Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Japan Society located at 333 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017, at 47th Street and First Avenue.
RightsTech Summit (RTS) is a 1-day executive leadership conference that brings together cross-industry leaders focused on furthering technology innovation around rights management and licensing across multiple media verticals.
RightsTech Summit is a joint venture between Digital Media Wire, Inc. and Concurrent Media Strategies, LLC. It's goal is to provide a first class conference for discussion, analysis and debate on emerging technologies and technology-enables strategies
for the management, authentication and monetization of creative rights across diverse media industries.
This year EASL is proud to partner with RTS to be able to provide up to 5.0 MCLE credits to attendees, PLUS a discount to EASL Members.
Cost to Attend:
Half Day (3 afternoon hours of CLE): EASL Members: $399 | Non-Members: $499
Full Day (5 hours of CLE plus keynotes and non-legal sessions, breakfast, lunch and reception): EASL Members: $799 | Non-Members: $899-$1099 (depending on registration date)
NOT AN EASL MEMBER? JOIN TODAY! (you must first be a NYSBA Member to Join EASL)
9:00 AM - 9:10 AM: WELCOME & INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
Speakers: Paul Sweeting, Editor-in-Chief, RightsTech / CEO, Concurrent Media Strategies and Ned Sherman, Publisher, RightsTech/ CEO, Digital Media Wire,
9:10 AM – 10:00 AM: RESTORING REGISTRATION TO THE COPYRIGHT EQUATION (MCLE Provided)
At its core RightsTech is about registries and ledgers. Formal registration with the Copyright Office is no longer required for works to be protected by copyright in the U.S. But as markets for digital works grow more complex and diverse the need for
comprehensive, trusted registries of works and rights holders grows more urgent. How can public ledger technologies like blockchain fill that need and help markets flourish?
Speakers: Greg McMullen, Chief Policy Officer, Ascribe, Robert Norton, CEO, Verisart, Jim Griffin, Managing Director, OneHouse, Kevin McCoy, CEO, Monegraph
Moderator: Larry Miller, Clinical Associate Professor & Director, Music Business Program, NYU Steinhardt
10:00 AM – 10:50 AM: MACHINE-READABLE RIGHTS (MCLE Provided)
One goal of RightsTech is to replace human intermediaries with machines in transactions involving content rights. To do that, rights information and content metadata has to be reduced to machine-readable forms. How are different industries grappling
with the challenge of collecting and standardizing rights information and metadata into machine-readable formats?
Speakers: David Hughes, CTO, Recording Industry Association of America, Jesse Walden, Co-founder, Mediachain Labs, Bill Wilson, VP Digital Strategy, Music Business Association ,Michael Huppe, CEO, SoundExchange
Moderator: Cortney Harding, Founder & President, Cortney Harding Consulting,
10:50 AM - 11:15 AM: KEYNOTE CONVERSATION with BENJI ROGERS, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, PledgeMusic
11:45 AM - 12:25 PM: THE RIGHTSTECH TECHNOLOGY STACK
Blockchain, Ethereum, IPFS: What are the core technologies and development environments for RightsTech? How are they faring? What is still missing?
Speaker: Paul Sweeting, Principal, Concurrent Media Strategies
12:25 PM - 1:05 PM: CRYPTO-CURRENCIES, SIDE-CHAINS AND FIAT PORTALS
Bitcoin, Ether, crypto-USD. What is the role of crypto-currencies in RightsTech marketplaces? Is the Bitcoin blockchain the only game in town or will media-specific and currencies also play a role? Will fiat-pegged cryto-currencies be part of the mix?
Speaker: Cedric Cobban, President, PeerTracks inc.
1:05 PM - 2:20 PM: LUNCHEON
2:10 PM - 2: 35 PM KEYNOTE CONVERSATION
Speakers: Jon Potter, Principal, RPG Strategies and Tim Dubois, Award-Winning
Songwriter, former VP, ASCAP and President, Arista Records
2:35 PM – 3:25 PM: RIGHTSTECH IN THE ENTERPRISE (MCLE Provided)
Media companies and major rights owners today face ever-more diverse and dynamic markets and distribution channels for their content. How are media enterprises coping with the ever-more complex tasks of managing, licensing and protecting rights, collecting
and dispensing royalties, and managing contracts?
Speakers: Kris Kliemann, Formerly, Wiley & Sons, Alisa Coleman, COO, ABKCO Music & Records, Inc., Sam Gilchrist , CEO, PluraVida, Bill Colitre, VP & General Counsel, MusicReports, Bruno Guez, CEO, Revleator
Moderator: Vickie Nauman, Founder and Owner, CrossBorderWorks Consulting & Advising,
3:55 PM – 4:45 PM: RIGHTSTECH MARKETPLACES (MCLE Provided)
As use cases for content continually evolve, and the need for licenses and permissions grows exponentially, automated rights markets can speed up the licensing process and reduce transaction costs. Where are automated licensing systems finding the most
Speaker: Stephen White, CEO, Dubset Media
4:45 PM – 5:35 PM: SMART CONTRACTS: TURNING CONTRACTS INTO CODE (MCLE Provided)
Self-executing smart contracts hold the promise of enabling transactions and ensuring payments without the need of formal agreements among the parties. What role will smart contracts play in content licensing? How do you translate legal concepts into
code? How much legal force do smart contracts carry?
Speaker: Lance Koonce, Partner, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
For questions contact Beth Gould at firstname.lastname@example.org