CopyCamp 2014: speakers
Irina Baraliuc is a PhD candidate at the Research Group Law Science Technology & Society, Faculty of Law and Criminology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, focusing her research on the public/private dichotomy in copyright and the legal construction of a private space in the digital environment in relation to enjoyment of copyright-protected content. Her interests also include intellectual rights, privacy, data protection and other fundamental rights, and new technologies.
Natalia Bartsch – lawyer, a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Warsaw University and the Faculty of Sciences of Theatre Theatre Academy in Warsaw. She also studied at the Faculty of Law degli Studi di Univerista Teramo, Italy. Nominated for Pro Bono Lawyer Award 2008 granted by the newspaper „Rzeczpospolita”. In 2012, she won the competition Professionals Forbes 2012 – Competition for Public Trust lawyers. Natalia Bartsch is copyright lecturer at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw.
Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt is the Policy Advisor to The International Music Managers Forum (IMMF), an organization that brings together artist representatives associations from 24 countries. It represents managers and the artists they work for to create better trading conditions for creators through networking, sharing, and discussions. Jake also works as a rights specialist for a selection of recording artists and music copyrights, and manages composer Peter Gregson, and rock band Go Back To The Zoo.
Dagmara Białek – event manager and marketer, was nominated for Personality of the Year of MICE magazine for her achievements. Creates brand Creative Poland and promotes it on the foreign forum – including the flagship project of the Baltic Sea Region. Active in the Partnership Creative Poland and develops project networkingownia.pl.
Andriy Bichuk is a Legal counsel of the advertising agency THINK! McCann Kyiv and member of the legal team of Creative Commons Ukraine. He graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine „Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” specializing in intellectual property law. Andriy is engaged in intellectual property issues, alternative ways of protecting copyright and related rights.
Anna Biernacka – lawyer, graduate of Warsaw University, counsellor, copyright law specialist. Spokesperson of the Association of Authors ZAiKS.
Milena Bogdanowicz – lawyer in the law firm LSW. She specializes in intellectual property (particularly copyright) law, media and advertiining law. In 2013, she was on the first place on the list of „rising stars in the field of law” organised by Dziennik Gazeta Prawna and LexisNexis.
Michał Boni was born in Poznan in 1954. He graduated from the Department of Polish Language at the University of Warsaw where he later worked as a researcher. He was elected to the Sejm and was a deputy since first tenure. He was also the Minister of Labour and Social Politics (1991) and the Secretary of State (1992-93). He headed the team of Prime Minister Donald Tusk’s strategic consultants. The founder and the leader of a team responsible for programming the Government’s activities; since 2009, member of the Polish Cabinet. He prepared the intellectual capital report, Young 2011 report and Poland 2030 report which determined strategic agenda of the Government until 2020 and was taken into consideration during choice of priorities for programmes that benefit from the EU resources until 2020. He was the originator and the first head of the Ministry of Administration and Digitization. Its actions were focused on both supporting computerisation and e-services, and gradually increasing citizens’ digital literacy. In May of 2014, he was elected a Deputy of the European Parliament. He’s a member of the LIBE Committee and vicepresident of the ITRE Committee.
Radek Czajka – lead developer at Modern Poland Foundation, where he maintains the WolneLektury.pl digital library, among others projects. He is interested in the junction of software, copyright and digital rights. Privately, he is an author of the StrataKazika.pl website.
Dr Gaetano Dimita is a member of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies and of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, an Executive Committee Member of the British Literary and Artistic Copyright Association, the UK national group of the Association Litteraire et Artistique Internationale, the faculty Advisor and Guest Editor of the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute Journal, Edward Elgar; and the Editor of the Queen Mary School of Law SSRN series. He is a qualified Avvocato in Italy (Italian Bar Association – Rome).
Dimitar Dimitrov is a Bulgarian political scientist who currently works as Free Knowledge Ambassador of the Wikimedia Movement to the EU. He is based in Brussels where his major focus is to „fix copyright”. Loves coffee, hates carrot juice and considers Twitter a benign version of the internet.
