RightsTech AI Focus at DEW 2024

RightsTech @ Digital Entertainment World is back, live and in-person, for 2024!

The 2024 event will be held February 5th on the campus of UCLA in Los Angeles, and will focus on generative AI, copyright and licensing. Other tracks will will focus on movies, TV & streaming; creators & brands; and games.


Welcome & Opening Remarks

9:30 AM – 9:40 AM PT

Opening Presentations: The Future of Technology & Entertainment

9:40 AM – 10:15 AM PT

Visionary presenters give their perspectives on the future of technology and entertainment with a focus on the impact of new and emerging technologies.

Granting Permission: Toward a Licensing Model for Generative AI

10:15 AM – 11:00 AM PT

Artists, authors, and media companies agree that the use of copyrighted works to train generative AI models requires a license and remuneration to rights owners. But how would such a licensing regime be implemented? If direct licensing is impractical at the scale required, how should any collective licensing system be designed? How would it be managed? Are existing collective licensing systems up to the task? This panel will examine how artists and rights owners in different media sectors thinking about the challenge. 

Keynote Conversation

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM PT

More information available soon.

Networking Break

11:30 AM – 11:45 AM PT

Opting Out of AI Training

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM PT

While artists and rights owners await action by lawmakers and the courts on copyright rules for generative AI, do-not-train tags, data “poisoning,” and other new technical measures could offer another avenue for creators to protect their work against unlicensed use to train AI models. This panel will highlight the latest tools being developed, how they’re being implemented and who is adopting them.

Featured Presentation

12:30 PM – 12:45 PM PT

More information available soon.


12:45 PM – 2:00 PM PT

Update on AI Regulation & Legislation

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM PT

An overview of the latest AI-related regulatory and legislative initiatives. Where things stand, from the implanting the European Union’s AI Act, to copyright laws, to antitrust enforcement and creating a federal publicity right.

The Price of Rights in the Age of AI

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM PT

From song catalogs, to film and television libraries, to literary estates, copyrights have been a hot asset class. But has the market cooled? How has the rapid growth of generative AI affected valuations, and what does the new macroeconomic environments portend for the future of rights investing?

Copyrighting Generative AI

3:15 PM – 4:00 PM PT

In the most of the world, works created by artificial intelligence cannot be copyrighted. But works containing AI elements alongside the work of human creators sometimes can be. But where is the line? How much AI is too much? How can creators make sure their works containing AI elements can be protected?

AI & Content ID

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM PT

Identifying and detecting works produced by AI is essential for filtering AI content from streaming royalty pools and preventing fraud. This panel will highlight the latest efforts to develop effective AI detection and identification tools and their integration with real world services and applications.

Closing Remarks

4:45 PM – 5:00 PM PT


5:00 PM – 6:00 PM PT

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