Current Status and Issues with the EU’s Copyright Directive – Value Gap, Safe Harbours, Article 17- Co-organizer: Music Publishers Association of Japan

November 6 (fri)


The EU/European directive on copyrights was approved and announced on May 17, 2019 and came into force in June of the same year. The member states of the EU must now introduce laws within their own countries that support this directive by June 2021. In order to facilitate the smooth establishment and execution of domestic legislation within each member state, guidelines are currently being formulated on how to manage Article 17, which has raised concerns among DSPs in particular. Charles Mikami, Chairman of the Global Business Committee at MPA will act as moderator welcoming ICMP Director General, John Phelan and Sony/ATV President of International, Guy Henderson to speak from a music publisher’s perspective, and Executive Chair of the indies label association IMPALA, Helen Smith to speak from a label perspective. They will report on the current situation and discuss the issues they are facing in their respective positions. We hope this will be an opportunity to reorganize and rethink the roles and relationships of rights holders, businesses, and user involved in the digital music business in Japan.

Moderator : Charles Mikami (Board of Director, Global Business Committee Chairman,  Music Publishers Association of Japan (MPAJ) / Representative Director, Sony Music Publishing (Japan) Inc.)

Speakers : John Phelan (Director General, ICMP), Guy Henderson (Sony/ATV President, International), Helen Smith (Executive Chair, IMPALA)

* 日本語または英語字幕はセミナー画面の【CC】から
* For English/Japanese subtitles, press 【CC】 on the screen