2017 AGENDA

2017 RIGHTS TECH SUMMIT AGENDA

Day 1
27 Sep 2017
8:30 am - 9:30 am

REGISTRATION

WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS

Paul Sweeting, CEO, Concurrent Media, Editor & Co-Chair, RightsTech

Paul Sweeting

VIEW FROM THE TOP: THE FUTURE OF MACHINE-TO-MACHINE RIGHTS MANAGEMENT

If licensing and royalty payments are ever to be managed with the same machine-to-machine efficiency as media distribution and consumption, rights information must be put into machine-readable formats. A panel of senior executives from across media sectors to discuss the status of various initiatives to get rights information into machine-readable form, the challenges they’re facing, and how close or far we are from reliable machine-to-machine rights clearances.

PANELISTS:
Dae Bogan, Co-founder and CEO, TuneRegistry
Christopher Kenneally, Director, Business Development, Copyright Clearance Center
Benji Rogers, CEO, dotblockchain Music
Michael Shanley, Vice President of IT Business Development, Music Reports
Michael Simon, President, Rumblefish; CEO, Harry Fox Agency LLC
MODERATOR: Christopher Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center

Dae Bogan
Michael Simon
Michael Shanley
Christopher Kenneally
Benji Rogers

OPENING PRESENTATIONS WITH PAPERCHAIN AND HARVARD UNIVERSITY PRESS

PRESENTERS:
Karen Peláez, Subsidiary Rights Manager, Harvard University Press
Rahul Rumalla, Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Paperchain

Karen Peláez
Rahul Rumalla

FIRESIDE CHAT WITH JIM MCKELVEY OF SQUARE

FIRESIDE CHAT:
Jim McKelvey, Co-Founder, Square
Interviewer: Paul Sweeting, CEO, Concurrent Media; Editor & Co-Chair, RightsTech

Jim McKelvey
Paul Sweeting
11:15 am - 11:45 am

MORNING BREAK

THE ENUMERATED MANUSCRIPT

Leaders from across media sectors discuss efforts to assign and affix unique identifiers and critical metadata to individual works and the importance of unique IDs in enabling machine-to-machine transactions.

PANELISTS:
Mark Isherwood, DDEX Secretariat, Digital Data Exchange, LLC
Eugene Mopsik, Vice Chair, PLUS Coalition
McKenzie Vaughn, Co-Founder and CEO, JAAK
Bill Wilson, VP, Digital Strategy & Business Development, Music Business Association
MODERATOR: Jim Griffin, Managing Director, OneHouse

Vaughn McKenzie
Mark Isherwood
Jim Griffin
Bill Wilson

LICENSING HUBS AND MARKETPLACES

Global platforms and new, digital use cases for content across all media sectors has made the process of obtaining and authorizing rights clearances far more difficult and complicated difficult than in the past, slowing commerce and triggering disputes over unlicensed usage. Could licensing hubs and online marketplaces offering “one-stop shopping” for rights bring order to the chaos?

PANELISTS:
Susan Allen, Attorney Advisor (Copyright), United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)
Virginie Berger, CEO, Armonia Online
Kris Kliemann, President, Kliemann & Co.
Thomas Minkus, Managing Director, IPR License
Lee Greer, Founder & President, NPREX

Susan Allen
Lee Greer
Thomas Minkus
Virginie Berger
Kris Kliemann

PROVENANCE AND REGISTRATION

Claiming authorship and establishing a reliable chain of ownership of copyrighted works is critical to enabling commerce. This panel will examine efforts to create rights registries and establish records of provenance if different sectors of the copyright industries.

PANELISTS
Nathan Lands, Co-Founder & CEO, Binded
Joe Naylor, Founder, President & CEO, ImageRights International, Inc.
Robert Norton, CEO & Founder, Verisart

Heather Reid
Joe Naylor
Nathan Lands
Robert Norton

BLOCKCHAIN: THE NEXT INTERNET, OR THE NEXT LINUX?

Blockchain technology today is often likened to the internet, circa 1996. But is it really a protocol consumers will embrace directly, or is it more like Linux, a useful tool running in the background of more conventional consumer-facing applications? How should rights owners and rights-tech developers think about blockchain?

