Category Rights Licensing

Guest Post: Blockchains Won’t Change the Music Industry. Only Artists Can.

It seems that every day there is a new article or new platform claiming the blockchain will revolutionize the music industry.  There are at least 20 companies developing ways to write write music metadata into the blockchain.  The Open Music Initiative has brought together over 120 companies trying to find new solutions to the current […]

The Mysterious Case of the Fake Beatles Cover

Several big-name recording artists have been “digital holdouts” who have refused to license their material for distribution through interactive streaming music services like Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play Music, Rhapsody, and so on.  One by one, most of them eventually gave in and joined the crowd: Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Kid Rock, Def Leppard, […]

E-Books: Subscription Services vs. Libraries

Business model flexibility with digital content leads to a blur between the public good and private enterprise.

USPTO Public Meeting on Identifiers for Automating Content Licensing

A public meeting in Washington to gather input about the use of content identifiers and content identification technology in copyright licensing automation. Too bad it’s in less than three weeks.

Flickr’s Wall Art Program Exposes Weaknesses in Licensing Automation

The Creative Commons program’s lack of support for commercial licensing options is starting to matter… again.

Rights Management (The Other Kind) Workshop – Chicago, Sept. 11

A half-day tutorial on rights information management.

Rights Management (The Other Kind) Workshop, NYC, April 30

A half-day tutorial on rights information management.