On June 29, 2012 the 3rd Vienna Music Business Research Days at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna will be opened with the Young Scholars’ Workshop at 9.00 am. Nineteen young academics from seven different countries will present current research results on different aspects of the music economy. The programme and most of the papers can found on the conference’s wepage.
On Fri, June 29 at 19.30 a discussion on the question “Are File Sharers Pirates?” will take place in Joseph Haydn-Hall. The student Joel Tenenbaum, who was sentenced to pay a compensation of US$ 675,000 for sharing 30 music files by an U.S.-court, will discuss this question with Robert Levine, author of the book “Free Ride. How Digital Parasites Are Destroying The Culture Business, And How The Culture Business Can Fight Back” conducted by Ö1 journalist Sabine Nikolay.
The Saturday morning is devoted to the presentation of recent studies on the music consumption behavior in Austria (by Michael Huber, University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) and in the U.K. (by David Bahanovich and Dennis Collopy, University of Hertfordshire). In addition Carsten Winter (University of Music, Drama and Media Hanover) will talk about “Prosumers and Their New On-Demand-Music Culture”.
After the lunch break, Joel Waldfogel (University of Minnesota, U.S.) will highlight in his speech the relation of “Copyright Protection, Technological Change and the Quality of New Products”. This will lead us to a presentation by Rose-Marie Hunault of the French authority HADOPI, which screens internet connections in France to prevent the exchange of copyrighted material without prior agreement from the copyright holders. In the following panel discussion “Three Strikes and Out!”, Mrs. Hunault will discuss the efficiency and other aspects of the graduated response measures with music industry and IPR experts – Peter Jenner (music manager and WIPO consultant, U.K.), Martin Kretschmer, (Bournemouth University, U.K.) and Harald Hanisch (music producer and Austrian Composers’ Society) – under the guidance of heise online journalist Stefan Krempl.
The conference will be closed with the award for the best paper of the Young Scholars’ Workshop at 18.00.
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Vienna Music Business Research Days, June 29-30, 2012 on
“New Music Consumption Behavior”
University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna
Admission free, but please register under: email@example.com