PANELISTS:
Jesse Grushack, Co-Founder, Ujo Music
Konstantin Richter, CEO, Blockdaemon
Bryce Weiner, Founder, Tao Network
MODERATOR: Vickie Nauman, Founder/Owner, CrossBorderWorks

Konstantin Richter
Jesse Grushack
Bryce Weiner
Vickie Nauman
12:45 pm - 2:00 pm

LUNCH BREAK

VIEW FROM THE TOP: COPYRIGHT REFORM AND THE ROLE OF RIGHTS-TECH

Senior executives and policymakers discuss the status of copyright reform efforts underway in the U.S., EU, Canada, Australia, and other territories and what proposed changes could mean for content identification, rights management, and automated licensing technologies.

​PANELISTS:
Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt, International Music Managers Forum, Copyright Committee
Lui Simpson, Executive Director, International Enforcement and Trade Policy Association of American Publishers

Jake Beaumont-Nesbitt
Lui Simpson

KEYNOTE CHAT WITH ROBERT KASUNIC OF THE U.S. COPYRIGHTS OFFICE

Robert Kasunic, Associate Register of Copyrights and Director of Registration Policy and Practice, United States Copyright Office
INTERVIEWER: Jim Griffin, Managing Director, OneHouse

Robert Kasunic
Jim Griffin

CROWDFUNDING, CRYPTOCURRENCIES AND STRUCTURED FINANCE: HOW DIY ARTISTS ARE LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO FIND NEW WAYS TO FUND THEIR CREATIVE PROJECTS

From initial coin offerings to token sales to royalty-backed loans artists are finding new ways to finance their projects while retaining ownership of their works. But can artists really cut out the middleman altogether?

PANELISTS:
Robert Binning, CEO, StreamSpace, LLC
Hale Boggs, Partner, Corporate and Finance Capital Markets, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP; Chair, Manatt Digital
Tatiana Moroz, Founder & CEO, Crypto Media Hub
Dominic Pandiscia, CEO, PledgeMusic

Dominic Pandiscia
Robert Binning
Tatiana Moroz
Hale Boggs

FEATURED PRESENTATION WITH KLARIS IP AND YOUNOW

Artificial Intelligence and Copyright Protection – A Global Perspective
PRESENTER: Edward Klaris, Managing Partner, Klaris IP, LLC.

Livestreaming Pioneer, YouNow, about its new Blockchain project: PROPS.
PRESENTER: Adi Sideman, CEO, YouNow

Adi Sideman
Edward Klaris

I’LL SHOW YOU MINE IF YOU SHOW ME YOURS: OVERCOMING THE DATA-SHARING INCENTIVES PROBLEM

Everyone agrees that rights-based industries could benefit overall from greater transparency and access to data on ownership, usage and royalty calculations. But not everyone would benefit equally. How can industries create the incentives to make proprietary data less proprietary?

PANELISTS:
Bill Colitre, Vice President & General Counsel, Music Reports
Chris Crawford, CEO, Loudr
Dick Huey, Head of Partnership, Jaxsta
Robert Singerman, VP International Publishing, LyricFind
MODERATOR: Vickie Nauman, Founder/Owner, CrossBorderWorks

Robert Singerman
Dick Huey
Chris Crawford
Bill Colitre
Vickie Nauman

REMIX THIS: MASH-UPS, DERIVATIVE WORKS AND UGC

Remixes and user-generated content present unique rights-management challenges. How are technology developers and entrepreneurs meeting them?

PANELISTS:
Danny Anders, CEO & Founder, ClearTracks
Alisa Coleman, COO, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc.
Stephen White, CEO, Dubset Media
MODERATOR: Ted Cohen, Managing Partner, TAG Strategic

Ted Cohen
Danny Anders
Alisa Coleman
Stephen White
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

AFTERNOON BREAK

VIEW FROM THE TOP: INVESTING IN RIGHTS AND ROYALTIES

A discussion of the investment and M&A environment for rights and metadata management technologies, royalties as an asset class, and new technology-enabled financing strategies for artists.

PANELISTS:
Rodney Elder, VP Commercial Operations, Virtusales Publishing Solutions
Brandon Nelson, CEO, PerDiem
Jeff Schneider, President & CFO, Royalty Exchange
Sun Jen Yung, Managing Director and Head of Digital Media and Internet, Headwaters
MODERATOR: Elgin Thompson, Managing Director, Digital Capital Advisors

Jeff Schneider
Elgin Thompson
Rodney Edler
Sun Jen Yung

ROUNDTABLE: WHO OWNS MACHINE-MADE MUSIC?

PANELISTS:
Drew Silverstein, CEO & Founder, Amper Music
Louis Smoller, Attorney, Savur Threadgold LLP

Louis Smoller
Drew Silverstein