The full, updated agenda for the 2018 RightsTech Summit is now available on the RightsTech Summit website. The Summit will be held October 5 as part of the New York Media Festival at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City.
The publishers’ brief requesting the appeal claimed U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest of Manhattan threw the future of online communications into turmoil when she rejected 9th Circuit precedent that shields publishers from responsibility for linked content. Her summary judgment ruling, according to their brief, “upends settled expectations and transforms conduct that occurs millions of times a day online into potential acts of copyright infringement.”
Spotify has launched a new beta feature that gives artists, labels and their teams a channel to submit unreleased music directly to their editorial team for playlist consideration. The new feature also guarantees playlist placement for an artist or label selected track on the Release Radar playlist of all their followers.
It’s easy to think that technology like algorithms and robots will make the film industry go the way of the factory worker and the customer service rep, and argue that artistic filmmaking is in its death throes. For the film industry, the same narrative doesn’t apply — artificial intelligence seems to have enhanced Hollywood’s creativity, not squelched it.
Artificial intelligence poses a threat to a lot of jobs out there, but Promethean AI thinks it can help game artists do their jobs better through automation of the tasks that are either too boring or repetitive.
Last month, Mercuriadis – the manager of Nile Rodgers, and the former manager of Morrissey, Guns & Roses and Elton John – successfully raised £200m ($265m) for an acquisitive, publicly traded new music venture. Hipgnosis Songs Fund Ltd (HSFL) is now live on the London Stock Exchange – following its IPO last week – and is hungry for blockbuster song catalogs.
Back in February, a New York judge caused a bit of a freakout by issuing a copyright decision regarding the embedding of a copyrighted photo of NFL superstar Tom Brady. Now comes another surprise with potentially big ramifications to the future of embedding and in-line linking: The 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an interlocutory appeal.
Blockchain social entertainment platform TaTaTu, founded by Italian flim producer Andrea Iervolino, is giving away /TTU tokens worth $50 million USD to the first two million users on its new platform. According to a press release Monday, the promotion is taking place during the public beta of the platform, which began on July 1.
The blockchain-based marketplace developed by Wemark aims to help photographers capitalize on the ever-growing levels of demand seen from the digital content industry — giving them a chance to establish new relationships, license photos to businesses directly and experience a much higher level of control and transparency.
Australia’s copyright regime may act as a fetter on local research into artificial intelligence, Google and Microsoft argue. The federal government is currently soliciting proposals for Australian copyright law reform, including the potential introduction of new exceptions to copyright.