How Illegal Streaming is Killing Swedish Film & TV
Every day, online streaming continues to gain in popularity, both from authorized and pirate sources. Unfortunately, however, Sweden ranks among the world leaders in illegal streaming.
The damage caused by illegal streaming is devastating for many people and businesses across the film and television industry, as well as an array of others.
What is the current legal situation in Sweden and the U.S.? How important is IP protection for knowledge-based economies?
AmCham Sweden invites you to a discussion where these questions and others will be considered. Experts from the film and TV industry, legal profession, academia, and other industries will be moderated by Per Strömbäck of FTVS (Film- och TV-branchens Samarbetskommitté). Case studies and professional viewpoints will be presented and debated regarding solutions that can be gained through education, legislation, litigation and other means.
Per Strömbäck has a background in game development, as well as publishing. Since 2005, Per has been involved in the game industry's trade organizations as the Managing Director of Spelplan (Association of Swedish Game Developers). He has served on the board of ISFE (Interactive Software Federation Europe). He is the editor of Gratis? Beyond Money in the Digital Culture Economy, co-editor of The Myth of The Internet and editor of Netopia. Per is a board member of the Swedish Film Institute, and a member of the advisory board for the Swedish National Archives. He is also on the board of the Nordic Game Institute. His book The Dream of Alexandria takes a closer look at the mixed blessing of unlimited distribution