On December 9th, the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office hosted a public meeting organized by the Commerce Department’s Internet Policy Taskforce on Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works. The RightsTech Project was pleased to work closely with the department to develop the agenda for the meeting and to help recruit speakers for the panels and roundtable discussions.
The event drew more than 80 attendees from various government agencies and from the copyright and technology policy community, for a discussion of creating standard identifiers and metadata for digital media, interoperability among public and private rights registries, online licensing marketplaces, and the role of government in promoting their development. Shira Perlmutter, chief policy officer and director of international affairs for the PTO delivered introductory remarks. RightsTech Project co-founder Paul Sweeting provided an overview of the current state of the digital licensing market and a preview of the topics for discussion.
Opening Remarks and Panel Session 1: Unique Identifiers and Metadata
Panel Session 2: Registries and Rights Expression Languages
Panel Session 3: Digital Marketplaces