Date: November 15, 2021

Time: 14:00 - 17:00

Location: Glasgow

Conference | Scotland

Join LES for a half-day afternoon workshop on “Copyright- Collective Licensing after the Digital Single Market Directive 2019/790” in GLASGOW on 15 November 2021!


Back in 2019 before coming P.M., Boris Johnson M.P. tweeted that the European directive No. 2019/790 on ‘Copyright and Related Rights in the Digital Single Market’, (the CDSM) was in his view ‘… terrible for the Internet. It’s a classic EU law to help the rich and powerful ….’.  More recently, there has been a series of conflicts between Big Tech and legislators elsewhere seeking to impose reward schemes for online use of content – most notably, in France and Australia.  As from June 2021, the CDSM has been implemented across the European Union and one of its core points of focus is the encouragement of collective licensing along the lines of the management models common in the Nordic countries.

This half-day workshop will explore how effective the emphasis on collective licensing will be and also consider the related issue of the statutory defences laid down in the CDSM allowing for use of content.


LES/CIPA Member – £50

Non Members – £75


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The LES Workshop will be followed by a Civic Reception (hosted by Glasgow City Council) and Gala Dinner. The LES B&I 2021 Annual Conference & AGM will then take place on Tuesday, 16 November 2021. Click HERE for full details.