Copyright: New Organization: Linked Content Coalition Launches in Europe
From the News Release:
Executives from news media, publishing, TV, film, music, IT and internet media businesses (see list here) have got together with existing standards and licensing organisations to work in coalition on a cross-media global project that will result in better and easier management of copyright in the online world.
Its remit is to work over the next 12 months to create the right conditions for a fully connected standards-based rights management and communications infrastructure. This will enable businesses and individuals to go with the grain of technology to manage their rights, and communicate information about them to users, much more effectively online.
The Chairman of the LCC Project Board, Christoph Keese, President of Public Affairs at Axel Springer AG said, “Copyright is the cornerstone of the creative sector; the future success of businesses which invest in quality content the world over depend on it working for us online just as it has always worked for publishing books, newspapers, TV channels, films and music. As the internet and mobile platforms operate increasingly in a “machine to machine” environment, driven by data, the management of copyright must not be left behind”.
The LCC’s role is to encourage existing standards organisations to work with the creative industries to use standards technology to identify, organise, communicate and licence their rights more effectively. Participants in the project will identify what works, what doesn’t work, what exists already and what is yet required. Technical work will be undertaken by experts from across the media industry and recommendations will be made to link the various strands of rights-management data needed for the modern management of online copyright. This approach will benefit business users and consumers trying to find and use material, and will be business-model neutral so will facilitate commercial and non-commercial/cultural use of content.
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Gary Price (email@example.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.