The meeting will be held in Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and English. English interpretation will be provided for statements and presentations made in the Nordic languages.

Wednesday 4 September

Golf tournament, Visby Golf Club (see right)(see below)

19:00-21:00 Welcome Reception (see right)(see below)

Thursday 5 September

08:00 Registration, Wisby Strand, Strandvägen 4

09:00 Words of Welcome and Introduction

Peter Molin, The County Administrative Board of Gotland Video (Youtube)

State Secretary Catharina Espmark Video (Youtube)

Professor Jan Rosén Video (Youtube)

09.30 Session I: New Legislation and Practice in the Nordic Countries 2017–2019

Host: Attorney Lena Frånstedt Lofalk
Video (Youtube)

10:45 Coffee break

11.15 Session II: When EU Law Meets National Law: Two Perspectives

Host: Judge Ingeborg Simonsson

Opening speaker: Judge at the European Court of Justice Allan Rosas
Video (Youtube)


12.45 Lunch

13.45 Session III: Exclusive Rights and Limitations – What Scope for National Diversity?

Host: Professor Thomas Riis

Opening speaker, Exclusive Rights: Professor Ole-Andreas Rognstad
Presentation (PDF) | Video (Youtube)


15.00-15.30 Coffee break

Opening speaker, Limitations: Professor Morten Rosenmeier
Presentation (PDF) | Video (Youtube)


17.00 End of day 1 conference section

18.30 Drinks and Symposium Dinner at St. Nicolai Ruin (see right)(see below)

Friday 6 September

09.30 Session IV: Areas Not Regulated by EU Law

Host: Attorney Astri M. Lund

Opening speaker: Special adviser Jesper Diernisse Langsted
Presentation (PDF) | Video (Youtube)


10.45 Coffee break

11.15 Session V: The Realisation of the DSM Directive in Nordic Countries

Chair: Independent adviser and researcher Daniel Westman

Opening speaker: Attorney Peter Schønning
Presentation (PDF) | Video (Youtube)


12.30 Lunch

13.45 Session VI: Summary analysis and general discussion

Chair: Professor Jan Rosén

Opening speaker: Special adviser Jukka Liedes
Video (Youtube)


15.00-16.00 Mingle

Saturday 7 September

Excursion to Ingmar Bergman's Fårö (see right)(see below)

Golf Tournament

On Wednesday 4 September, golf enthusiasts are invited to take part in a competition at Visby Golf Club (Kronholmen). The course is designed to a high European standard and is considered one of the most beautiful in Sweden. In 2018, Golf Digest ranked Kronholmen second in Sweden and third in the Nordic Region.

The format will be Stableford, with prizes (sponsored by Com Advokatbyrå) for best lady and best gent. Depending on numbers, players can also represent their countries in an inter-Nordic team competition.

The green fee is SEK 790, paid individually on arrival at Visby Golf Club. The first tee-off is at 10:00. At the end of your round, a late lunch will be served (sponsored by IFPI).

Shared transport will be available between Clarion Hotel Visby and Visby Golf Club.

Attorney Peter Danowsky will guide proceedings for the day. He is also your contact should you have any questions regarding the golf tournament. Email:

Welcome Reception

Wednesday 4 September 19:00-21:00, Wisby Strand.

N.B. Unlike the symposium itself, at the welcome reception, there is an entrance from the seaside (i.e. not through the main entrance).

Everyone who has arrived in Visby by Wednesday evening is invited to an informal get-together. A meal and drinks will be served. An opportunity to meet copyright friends, old and new.

Symposium Dinner

Thursday, 5 September at 18:30, St. Nicolai Ruin, Smedjegatan 19.

Photo: Tommy Söderlund

St Nicolai is one of Visby's magnificant church ruins. During the twelfth century, St Nicolai was a base for the Dominican Order. In this fantastic setting we will enjoy an evening of food, wine and entertainment.

Bergman's Fårö – Treasure of European Film Culture

On Saturday 7 September an excursion is planned to ”Bergman's Fårö”, in cooperation with the Bergman Center on the island of Fårö.

Buses depart from Wisby Strand at 08:15. On arrival we will take a guided tour of the Bergman Center and then embark on a “safari” in Bergman's footsteps.

Persona, Shame, Through a Glass Darkly, Scenes from a Marriage, the documentaries Fårö Document and its follow-up Fårö Document 1979 were all filmed on Fårö. During the morning we will visit a selection of the legendary film locations and, with the help of our guide, place them in their cinematic context.

The excursion ends with a small lunch on Fårö, after which the bus will take us back to Visby.

Cost: 850 SEK per person.