Meet the Copyright House team
Jan Luteyn BMus., Managing Director
Managing director and Copyright House founder Jan Luteyn is an accomplished musician, music teacher and composer. He studied piano with the well-known concert pianist Edith Lateiner at the Sweelinck Conservatorium in Amsterdam. He taught piano, keyboards and composition to many Dutch musicians. He has also studied business management and has been a member of the management board of an international educational institution in the Netherlands from 1990-2000. It was in this position where he was able to develop and apply organizational skills, which he now uses for the management of Copyright House.
Jason Butler-Boffey BMus., Creative Artist Manager
Jason studied music at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama with classical guitar as his first instrument. He has studied guitar with John Mills, Eleftheria Kotzia and Jorge Morel. As a guitarist he has performed many solo classical guitar concerts and has played professional electric guitar for pantomimes, theatre productions and backed artists such as Bucks Fizz, Jackie Graham, Jess Conrad and Sonia. Jason still performs and is developing a repertoire of pop songs for classical guitar.
Ivan Graur, Lawyer and Co-ordinator for the Russian Federation
Ivan was born in Moldova. He studied Law at the Academy in Moscow (Russian Federation) and worked for many years as a Lawyer in Moldova. He is currently studying Natural Law in the Ukraine. Ivan joined the Copyright House team in 2011, because he believes that copyright protection should be affordable and therefore possible for every person who needs it.
Manyu Mo, Co-ordinator Chinese speaking countries
Manyu Mo, who is directing the Asian division of Copyright House, graduated as a fashion designer in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 1983. He worked as a fashion designer, an art director for commercial film productions, a stage costume designer and a set designer for local performance groups and dance companies. For more than 10 years Manyu has been active in making experimental films and video art. He participated in the "Hong Kong Independent Short Film Festival" in 1984 and won the "Best Experimental Film Awards".
Jörg Gauger, Co-ordinator German speaking countries
Jörg Gauger was born in Bremen, Germany. He is responsible for the co-ordination of the branch of Copyright House which is operating in the German speaking countries. After his technical graduation in 1976, he worked in the telecommunications industry for almost a decade, before spending several years working in the export and import industry specialising in jewellery and accessories. Before joining Copyright House he was Management Consultant of a sugar company in Brazil. Jörg has a strong interest in classic cars and enjoys bringing together enthusiasts and organising the buying and selling of these high-end automobiles.
Tanja Otrin, Lawyer and Co-ordinator for Slovenia and other Slavic countries
Tanja lives in Slovenia. She graduated at the Faculty of Law, University of Ljubljana in 2006. After that Tanja passed the national (state) bar exam, which enables her to represent clients and their legal issues at court. She practises law in a variety of law fields.
Roman Zidaric MSc., Co-ordinator for Croatia
In 2000 Roman graduated from the Faculty of Computer and Information Science in Ljubljana, Slovenia with a Master's Degree in Computer Science. He worked there for five years as an Assistant Lecturer, during which time he published four scientific research studies on the physiological effects of the TM technique. His current interests include development of medicinal electronics and scientific research on meditation.
Thierry Dubout BA., Co-ordinator French speaking countries
Thierry is from Ferney-Voltaire, a little French town next to the Swiss border known for being the home town of the famous writer and philosopher Voltaire. Thierry co-ordinates the branch of Copyright House which is operating in French speaking countries. He received a BA in electrical engineering in France in 1984 and a BA in computer science in the USA in 1989.
Susan Luteyn, PR Manager and Secretary
Susan Luteyn, secretary and head of the Public Relations department. Susan's bright personality and diverse skills in dealing with people make her the ideal head of the Public Relations department. She has worked for several years on various projects for an educational organization in both the USA and Europe. Susan believes in the power of music and the arts to transform the lives of individuals in a positive way.
Stuart Vernon PhD., Co-ordinator Australia and New-Zealand
Stuart studied science in Christchurch, New Zealand and in 1994 helped set up a university in rural Cambodia for under privileged youth. From 1996-2005 he was in-country representative of the Australian Aid for Cambodia Fund and co-Director of the university. Since then Stuart has worked as a consultant, helping develop Consciousness-Based Education curricula in various countries and has pursued further studies in Vedic Science, gaining a Doctorate degree. He is a talented guitarist and singer/songwriter and has toured many countries giving concerts. He released his debut CD "Invincible Nations" in 2007.
Birgitte Sonneby, Co-ordinator for Denmark
Birgitte was born in Copenhagen in 1964. She is a qualified Interior Decorator, Display Artist and Sign Writer. Her sparkling enthusiasm and refined sense of beauty led her into the world of painting. Birgitte's work has been exhibited in various companies in Denmark. She also taught private art-classes, held workshops and has been teaching in the Rorvig Folk-highschool since 2009.