2019 RightsTech Europe Agenda


*Schedule and speakers are subject to change

Day 1
09 Sep 2019
Day 2
10 Sep 2019

Welcome & Opening Remarks

PRESENTERS: Paul Sweeting, CEO, Concurrent Media, Editor & Co-Chair, RightsTech Ned Sherman, Counsel/Director, Manatt Digital, Founder, Digital Media Wire
Paul Sweeting
Ned Sherman

Toward A Global View Of Rights

Like most forms of commerce today, the business of buying, selling, and licensing of rights is increasingly a global enterprise. But global commerce requires global intelligence. What is needed to...
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Mick Hayes
Vaughn Mckenzie-Landell

Featured Presentation

PRESENTER:  Sylvain Piat, Director of Business, CISAC
Sylvain Piat

The Enumerated Manuscript: Turning Names Into Numbers

Accurately and unambiguously identifying individual creative works and their attributes is critical to tracking their usage and availability on digital platforms. From metadata standards to globally unique identifiers, how are...
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Sylvain Piat
Mark Isherwood
Paul Jessop
3:00 pm-3:30 pm


What’s it Worth? Investing in Rights and Royalties

From securitized royalty streams to rights-tech M&A, rights an rights management are attracting growing interest from investors. What’s driving it? Which sectors are attracting capital? Can rights and royalties become...
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Céline Moille
Rana DiOrio

Follow the Money: Improving Transparency Into Usage Data, Earnings, and Royalty Payments for Copyrighted Works

The music business has its notorious “black box” money problem, but creators and licensors in many rights-based industries lack effective tools to track the money their works generate as it...
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Nermina Mumic
5:30 pm-6:30 pm


Copyright In The Digital Market

Assessing the impact of the EU Copyright Directive, in Europe and beyond PANELISTS: Matthias Hornschuh, Composer, GEMA Board member Jessica Sänger, Director for European and International Affairs, Börsenverein des Deutschen...
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Jessica Sänger
10:45 am - 11:15 am

Networking Break

The Future Of Collective Rights Management

What is the future of collective rights management and CMOs in an era of multi-territorial licensing and growing demands for transparency and privacy? PANELISTS: Wolfgang Senges, Strategies, Innovation & Project...
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Wolfgang Senges

Provenance, Authentication & Registration

From cloud computing to blockchain, technology is making it easier to register authorship and ownership, and to track the provenance and authenticity of creative works and collectibles. How and where...
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Mario Pena
12:45 pm-2:00 pm


Panel: Publishing On The Blockchain

Blockchain is a hot topic in the worlds of music, fine arts, and collectibles, but the publishing business has just begun to explore its possibilities. What could blockchain do for...
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Kirsten Sandberg
Sebastian Posth

Automated Licensing and Online Marketplaces

Global distribution platforms, user-generated content and new copyright rules are fueling a need for faster, more scalable systems for securing and clearing rights. How are rights holders responding? How much...
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3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

Networking Break

Panel: Managing Open Access

From scholarly and scientific research to museum collectives and archives the open-access movement is transforming how many types of information is published and made available. But “open access” can mean...
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What to Make Of Machine-Made Art

From painting to music and journalism works created all or in part by algorithm are increasingly entering the stream of commerce. But who (or what) is their author? Who is...
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5:30 pm -6:30 pm

Closing Reception