The RightsTech Project will be participating in a public meeting on Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Work hosted by the Commerce Department’s Internet Policy Task Force on December 9th at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office in Alexandria, VA.
The meeting “will focus on initiatives in this space that relate to standards development, interoperability across digital registries, and cross-industry collaboration, to understand the current state of affairs, identify challenges, and discuss paths forward,” according to the PTO website. “It will also be an opportunity to explore potential approaches to the future adoption and integration into the online marketplace of relevant emerging technologies, such as blockchain technology and open-source platforms.”
The RightsTech Project worked closely with the department to develop the program for the meeting, which will also feature a technology showcase highlighting innovative private-sector solutions to the challenges of managing rights on digital platforms.
Our co-founder and editor, Paul Sweeting, will deliver opening remarks, and several of our supporting partners and members of our advisory board will be speaking on panels and in roundtable discussions, including Benji Rogers of PledgeMusic and the dotBlockchain Music initiative, Bill Colitre of Music Reports, Jim Griffin of OneHouse, Sam Gilchrist of PluraVida, Lance Koonce of Davis Wright Tremaine, Ed Klaris of Klaris IP, Bob Barbiere of Dubset Media, Chris Tse of Monegraph, and Kristin Kliemann of Kliemann & Co.
The agenda for the meeting can be found here; the Federal Register notice containing more background on the meeting can be found here. The meeting is open to the public on a first-comer, first-served basis. Click here for registration information.
The meeting will also be webcast starting at 8:30 a.m.