Yaroslav Dytyniuk has been employed by State Organization Ukrainian Agency of Copyright and Related Rights since 2010. He is actively involved in the implementation of the tasks entrusted to the State organization „Ukrainian Agency of Copyright and Related Rights”. The basic job profile is to represent rights and legally protect interests of authors in the courts of general jurisdiction, collection of royalties from unscrupulous users. The range of professional interests is the following: the question of collective management of proprietary copyright, copyright protection on the Internet, the exclusive rights. Dytyniuk Yaroslav has a law degree. In 2012 he graduated from the National University of Tax Service of Ukraine with a master’s degree in law in „Management of economic and legal activity.” The lawyer has a relatively thorough experience of copyright protection in the courts of Ukraine. Regularly participates in conferences, round tables and seminars.
Maciej Giermak – graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Opole (2012). Trainee solicitor at the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Opole. Associate of the Laboratory of Intellectual Property Rights and Intangible Goods at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Opole.
Konrad Gliściński – lawyer. PhD student in the Department of Civil Law at Jagiellonian University. In-house legal counsel in the group of the Jagiellonian Innovation Centre. Graduate of the Law Faculty at the Jagiellnian University and of the post-graduate studies at the Warsaw School of Economics. In 2010 rewarded by the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in the contest organized by the Patent Office of the Republic of Poland for the best master’s thesis. Author of the critical law opinion regarding ACTA treaty. Spoke at several conferences and coducted trainings on intelectual property laws.
Mariusz Gniadek – theatre theoretician and culture researcher, for many years professionally involved with developement of Polish e-commerce as well as designing and conducting Internet projects. Founder and long-time manager of the music department of Merlin.pl Internet shop. Promoter of music and collaborator of phonographic companies. Currently, he’s developing an innovative platform PeopleRead.me for e-book distribution buiding an internet television procinema.tv. Since recently, he’s conducted a blog enduserlab.wordpress.com dedicated to the human ability to adapt to the digital reality.
Jarosław Góra – lawyer, head of the Intellectual Property and New Technologies Team at Ślązak, Zapiór i Wspólnicy, Kancelaria Adwokatów i radców Prawnych. Author of IPBLOG.PL blog.
Karolina Grodecka – e-learning methodologist. She works in the Centre of e-Learning (CeL AGH). After launching the Open AGH service – the first academic-level Open Educational Resources repository in Poland, she continues to work on opening the AGH resources within the Open AGH e-textbooks project. She prepares and conducts e-learning courses, trains lecturers at universities in the field of Open Educational Resources. Since 2009, she has cooperated with the Coalition for Open Education.
Anna Gruhn coordinates the project of media education in the Modern Poland Foundation. Co-author of the Catalogue of Media and Information Literacy (part: Media Economy). Columnist of the mises.pl website, where she comments on copyright, open access and the book market. Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Warsaw University where she’s preparing a doctoral thesis entitled The commercialization of science as a factor of innovation policy in Poland. The effectiveness of the adopted solutions.
Dr Lucie Guibault is Associate Professor at the Institute for Information Law of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). She studied law at the Université de Montréal (Canada). In 2002, she defended her PhD thesis on Copyright Limitations and Contracts: An Analysis of the Contractual Overridability of Limitations on Copyright at the University of Amsterdam. She is specialized in international and comparative copyright and intellectual property law. Lucie Guibault has been carrying out research for the European Commission, Dutch ministries, UNESCO and the Council of Europe. Her main areas of interest include copyright and related rights in the information society, open content licensing, collective rights management, limitations and exceptions in copyright, and author’s contract law. She has been involved as legal partner in Creative Commons Netherlands since 2005 and in projects related to Europeana (EuropeanaConnect and Europeana Awareness) since 2009. She is in charge of the coordination of the IViR International Copyright Law Summer Course. Dr. Guibault is member of the international editorial board of Les Cahiers de propriété intellectuelle, member of the editorial board of the Journal of Intellectual Property and Information Technology (JIPITEC), and correspondent for the Netherlands for Computer Law Review International (Cri).
