World Creators SummitCreate • Connect • RespectJune 4 & 5, 2013, Washington, DC Discover the amazing line-up of speakers of the fourth biennal World Creators Summit. Keynote speeches, Panel discussions and Keynote Conversations will be represented by more than 95 of the biggest influencers and industry luminaries in the copyright, IT and creative sector. Copyright + Innovation = Growth?Creativity requires technological innovation. Technology requires creative innovation. Working together, and in tandem, this can create a virtuous circle of economic growth. Frequently, however, this theory is not played out in practice: copyright is presented as a barrier to growth, while tech services are stigmatized as acting with disregard for creators and creative businesses. If these two sectors are genuinely dependent on each other, how can these issues be reconciled? Robert Ashcroft - CEO, PRS for Music (UK)David Carson – Head of Global Legal Policy, IFPI (UK)Peter Cheung – Director, Intellectual Property Department (Hong Kong)Axel Dauchez – CEO, Deezer (France)Rupert Hine – Songwriter, Producer (UK)Matt Mason – VP of Marketing, BitTorrent, Inc. (USA)Tero Ojanperä – Board Member, Teosto / former Group Executive Board Member, Nokia (Finland)Moderator:Mark Mulligan – Analyst, MIDiA Consulting (UK) Since 2010 Rupert has become an ‘Ambassador’ for the new model music rights management company – BMG Chrysalis. Other ambassadorial roles include BASCA (British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors) and most recently CISAC (Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies). In that capacity Rupert has made appearances in the European Parliament to examine how best to protect the digital rights of the world’s creative artists. Rupert’s latest venture ReBoot is a new entity that provides a ‘toolbox’ for those musicians and artists to focus and ‘enable’ their online promotion, marketing, PR and publicity.