New Director For CISACPublished on 13 June 2011 @ 5:25 pm
By William New, Intellectual Property Watch
The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), which claims representation of 3 million creators and publishers, has named a new director general. He comes from a career in broadcasting.
Olivier Hinnewinkel was appointed director general following CISAC’s World Copyright Summit held on 7-8 June. Hinnewinkel’s appointment bridges the rights holder and broadcasting worlds, as he is a veteran executive at the Geneva-based European Broadcasting Union’s Eurovision, most recently serving as CEO and managing director of Eurovision Asia-Pacific. Eurovision provides news and entertainment.
CISAC has 229 members, which are authors’ societies from 121 countries, representing about 3 million creators and publishers of artistic works in all genres including music, drama, literature, audiovisual and the visual arts, according to its website.
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