Alexey Gumenchuk, at the beginning of 90th was a bass guitarist of one of the Ukrainian rock groups, in 1993 graduated from law department of the Kiev University, since 1997 has worked only in the sphere of copyright and related rights. In 2003 having the agreement from Universal Music, EMI, the First musical publishing house and a number of the Ukrainian producers, he created Ukrainian League of the Musical Rights, organization of collective management of related rights in the sphere of public performance. At the time of creation of League there was no single contract for royalty payment in the sphere of public performance in Ukraine, therefore for 7 years all contracts with cafes, bars and restaurants both on copyright and related rights were entered into under the assistance of League. At the present time is advisor to Director General of SO „UAACR”, the author’s organization of collective management, member of CISAC.
Wojciech Hardy – PhD candidate at the Faculty of Economic Sciences of the University of Warsaw, member of the GRAPE research team, enthusiast of music and new technologies. For over two years, assistant in the project Intellectual property protection in the Internet era. Economin analysis, within which he conducted research on ethical perception of „piracy” and analyses of its relation with authorised sale of cultural goods.
Marek Hojda – music composer, pianist and vocalist. The Karol Szymanowski Academy of Music Jazz Department graduate. Music producer and arranger, who works with many Polish artists and music bands such as De Mono, Vox or Emigranci. Vicepresident of the Association of Authors ZAiKS and head of the Non-Governmental Organizations Council by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Kamil Jaczyński – sport and culture animator. Public relations and music marketing expert. Strongly involved with the hip-hop culture since its emergence in Poland. For over 15 years, he has actively animated the hip-hop culture on many different levels. CEO of Wielkie Joł record label. Lecturer at the Polish Academy of Sciences and Music Managers Academy. He was an editor of HIP-HOP.PL website (the most important hip-hop website in Poland) and a judge in Polish national freestyle battles – WBW. He was an executive producer of bestsellers such as Warszafski Deszcz band’s album Powrócifszy and Tede’s album Ścieżka Dźwiękowa. Co-author of theatre spectacle score to 12 Ławek (directed by Jarek Staniek), shown in Musical Theatre in Gdynia. In Wielkie Joł record label, he is responsible for public and media relations as well as coordinating and supervising musical and visual publications. He also lectures hip-hop culture in the HipHop Academy founded by Wielkie Joł record label and SonicDance dancing group.
Miłada Jędrysik – publicist writing about new technologies and civilisational changes they carry; for many years, world correspondent for Gazeta Wyborcza, currently, editor of culture.pl website.
Paweł Kaźmierczyk – PR specialist in Creative Poland.
Vladimir Kharitonov is CEO in Webpublishers Association (Russia), journalist, publisher. In 1990 he was graduated from the Ural State University, where he defended his PhD and lectured philosophy and history of culture. Since 1997 he has worked as a publisher in U-Factory, AST, Ultra.Culture etc. Consultant and advisor for start-ups Bookmate.com, Bookincard.ru and Ridero.ru. Member of the Russian Literature Academy. Co-author of books Copyright in the Net (2010) and Transformations of copyright in the Internet (2013). Webpublishers Association takes active part in liberalisation of copyright in Russia.
Bogna Kietlińska – art historian and anthropologist of modernity. PhD candidate at the Institute of Applied Social Sciencesat the University of Warsaw, member of the Research Network team within the Living Culture Observatory project. She is also a Secretary of the Board of OŻK-SB Foundation. She is mostly interested in visual sociology, multisensual ethnography and urban research.
Rafał Kownacki – chief International Officer of ZAiKS, Polish leading collective rights managament organisation. Before joining ZAiKS, he was a senior analyst on international and EU law at the Polish Institute of International Affairs, then CEO of the European Foundation for Law. He is a lawyer specialised in IP and competition law with an extensive experience in transnational projects. He is an alumnus of European and American universities, an author of over 50 publications & member of the Department of International Public Law at the Polish Academy of Sciences.
Dr Michał Kruk is a lawyer and political science expert, a graduate of the Jagiellonian University Law and Administration Department. For 10 years he has been working in the Polish Patent Office; during this job he took part in 1,5 year long internship at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market. Currently, he is a member of the Office’s disputable issues board. He obtained two scholarships at Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst. In 2012, he defended his PhD thesis at the Law Sciences Institute of Polish Academy of Sciences (Trademarks contradictory with the public order or good habits in the European Union. The category of unconditional premises to refuse lawful protection). Since 2013, he has worked in the Modern Civilization Problems Institute of Warsaw School of Economics, where he deals with education and copyright protection matters. He wrote numerous scientific and popular science articles in Poland and abroad; he’s an active lecturer who works on education and intangible goods protection.
