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RightsTech: Europe conference announced for Frankfurt in 2019

Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF) has partnered with RightsTech Project (RTP) to launch a new conference called RightsTech: Europe, to be held in Frankfurt, Germany, on 9-10 April 2019.

Modelled on the annual RightsTech Summit in New York, the conference aims to bring together a mix of creators, rights holders, technology developers, investors and policymakers from creative and media industries.

The agenda will cover issues such as the common challenges and emerging technology-enabled solutions, as well as the management and monetisation of copyrights in an era of global digital platforms. The conference will also highlight recent rights-related developments within the EU and their global implications.

Topics covered in the inaugural conference include machine-to-machine rights management, automated licensing platforms, metadata, multi-territorial licensing, copyright in the digital single market, blockchain, art and artificial intelligence, truth and transparency in royalty reporting, tracing authorship, open access and machine learning.

FBF director Juergen Boos said in a statement, ‘Rights and licensing is at the heart of what we do at the book fair, and so partnering on this project seems like a perfect fit for us. We are at a pivotal time in the global conversation about how we can use technology and innovation to make rights deals in the publishing industry quicker and more efficient.’

RTP cofounder Paul Sweeting said, ‘From the start we’ve wanted to spark a global conversation around the rapidly evolving rights-tech ecosystem, and the need to bring the proper licensing and management of rights up to the same machine-enabled scale and speed as the rest of the media value chain.’

 

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