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Opening

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Plenary / Opening
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The author, journalist and founder of the initiative “YES to Copyright” Nina George opens the Legal Symposium with a lecture performance – a combination of imparting knowledge and theatre – on the topic of intellectual property.

Speakers

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna Welcome
Author and Activist for Author's Rights, Berlin Art
Vice-Chancelor, Republic of Austria; Austrian Federal Minister for Justice, Vienna Introduction

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. Franz FISCHLER

President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna

1973-1979 Research Assistant, Institute for Agricultural Management, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1978 Doctorate, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
1979-1984 Executive Assistant, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1985-1989 Director, Provincial Chamber of Agriculture of Tyrol, Innsbruck
1989-1994 Austrian Federal Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Vienna
1995-2004 European Commissioner for Agriculture, Rural Development and Fisheries, Brussels
2005-2011 Chairman, Ecosocial Forum Europe, Vienna
2005-2015 Chairman, RISE-Foundation, Brussels
2014-2015 Chairman of the Steering Committee of the EU scientific programme for Expo Milano 2015
since 2012 President, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
since 2016 President, Board of Trustees to the Austrian Institute of Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

Nina GEORGE

Author and Activist for Author's Rights, Berlin

 Nina George published 26 books, over hundred short stories, 600 columns and 3000 reports and articles.
 The New York Times bestselling author and journalist (for Hamburger Abendblatt, Politk und Kultur, BILD am Sonntag as well as for Blogs and Magazines), author, coach and columnist writes also under pen-names (Jean Bagnol), teaches Writing at Literaturbüro Unna and Editing Alsterdamm Kunstschule and works as a author s rights consulter for political parties, author s organizations as well as for authors in trouble.

Dr. Wolfgang BRANDSTETTER

Vice-Chancelor, Republic of Austria; Austrian Federal Minister for Justice, Vienna

1976 School-Leaving Certificate (A-level), High School in Horn, Austria
1976-1978 Master in Translation and Interpreting (English, Russian), University of Vienna (not completed)
1976-1980 Master and Doctoral Studies, Law, University of Vienna
1991 Habilitation
1993-2013 Counsel for the Defence
1984-1998 Teaching Assignment, University of Vienna
1998-2007 Professor for Criminal Law and Law of Criminal Procedure, Institute of Criminal Law and Criminology, University of Vienna
since 2007 Head of Institute, Austrian and European Criminal Business Law, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
since 2013 Federal Minister of Justice of the Republic of Austria