20 February, 15:30 - 16:15

‘Copyright and AI’

Join us at Avant Première Innovation Day for a thought-provoking panel discussion on copyright in the age of AI. This session will feature a dynamic exchange of ideas, delving into current developments in the field with insights from Margaritha Windisch, a Ph.D. student from ETH Zürich, Frank Schulleri from Content.Agent, the communications specialist Aliena Haig and Thomas Hieber, a legal advisor at the International Music Council. With Barbara Palier, the responsible manager at Vereinigte Bühnen Wien for Legal Affairs, laying out the challenges that producing companies currently face, she sets the stage for practical solutions. Frank Schulleri, the product manager at Content.Agent, will then share functionalities found within the new online marketplace, showcasing innovative approaches to address copyright challenges. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with leading minds and stay abreast of the evolving landscape at the intersection of copyright and artificial intelligence.

This talk is held as part of Innovation Day.


Aliena Haig

Aliena Haig is a sector-spanning, bridge-building communications specialist across the fields of arts, music, culture, education and media. Experienced in radio, television, streaming platforms and media production, Aliena is also a proud IMZ Alumni.

Barbara Palier

Legal Affairs of International Licensing & AV Production, VBW International GmbH

Barbara Palier studied Law (specializing in Art Law) and Music (Early Music & Historical Performance Practice) in Graz and Cultural Management in Paris. Several years of professional experience in the cultural sector, including Styriarte, conductor Jordi Savall, Ensemble L'Arpeggiata, since 2015 at Vereinigte Bühnen Wien (VBW), where she is responsible for legal affairs of international licensing of VBW musicals and since autumn 2022 for the area of AV productions.

Frank Schulleri

CEO, Content.Agent

Since 2017, Frank has kept true to his professional motto: ‘Boosting Creative Industries with a passion for tech, quality and people’. He persistently strives to utilize forward-thinking technologies to create innovative, high-quality solutions that put people’s needs first. In his current role at Content.Agent, Frank concentrates on preparing the audiovisual industry for the future of content trading. His mission: providing the right tools for effective data management, transparent rights-handling and efficient license trading.

Margaritha Windisch

Ph.D. Candidate, Center for Law & Economics, ETH Zurich

Margaritha Windisch is a Ph.D. Candidate at the Center for Law & Economics at ETH Zurich. In her research, she focuses on copyright law and AI, investigating questions of copyright protection of AI-generated content, authorship, and potential copyright infringement.

Dr. Thomas Hieber

Attorney, K&E (Attorneys for Culture & Entertainment)

Thomas Hieber advises in all areas of media and copyright law with a focus on music law, film law and event law. He is particularly experienced in supporting music and film producers as well as artists and rights holders.


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