Krzysztof Lewandowski – lawyer, specialist in copyright law, law of culture and intellectual property, director general of the Association of Authors ZAiKS. Academic teacher, commentator, manager of culture. Adviser of creators and performing artists, cultural institutions and non-governmental organizations. Arbiter of the Commission of Copyright Law under auspices of Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.
Jarosław Lipszyc – president of the Modern Poland Foundation, author of concept of the website “Włącz Polskę” of the Ministry of National Education, member of the committee of the Citizens of Culture, journalist, participant of debates about ACTA and the future of the copyright. Activist of the free culture movement.
Izabela Litwin – economist by education. By internal conviction – educator and promoter of economic knowledge, especially in the field of accounting and taxation. Since 1995 she has managed a tax advisory office. She is a practitioner of economic life. Beyond accounting systems, she specializes in establishment, liquidation, merger and bankruptcy of companies, assessment of the proprietary, economic and financial condition of enterprises. Together with her daughter she published „Before we take the streets”.
Alex Lungu does video work. Editing, mostly. For film, music videos, advertising and film festivals, most recently. He loves to recombine things, and just like in editing, he really enjoys the power of a good remix. But he’s got a dark side. He sometimes acts on what the little troll in his ear tells him to do. So he uses those video skills to talk about copyright, open culture, equal rights and political issues from Romania, his home country.
Jacek Łęgiewicz – Head of Public Affairs at Samsung Electronics Poland. For many years, he has been professionally involved in digital economy sector. In the past, he served as a Digital Europe’s member of the Executive Board, VP of the Polish Chamber of IT & Telecommunications and VP of the Polish IT & Telecommunications Employers and. Apart from that, Jacek worked as a lecturer at the Institute of Political Science at the University of Warsaw. He was awarded the Cross of Merit by the President of Poland for his social activity and popularization of modern IT technology. Loves trekking and Polish nature reserves.
Natalia Lukaszewicz is a PhD Candidate at the LMU Munich where she is finishing her project “A study on a patent exception for user-generated innovations”, supported by the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property in Munich (2012) and GRUR (2013-2014). She works also at the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Patents and Licensing Department.
Łukasz Łyczkowski – graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration and of the European Centre at Warsaw University; since 2013 trainee advocate in Warsaw, currently works in the law department of Association of Authors ZAiKS.
Joanna Matczuk – lawyer, graduate of University of Wrocław and Queens Mary University of London (LL.M. with the specialization of intellectual property). She is focused on copyright, new technologies, personal data and unfair competition. She takes particular interest in international and comparative law aspects of copyright, as well as in the discusion about the future of copyright in the view of freedom of speech and cultural rights.
Magdalena Miernik – author of the first legal blog for creative people Lookreatywni.pl, graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Warsaw University (2011) and the School of Intellectual Property Rights at the Hugo Grotius Centre for Intellectual Property Rights (2013). Author of numerous publications in the field of intellectual property rights (including Lookreatywni.pl, Grafmag, Startup Magazine), speaker at conferences (including Startup Art, Graphic Knowledge Fair 2013 and 2014) and trainer in the field of intellectual property rights.
Natalia Mileszyk – lawyer in the Institute of Law and Society INPRIS, graduate of the Warsaw University, the School of American Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration at the Warsaw University and the Central European University in Budapest. Academically, her main interest lies in human rights on the Internet. Her thesis work at CEU is dedicated to the issue of human rights protection in the European Union, freedom of speech and the right to privacy in particular, on the example of the liability of intermediaries for the content published on the Internet.
Simon Morrison works in Google’s Public Policy Strategy team for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In this role he oversees intellectual property, media regulation and intermediary liability issues. He holds degrees in English Literature and African Studies from Macalester College and Oxford University, where he studied as a Rhodes Scholar. He is also a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice. He joined Google in 2007.
