Zineb Serroukh, Managing Editor of Media Law International and Kinga Incze, Founder & CEO of Mediaspace.global are inviting you to the Q1 2024 MLI Network’s virtual roundtable to discuss current challenges and opportunities regarding publishers’ neighbouring rights, in light of digital competition challenges for publishers vs gatekeeper online platforms.

Despite digital markets being 20+ years old, publishers' neighbouring rights regulations are 'early stage' or difficult to enforce these rights.  Since the boom of generative AI in 2023, another layer has been added to the issue.

The root of the problem lies in market power differences between publishers and gatekeeper online platforms. Take a quick look at the Mediaspace Revenue Tracker to see that the revenue gap between platforms and media companies, including publishers, keeps growing – not to mention information, data assets asymmetry. 

It is becoming clear after 5 years, that the EU Copyright Directive is hard to implement and does not work in practice. The latest (but not greatest) news for publishers is that the tariff submitted by the Hungarian Repropress (collective management organization) was not accepted by the Ministry of Justice in Hungary on 4 March 2024, despite the tariff being similar to the Canadian one agreed to and paid by Google.

So we invited Tibor Kovacs, CEO of Ringier Hungary and Hungarian Publishers' Association to share some new learnings and takeaways regarding their tariff process in implementing the EU's Copyright Directive as a keynote to kick off the conversation.  

The objective of this invite-only, exclusive session under Chatham House Rules is to exchange knowledge and empower others to collaborate more effectively to create a fair copyright fee system as promptly as possible. It is not a webinar but an interactive roundtable where you’ll be able to introduce yourself and share your views after the keynote speech.


  • Welcome by Kinga Incze, Founder & CEO of Mediaspace.global
  • Short keynote by Tibor Kovacs, CEO of Ringier Hungary and Hungarian Publishers' Association, also leading the collective society of publishers.
  • Member-to-member conversation

How to join this session?

  1. If you're a Leadership Club member already, just book your seat by accepting this invite.
  2. If you're not a premium member yet, find more details about the Leadership Club premium memberships here.
  3. You can book your First-time ticket on Eventbrite here.

Please note that only confirmed attendees can join our premium membership sessions so we can ensure there's a great mix of professionals and decision-makers you meet each time. We have limited virtual seats (max 25) and confirm seats on a first come – first served basis.

This session is exclusively for our premium members globally – so you’ll definitely meet some new and interesting, powerful professionals from media, marketing, tech and regulation to gain actionable insights and extend your network beyond your current circles.

Looking forward to meeting you online


About Media Law International Network on Mediaspace.global

Media Law International (MLI) is an independent global publisher. Partnering with Mediaspace.global we're thrilled to launch an exclusive, invite-only premium membership club on Mediaspace.global: Media Law International Network (MLI Network). It offers our premium members new ways of B2B global networking and stay ahead of the curve through engaging in progressive conversations.

Why? As the media and advertising industry goes through fundamental changes, there are no ready-to-use solutions. To be well-informed and stay ahead of the curve, we need professionally diverse conversations among legal, business, marketing, adtech leaders and innovators. That's what Media Law International Network is about.

The platform allows industry professionals from different segments and jurisdictions to start conversations, grow their network outside of current circles, build visibility and stay up-to-date on industry changes through interactive events. To ‘meet people, not profiles’, MLI Network members are invited to quarterly interactive virtual sessions and exclusive ad hoc sessions dedicated to hot topics, among other member benefits listed below. 

You can find the MLI Network group in the Talk section of Mediaspace.global to subscribe or can check premium memberships here. Please note that if you are a corporate Mediaspace Leadership Club or a Leadership CLub Roundtables member, you're welcome to join the MLI Network at no extra costs, and vice versa.

Mediaspace.global has been awarded

  • 'Most Engaging Tech and Media Sector Networking Platform' in 2023 by SME News' British Made Awards and
  • 'Best B2B social media platform innovation - UK' by Media Innovator Awards in 2023,

So you can be sure you're in the forefront of digital networking and knowledge exchange.


Looking forward to meeting you.

Kinga                       &  Zineb

Mediaspace.global        Media Law International

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