forefront of speech-to-text technology. Thomas is dedicated to pushing boundaries and enhancing the user experience. As the driving force behind one of the world's leading media monitoring companies, he strives to offer cutting-edge solutions for clients and partners alike. Thomas' expertise lies in creating technologically advanced media intelligence solutions, making broadcast information more accessible and usable. His relentless pursuit of excellence has made him a pioneer in the industry, where he continues to shape the future of communications technology and to set new standards.

Thomas Netousek

CEO at eMedia Monitor

Things to See and Do

Ljubljana Castle

Jože Plečnik House

Triple Bridge by Plečnik

Zmajski Most / Dragon Bridge

The Central Market by Plečnik

Prešernov trg Square with the Franciscan Church

The City Museum of Ljubljana

The Cathedral (Church of St Nicholas)

National Gallery of Slovenia

Town Hall

Tivoli Park

Outside of Ljubljana:

Lake Bled

Postojna Cave

Predjama Castle

Triglav National Park

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