Matěj Myška received his degrees in Law from Masaryk University in 2009 (Mgr.) and 2013 (JUDr.) and currently pursues his Ph.D. Since 2010 he has held the position of a full time lecturer and research fellow in law and technology on the Institute of Law and Technology, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University. Since 2013 he cooperates with the Technology Transfer Office (Masaryk University) as a lawyer. Since 2013 he acts as the Legal Lead of the Creative Commons Czech Republic.
Maksym Naumko currently works as a legal adviser in UDC Licensing Agency, Kyiv, Ukraine. He also is a Legal Lead of Creative Commons Ukraine. He graduated from the National Technical University of Ukraine „Kyiv Polytechnic Institute” with a degree in law and from the Odessa National Law Academy with a degree in intellectual property.
Katarzyna „Novika” Nowicka – for years, one of the most active characters in the Polish club scene. Initially, the singer was part of the band Futro and she cooperated with Smolik. Her solo debut album Tricks of life (2006) was nominated for Polityka’s Passport. Subsequent albums: Lovefinder (2010) and an album of remixes Mixfinder (2011) were presented with the Fryderyk music award in the club music category. Novika also collaborated with Marcin Czubala (“Stay Close”, Mobilee 2012) and with renowned German producer Lovebirds (This time, Toolroom 2012). She performed at the most important Polish festivals (Open’er, Freeform, Audioriver, Selector, Tauron Nowa Muzyka) and abroad (Wilsonic Festival, Great Escape, Waves Vienna, Expo in Shanghai). In 2013 she released her third album Heart times, the most mature and individual of her works. Although no longer playing as a DJ, Novika regularly sings in clubs across the country as a part of the collective Beats Friendly, mostly in duet with DJ Mr. Lex. For over 10 years she has conducted her own radio programmes. Leniwa niedziela (Lazy Sunday), Strefa miejska (City zone), Miastosfera (in duet with Lex) were broadcasted in Radiostacja, Radio Jazz, Radio Bis, Roxy and Kampus.
Adam Pacuski – director of the Warsaw district in Association of Authors ZAiKS, lawyer. He is involved in, among others, current assessment of whether in a given situation the public performance is based on statutory license.
Ioana Pelehatăi writes. She sometimes sleeps, too. Also, never seen not drinking coffee. Ioana is a Bucharest-based digital content writer, who creates and manages optimized content for a digital agency and who also writes for Romanian youth culture magazine SUB25. She’s got a knack for stories and the English language, a serious track record as a screenplay writer and translator, an old passion for interwar history and a new one for open culture. She also has a deep-seated love for the still image, a work-in-progress M.A. in visual studies/anthropology, and a penchant for gender studies.
Petros At FreeLab – a former believer in free market and practitioner of capitalism. Currently, he’s a theoretician and a practitioner of anarcho-positivism who incorporates the thought of the commons and concepts of peer-to-peer in his search for methods of grassroots self-organisation. Wandering storyteller. Political writer. Traveller. He follows the principle of Krishnamurti: it is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society.
Dr Mariusz Piotrowski – employee of the Department of Culture Research Methods at the Institute of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw, member of the Research Network team within the Living Culture Observatory project and vice-president of the board of OŻK-SB Foundation. He is mostly interested in anthropology of the Internet and cultural studies in which he uses his digital competences and passion for databases.
Bartosz Pudo – lawyer, PhD candidate at Law and Administration Department at the University of Silesia, winner of the Ministry of Science and Higher Education Award for the best written scientific work in a contest organised by Polish Patent Office.
Dr Krzysztof Siewicz, Ph.D., is a lawyer who specializes in the legal aspects of information processing. He works in the Centre for Open Science ICM UW, he’s an associate professor at the Faculty of Law of Kardynał Wyszyński University and an of counsel of GWW LEGAL law company. He graduated from the Law and Administration Faculty of the Warsaw University and he obtained a LMM degree at the Central European University in Budapest. He defnded his PhD thesis on freedom of softawre users protection at the Leiden University in Holland. Author of several scientific publications on the subject of using IT and communicational technologies.
