Thursday 20 June 18:00 - 19:15

UCL Cruciform Lecture Theatre
UCL Main Campus
Gower Street


Annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture 2024

Business & Professional

Artificial Intelligence and Collective Rights Management: the Future or the End? by Gadi Oron, Director General, CISAC

We are delighted to invite you to the 16th Annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture

Artificial Intelligence and Collective Rights Management: The Future or the End?

by Gadi Oron, Director General, CISAC
Chaired by Professor Sir Robin Jacob

About the speaker

Gadi Oron is Director General of CISAC, the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies. In this role, he oversees the activities of the worldโ€™s largest network of authors societies, covering more than 120 countries and representing over 230 collective management organisations and 5 million creators of music, film, TV, literature and visual art.

An entertainment and intellectual property lawyer by training, Mr Oron has had leading roles in different sectors of the music and creative industries. An expert in international copyright and entertainment law, he held both private practice and in-house positions and represented the creative sector to governments, legislators, and international bodies.

Mr Oron serves as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the international ISAN (standard for Audiovisual works identification) agency. He is also Visiting Professor at Queen Mary, University of London, where he teaches on copyright and the creative industries. He is one of the specialist editors of Copinger & Skone James on Copyright and authored book chapters and articles on copyright and intellectual property.

He has been named by โ€œLegal 500โ€ as one of the leading lawyers in France and by Variety Magazine as one of the top Power Players in the international music industry.


17:30 Registration and theatre opens

18:00 Lecture begins (Live stream starts)

19:00 Q&A

19:15 Reception

This event will be held in-person but will also be live streamed.

About the lectures

The annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture is a public lecture which has taken place every year in June since 2009 in honour of IBIL's founder. Previous lecturers have included Lord Hoffmann (2009), Raimund Lutz (2010), Mrs Justice Macken (2011), Chief Judge Randall Rader (2012), Prof Dr Joachim Bornkamm (2013), Prof. Hugh Hansen (2014), Judge Alex Kozinski (2015), The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett (2016), Shira Perlmutter (2017), HH Michael Fysh KC SC (2018), Willem Hoyng (2019), Prof Daniel Gervais (2020), Prof Barton Beebe (2021), and Prof. David Vaver (2022), Judge Rian Kalden (2023).

See details of these talks, with links to recordings at:

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