media.connect brandenburg, BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT and the Permanent Representation of the State of Brandenburg invite you on the occasion of the 62nd Berlinal film festival to a producer’s brunch on the 13th of February 2012 in the Kurfürstensaal of the Permanent Representation of the State of Brandenburg. The author Robert Levine “Free Ride”), Ted Shapiro (MPA) and Dr. Max Senges (Google) will discuss the effects of the Internet on the film industry with Dr. Martin Schaefer (BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT):
Robert Levine, author of “Free Ride”, a book which was described by New York Times (25. November 2011) as follows: “a book that should change the debate about the future of culture” and: “By delivering content they don’t pay for, or selling content far below the price it cost to create, Levine says, information and entertainment distributors like YouTube and The Huffington Post become “parasites” on the media companies that invest substantially in journalists, musicians and actors; the distributors drive down prices in a way that sucks the economic lifeblood out of those who create and finance the best achievements of our culture.”
Ted Shapiro, Senior Vice-President, Deputy Managing Director and General Counsel EMEA, Motion Picture Association, Brussels;
Dr. Max Senges, Google Policy, Berlin.