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Interviews: copyright

  • Interview: Dominic McGonigal on reforming collecting societies

    January 16, 2012

    Dominic McGonigal is head of government relations at PPL, a UK collecting society that licenses recorded music on behalf of performers and record companies. He talks to Emma Barraclough about codes of conducts, plans for a digital copyright exchange and what he fears most about the Commission’s reform proposals

  • Interview: why collecting societies need a code

    December 15, 2011

    As the UK government consults on a code of conduct for collecting societies, Brigid Simmonds of the British Beer & Pub Association explains why she wants simplification

  • Interview: José Rodrigo Roque Díaz on IP challenges in Mexico

    November 07, 2011

    With a new president likely to oust him as director-general of IMPI, José Rodrigo Roque Díaz is in a race against time to improve IP awareness in Mexico. Refusing to play the part of lame duck, Roque spoke with Managing IP about his ambitious plans for the Office

  • Interview: Maria Pallante on budgets, Google Books and rubber ducks

    October 18, 2011

    Maria Pallante, the 12th US register of copyrights, shared with Managing IP her goals for the Copyright Office, the role she'll play in key policy debates including orphan works and the Google Book Search dispute - as well as her favourite rubber duck

  • Interview: Chris Johnstone of Music Choice

    September 29, 2011

    The original advocate of reforming collecting societies explains why the system is such a mess, but the European Commission can do little about it

  • Interview: Ian Hargreaves on the UK IP Review

    December 21, 2010

    The UK’s latest IP review will focus on how IP rights can help “drive economic growth”, according to the man tasked with leading it

  • Interview: Richard Mollet, Publishers Association

    September 05, 2011

    In an exclusive interview, the CEO of the Publishers Association in the UK discusses copyright reform, Google Books and why the Hargreaves Review undermines rights owners

  • Interview: Susan Scafidi, professor, Fordham University School of Law

    August 05, 2011

    Susan Scafidi – a Fordham University School of Law professor who worked on the fashion copyright bill – talks exclusively to Karen Bolipata about IP protection for the fashion industry and why it is the emerging designer who needs it most

  • Interview: Hadopi is about education, not repression

    July 05, 2011

    “I am the person that everybody hates,” admitted Marie-Françoise Marais, president of Hadopi – the organisation set up to enact France’s controversial three-strikes law cracking down on online file sharers


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