The general subject in the first two days of the ALAI Congress 2003 was the protection of creators' rights in the information society, while the third was devoted to a subject premiering on the agenda of ALAI, the protection of performing artists. More than 250 people - including representatives from WIPO, UNESCO and the European Commission as well as the head of the US Copyright Office - from 24 countries attended the official program of the Congress.

PRESENTATIONS

ALAI CONGRESS 2003

Opening Session

Mihály Ficsor:  Opening speech


Dr. Miklós Bendzsel:  Opening speech


Geoffrey Yu:  Opening speech


Petya Tocharova: Opening speech


Victor Nabhan: Opening speech

Opening Session

Mihály Ficsor:  Opening speech


Dr. Miklós Bendzsel:  Opening speech


Geoffrey Yu:  Opening speech


Petya Tocharova: Opening speech


Victor Nabhan: Opening speech

Topic 5: Technologically Controlled Dissemination through Digital Networks

Topics 10 and 11: The Protection of Performers' Rights Concerning Their Audiovisual Performances

Jean Vincent: Introduction
Monica Randall: Audiovisual performers' hopes and demands before the preparation of a third try after 1996 and 2000
Abelmartín Villarejo: Reflections on the protection of audiovisual performances
Silke von Lewinski: The protection of performers in the audiovisual field in Europe and the United States
Ralph Oman: The protection of actors' rights: The U.S. perspective
Samuel Shu Masuyama: Recent Developments in Japan
Debate

Closing Session

Victor Nabhan: Closing speech