Rafał Sikorski – lecturer at the Law and Administration Faculty of University of Poznań. Lawyer and partner in Sójka Maciak Matczyński law company, where he chairs the Department of Intellectual PopertyPrawa Własności. The husband of a cellist and father of three sons. He listens to jazz and plays basketball.
Dr Yngve Slettholm joined Kopinor, the Norwegian Reproduction Rights Organisation, as Executive Director in 2006. Dr. Slettholm holds a PhD from State University of New York at Buffalo. For many years he was Assistant Professor at the Norwegian State Academy of Music, teaching music theory and composition. His political career summitted in 2001– 2005, when he served as Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Culture, also responsible for copyright matters. Dr. Slettholm has over the years held several honorary posts in the field of music and culture, among them 12 years as Executive Board member of TONO (the Norwegian performing rights’ society). Since 2012 he has served as Chair of the Arts Council of Norway. He is a profiled and recognized composer in Norway, though currently less active than before. Dr. Slettholm was elected Director of the Board of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) in October 2012.
Jan Sowa (1976) is a materialistic-dialectical theorist of culture, doctor of sociology, his defended his post-PhD dissertation in the filed of cultural studies. He’s a research fellow in the Antropology of Literature and Culture Research Department at the Jagiellonian University. Member of the National Programme of the Humanities Development Council. He has published about one hundred papers in Poland and abroad, as well as three books. Recently, Phantom Body of a King. Peripheral struggle with modern form (2012).
Maira Sutton works with the Electronic Frontier Foundation as a Global Policy Analyst, monitoring and advocating for human rights as it applies to emerging tech policy. She leads EFF’s international work in defending users rights against expansive copyright provisions that restrict users’ rights and impede innovation, particularly in opaque international policymaking venues such as the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP).
Attila Szervác is a Hungarian copyleft composer/freedom activist within non-profit organizations. His works are primarily published on the Mutopia, International Music Score Library and SourceForge websites. He erected the KOMP-Csoport composer’s group with his friends. They have given concerts between 1996-2001. He started the Copyleft projects in 2000. Since 2004 he has been the help of the local Közadat program helps the Hungarian government to implement free software. In 2008 he initiated the foundation of the Creative Commons Hungary Association.
Kamil Śliwowski – animator and trainer of media education. He works with the Coalition for Open Education (which is a member of the Presidium of the Coalition). Blogging about open educational resources www.otwartezasoby.pl, teaches the use of new media in the humanities at the School of Social Psychology. He works at the Panoptykon Foundation.
Alek Tarkowski (1977) – PhD in sociology, head of Centrum Cyfrowe Projekt: Polska. Coordinator of Creative Commons Poland, vice-president of the Open Education Coalition and a board member of the Management Council of COMMUNIA. Member of the movement Obywatele Nauki, responsible for the subject of open resources. He’s occupied with public policies on intellectual property which serve the public interest.
Mikhail Volchek – pirate, co-creator and inspirer of pirate movement in Belarus (from 2013). Studies at the Law Department (BSU) and drills copyright laws in Belarus and around the world. He organizes drupal, opendata, wiki meetups. Currently engaged as a coordinator with deployment Creative Commons Affiliate in Minsk spreading the word about tools which can overcome the copyright facets and limits. He’s an opensource soldier.
Piotr Waglowski – lawyer, publicist and webmaster, founder of the VaGla.pl service. Employee of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling at the Warsaw University. Member of the Council for Digitization at the Ministry of Administration and Digitization, columnist in monthly magazines „IT w Administracji” and „Gazeta Bankowa”. He participates in the Citizen Legislation Forum’s works in the Stefan Batory Foundation within the Responsible State project (formerly Anti-Corruption). In 1995 he founded the first Polish online discussion list devoted to the subject of law. Piotr Waglowski is a founding member of the Internet Society Poland, he was a member of the board of ISOC Polska and of the Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications. He was also a member of Information Technology Council at the Ministry of the Interior and Administration and member of the Information Technology Council at the Ministry of Administration and Digitization, member of the team for Open Data and Resources at the Council of Ministers for Digitization. He also worked as a social advisor of the President of the Office of Electronic Communications in the field of the media market, particularly in terms of net neutrality. In the years 2009-2014, he served as Deputy Chairman of the Modern Poland Foundation, at the same time he was also a member of the Panoptykon Foundation’s Programme Council. Consultant, trainer, lecturer, author of publications on legal aspects of the information society. Author of the book Prawo w sieci. Zarys regulacji Internetu (The Law on the Web. Internet Regulation Outline).
