Books 2.0? A Debate about Authorship, Migration and the
Tuesday 26 June 2007, The Assembly House, Norwich, Norfolk,
Stephen Page, Caroline Michel, Amanda Hopkinson and Bill
Thompson debated the increasingly urgent question of what will
happen to writers’ rights, copyright and books in the new age of
digital media where anyone will soon be able to publish what they
like and readers will be able to simply download it.
The panel of experts debated how new technologies, real and
virtual movements of people and jobs around the word will impact on
those in the creative industries.
Stephan Page and Caroline Michel.
Caroline Michel is the Managing Director of the
William Morris Agency (UK), one of the country’s most powerful
talent agencies, working with everyone from MySpace to Pirates of
Stephen Page is the Chief Executive of Faber
and Faber, Britain’s leading independent publisher and outgoing
Chair of the Publishing Association;
Bill Thompson is a new media pioneer, a former
head of Guardian New Media and still a regular on the BBC, in the
pages of the Guardian and the New Statesman among others.
The panel was chaired by Amanda Hopkinson,
the Director of the British Centre for Literary Translation, a
translator and author.