Friday, 12 December 2008 : The Legal information market in Europe under new rules imposed by network economy
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Friday 12 December 2008

(Catholic Institute, EBD amphitheatre, 21 rue d’Assas, 75006 Paris)

The Legal information market in Europe

(under new rules imposed by network economy)

The changing economic model of production and exchange of legal information

9 a.m. Morning session:

Introduction: Mr. Alain LAMASSOURE, former minister, Member of the European Parliament

Presidency of Mr. Albrecht BERGER, counsellor at the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, secretary of the European Forum of Official Gazettes.

1) Publics and privates actors : competition and cooperation

Free access to the law via Internet : a global vision ? Presentation of the conclusions of the IX° international Conference "Law via the internet " in Florence (30 and 31 October 2008), Mrs. Ginevra Peruginelli, Lawyer, PhD, (ITTIG - CNR) Firenze, Italy.

Evolution of the online information market under the influence of the Internet; from providing data to processing data, Mr. Olivier Bomsel, Professor of Industrial Economy, Cerna, Centre d’Economie Industrielle, MINES ParisTech, France

Fifteen years of open access to law: what have been done and what are the next steps , Mr. Daniel Poulin, Director, LexUM, U. of Montreal, Canada

2) Free access, access on charge: opposite or complementary access ?

The reuse of the Public Sector information – European context, Mrs. Meri Rantala, Principal Administrator, Access to Information Unit E4, DG Information Society and Medias, European Commission, European Union

European Panorama of the legal information through the ePSIplus network, Mr. Rob Davies, ePSIplus Network Co-ordinator, United Kingdom

Zoom on approaches of some countries:

- German situation, Mr.Michaël Fanning, Managing director, Online Consultants International, Germany

- An exemple of balance between public and private roles: the agreement between El Consejo General del Poder Judicial and the Federación de Gremios de Editores de España - El Consejo General del Poder Judicial, Spain

The exemple of Caselex, as optimal synergy between private and public sectors, built on mutual understanding and shared interests, Mr. Stig Marthinsen, co-founder and director of Caselex, Europe

Presentation of the Office of Public Sector Information, Mr. Alan Pawsey, Head of Publishing Services, Office of Public Sector Information (OPSI), United Kingdom

French situation, Mr. Renaud Lefebvre, president of the legal publishers at the syndicat national de l’édition, France

The goals of the PSI Alliance, M Michael Nicholson, Intelligent Addressing, vice-Chairman of the PSI Alliance, United Kingdom

Lunch break

Afternoon session:

Presidency of Pr. Maximilian HERBERGER, director of the Institut für Rechtsinformatik of the Sarre University, president of the German Association of legal informatics.

Authors, publishers and Users : towards a new balance ?

Animation by Mr. Michel Vajou, Director, MV Etudes et Conseil.

1st Round table: Publishers and authors

The publishers :

- Dalloz (France), Mr.Renaud Lefebvre, directeur général adjoint des éditions Dalloz

- Wolters Kluwer – Europe, Mr.René van Erk

- LexisNexis-Europe, Mr.Guillaume Deroubaix

The authors :

- Pr. Denis Mazeaud, Professeur à l’Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II), General Secretary of the Association Henri Capitant des Amis de la Culture Juridique Française, France

- Pr. Dimitri Houtcieff, professeur à la Faculté de droit d’Evry, author of law blog

- Mrs Karine Caunes, founderof the European Journal of Legal Studies (European University Institute of Fiesole)

2nd Round table: Publishers and users

The publishers :

- Vlex (Spain), Mr. Lluis Faus Ceo

- Lexbase (France) Mr. Fabien Waechter

- Lextenso (France), Mr. Frédéric Etchart

- Legalnews (France), Mr. Dominique Jensen

The users :

- Mrs. Michèle Battisti, ADBS, Association des professionnels de l’information et de la documentation – French association of information specialists, France

- Mrs. Jennefer Aston, Past president of the British and Irish association of Legal Librarians (BIALL), Librarian, Dublin, Irland

- A member of the AFJE (Association française des juristes d’entreprise - French association of the Company lawyer)

4pm. Conclusion of the conference

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