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The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), headed by Robin Gibb of Bee Gees’ fame, is hosting the second World Copyright Summit this week in Washington DC.

Topping the summit’s agenda is “[h]ow the digital media environment is providing common threats and opportunities to all creative repertoires.\"

This seems only natural as copyright issues related to digital piracy have been receiving a lot of media attention of late, in particular the law suits and criminal proceedings against the Pirate Bay four (Sweden) and the Recording Industry Association of America  (RIAA) v. Joel Tenenbaum (US).

More than 500 delegates from more than 57 countries will be attending, including the likes of the French Cultural Minister, US Senator Patrick Leahy, companies like Google and Microsoft and the RIAA.

Attendees will enjoy talks from some 96 speakers, from across the globe, who will discuss the importance of copyright protection and the online distribution of content. It will be interesting to note what issues and insights the summit will generate.

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