At the initiative of the President of the Republic and to continue the exchanges initiated between the Heads of State and Government on the Internet during the G8 in Deauville on 26 and 27 May, in particular in light of the G8 Final Declaration in its intellectual property section, Minister of Culture and Communication Frédéric Mitterrand, in the framework of the French G20 and G8 Presidency, organizes in Avignon a Cultural Summit dedicated to the challenges of the future of creation in the digital age, on 17 and 18 November.

On the basis of the G8 guidelines, the Ministers' Summit in

Avignon will broaden the debate beyond the members of this
and deepen its implications by crossing the lights
Ministers responsible for Culture and Intellectual Property.

The countries and organizations invited are South Africa, Germany, the
Brazil, Burkina Faso, Canada, China, South Korea, Egypt,
Spain, the United States, Finland, India, Italy, Japan, Morocco,
Mexico, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom, the
Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Vietnam and the
European Commission, OECD, WIPO and UNESCO.

The discussions will focus on copyright issues and
the future of creation in the digital age, key reflections to ensure
the entry of all into the knowledge society.

Ministers to share reflections and national experience
in promoting economic models that respect the law
and fight against piracy of online works. They
reflect on areas for progress to improve cooperation
international in the implementation of property rights
and thus ensure their effectiveness.

Ministers will also discuss the major role that States and
international organizations must play to contribute to the
creating an enabling environment for economic development
culture and sustainable preservation in the environment
digital, the remuneration of creation.