Who’s afraid of a digital world? The World Copyright Summit

12 06 2009

Over the last two days, copyright owners from around the world gathered in Washington, DC for the second World Copyright Summit. Christine Albanel, the French Minister of Culture, was supposed to speak but had to withdraw at the last minute. Why? She offered no explanation, but we have a guess.

The event was organized by CISAC—the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers. In other words, this is a society of societies. CISAC is chaired by Robin Gibb of Bee Gees infamy, and Gibb has just one thing on his mind: stayin’ alive Internet piracy.

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