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Thursday, May 9 • 2:00pm - 2:55pm
Open Business and the EU copyright reform

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Over the past five years, changes in copyright have affected businesses in different ways and open licenses such as Creative Commons have proven to be an interesting tool for innovative business models. IP can and should be used as a strategic tool to enter markets and gain or maintain market share under a more sustainable approach beyond mere financial profit generation. There is a new business culture, one that is more aware of the overall effects it has in everyone's lives (namely, at environmental, cultural and social levels). However, legal systems all over the world have been reacting in the exact opposite direction: creating more and more barriers to entry and favoring incumbent monopolies (namely, through adjustments to copyright laws). With the EU copyright reform, many of the thriving businesses that have emerged in Europe over the past 20 years might be hardly affected and most of them might not even survive. It is now crucial to keep the discussion active and bring these business together so they understand the power they still have to (help) revert these recent political decisions and continue to promote a more open and sustainable business culture, more aligned with the technological progress and social challenges we are facing today (namely, in terms of labor).
In this session, we invite the entrepreneurs behind some creative businesses to share their experiences, concerns and strategies. We will also launch the new Creative Commons Toolkit for Business website, which helps companies and professionals understand how the use of CC licenses can be interesting for the development of their businesses..

Session notes:

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Bruno Dias

CEO, Monster Jinx
With over 15 years as a Hip Hop producer under his belt, DarkSunn is one of the most active DJ in the Lisbon scene. He is also one of the founders and leaders of Monster Jinx. Monster Jinx is, at the same time, an artist collective and a platform for the edition and distribution of... Read More →
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Fátima São Simão

Public Lead, CC Portugal
Fátima São Simão (Porto, 1981) is a project developer/ strategist for the cultural and creative sector. For the past 12 years, she was head of business development for the arts at UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto, where she supported the development... Read More →

Mario Pena

Safe Creative
Mario Pena, a former Creative Commons advocate in Spain, has been involved in copyright issues as business developer and product manager in Safe Creative for more than 12 years. Passionate about the whole process of creating works to help the common good, takes lots of pictures that... Read More →
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Hessel van Oorschot

Chief of Noise, Tribe of Noise / Free Music Archive
Passioned about co-creating a healthier internet. Leading by example: investing, building and facilitating open music platforms. Enable anyone (inclusivity) to access Creative Commons licensed music and at the same time experiment with and launch fair and sustainable revenue models... Read More →

Vanessa Canto

co-founder, Moot - The Movement Lab
Co-founder and content producer for Moot, an online training platform for dancers.

Thursday May 9, 2019 2:00pm - 2:55pm WEST
New Delhi Room, 4th Floor, Museu do Oriente Av. Brasília 352, 1350-279 Lisboa, Portugal