Marcin Węgrzynowski is an acknowledged hairdresser and hairstylist. He started his career almost 20 years ago; with years, he has opened his own hair hairdressing studio „Beauty”. Since then he has been developing his skills and learning newest trends. He became Master Hairdresser in 2001. He is a lecturer in a hairdressing school. In private, he propagates healthy lifestyle and jogging. In 2013, he started to „buck the system” by refusing to pay ZAIKS (Polish Society of Authors and Composers) royalties for listening to the radio in his studio, arguing he already pays the radio and television licence fee. He denied gaining financial benefits from his clients listening to the radio. The two parties ended up in court. On April 14, 2014, the trial finished with a new precedent set in favour of the hairdresser. Although ZAIKS has lodged an appeal against the verdict, it was dismissed by the Appellate Court in Wrocław on August 29, 2014.
Benjamin White – Head of Intellectual Property at British Library. Member of the UK Copyright Hub, UK Libraries and Archives Copyright Alliance and Chair of the Council of European National Librarians Copyright Working Group. Writings on copyright published include articles in New Statesman, Copyright World and Archives et Bibliotheques de Belgique.
Michał Wiśniewski – singer and author of lyrics. In 1995, together with a composer Jacek Łągwa, he launched Ich Troje band which for almost 20 years has been successfully present on the Polish music scene. Over the years, he created other music projects such as Spooko, Red Head, Renia Pączkowska and Michał Wiśniewski & Drużyna Wawrzyna. In 2002, Sylwester Latkowski made a film about him entitled Gwiazdor (A Star). 3 years later, he played one of the main characters in Mikołaj HAremski’s film Lawstorant. In 2009, he went back to acting, playing an episode in Zamiana (Exchange) by Konrad Aksinowicz. In 2012, he became a host of aTV programme Opowiedz nam swoją historię (Tell us your story). In 2013, he co-hosted a TV programme Świat się kręci (The world turns around). In private, founder of the Polish Poker Union, aviation and care race enthusiast.
Marcin Wilkowski – interested in interrelations between history and the media (the Internet in particular); creator of the History and Media website (historiaimedia.org), author of Introduction to Digital History (Gdańsk, 2013). Coordinator of the Open Education Coalition (within the Modern Poland Foundation). He cooperates with the Urban Culture Institute in Gdańsk. Member of the movement Obywatele Nauki and the KARTA Centre, involved in activities devoted to development of social archival studies.
Ewa Wojnarska-Krajewska – legal advisor specialized in intellectual property law. Works in Bureau of Parliamentary Analysis at Sejm Chancellery. The author of the blog WPrawo.
Michał 'rysiek’ Woźniak – expert in Web security, privacy and media literacy. Social voluteer, promoter of open source software and technology in education, social services and business. The chairman of the Free and Open Software Foundation board. Co-author of the Catalogue of Media Literacy and media education materials. Trainer on copyright law and free licenses. Founfing member of the Warsaw Hackerspace, active in hacker community.
Jacek Zadrożny – graduated from the Warsaw University, where he studied social policy. For fifteen tears, his occupation has been information accessibility for people with disabilities, primarily: digital information. His interests are developing towards digital inclusion, he’s an author of many articles and publications in both thematic areas. Member of an expert committee supporting the Human Rights Defender, employee of the Foundation Vis Maior, husband and father.
Kacper Zagadka – he was born and lives in Poland. Language studies at the University of Wroclaw meant translating excerpts of ancient works. Then writing his own stories came. Initially caused by pure pleasure of creating the story from the beginning, it soon became a kind of rest from professional life. After 15 years of such „accidental writing”, some of the finished text were published under the pseudonym of Kacper Zagadka (Caspar The Riddle).
Krzysztof Zuber – lawyer, represented the Authors’ Society ZAiKS in the trial against the hairdresser, who refused to pay royalties for making available radio music in his studio.