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Date(s) - 27/05/2014

"Constantin Stoicescu" Hall


The Institute of European Media Law organised together with the Faculty of Law of the University of Bucharest the conference

Free access to information and culture: between freedom of expression and commercial interest

on Monday and Tuesday, 26 and 27 May 2014 in the Faculty of Law, « Constantin Stoicescu » Hall, Bd. M. Kogălniceanu, 36-46, sect. 5, cod 050107, Bucharest, Romania.

The conference had as objective to discuss the problematic appearing in the process of (free) creation of content and (fee-based) dissemination of it, in particular with a view to the freedom of expression, pluralism and copyright.

Here you can read the report on the conference, the program and the presentations of the speakers.



May 26, 2014

14.15 – Opening speech, presentation of the Institute of European Media Law (EMR)
Associate professor Flavius‐Antoniu Baias, PhD ‐ Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Bucharest

Moderator ‐ Lawyer Cristina Bachmeier, LL.M., legal research associate at EMR

Panel 1: The freedom of expression – creation, responsibilities and limitations

14.30 – 15.00 Freedom of expression / free access to information, pluralism, media as opinion leader
Professor Simina Tănăsescu, PhD ‐ Vice‐Dean

1a_Libertatea in arta.pdf

15.00 – 15.30 The journalistic independence: between principle and reality
Eugen Cojocariu ‐ General Secretary of Radio Romania International

1b_Independenta jurnalistica.pdf

15.30 – 16.00 Audio‐visual content in a multiple coordinated offer: competition, regulation, distribution, creativity and societal dynamics
George Chiriță ‐ Executive Director ARCA

1c_Oferta de continut in audiovizual.pdf   1c_Oferta de continut in audiovizual_text.pdf

16.00 – 16.30 Coffee break

16.30 – 17.00 The public interest – the protection of the cultural values (entertainmentshows); institutional control
Cristina Trepcea ‐ Member of National Audiovisual Council of Romania (CNA)

17.00 – 17.45 Discussion

May 27, 2014

Panel 2: The protection of copyright and related rights in the context of media convergence – the challenges of the digital world

09.30 – 10.15 Copyright: description and limits (conjunction with the right to information) with practical application in the media industry
Associate professor Răzvan Dincă, PhD ‐ Vice‐Dean

2a_Dreptul de autor si dreptul la informare.pdf  2a_Dreptul de autor si dreptul la informare_text.pdf

10.15 – 11.00 Online access to works: print media, video on demand, practical aspects
Lawyer Gil Vasile ‐ Gil Vasile, Attorneys of Law, Bucharest

2b_Accesul operelor online.pdf 2b_Accesul operelor online_text.pdf

11.00 – 11.15 Coffee break

11.15 – 11.45 Legislative initiatives (harmonization) at EU level: crossborder portability of content and access to audio‐visual works (acquisition of rights and crossborder license agreements); collective rights management system
Professor Stephan Ory, PhD, Director od Academic Affairs of EMR


11.45 – 12.30 Closing discussion

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