• Calvin Harris’ $100M Catalog Changes Hands
    by rightstech on July 19, 2024 at 8:28 pm

    DJ Calvin Harris sold his catalog that includes more than 150 songs and collaborations with some of the world’s biggest stars, including Rihanna, Dua Lipa, Sam Smith, Frank Ocean, Ariana Grande, Big Sean, Khalid, Pharrell Williams, and Travis Scott. Sony/ATV continued administration […]

  • Meta won’t release its multimodal Llama AI model in the EU
    by rightstech on July 19, 2024 at 8:24 pm

    Meta says it won’t be launching its upcoming multimodal AI model — capable of handling video, audio, images, and text — in the European Union, citing regulatory concerns. The decision will prevent European companies from using the multimodal model, despite it being released under an open […]

  • Japanese media say AI search infringes copyright, urge legal reform
    by rightstech on July 19, 2024 at 8:22 pm

    Artificial intelligence-powered search engines provided by U.S. tech giants like Google LLC and Microsoft Corp. likely infringe on copyright, an association run by Japanese mass media says. The Japan Newspaper Publishers and Editors Association, in a statement, called for companies operating such […]

  • ‘COPIED Act’ could make it unlawful to train AI using copyrighted material 
    by rightstech on July 17, 2024 at 6:46 pm

    Under the proposed law, this “content provenance information” would be embedded in digital forms of copyrighted material, and it would be unlawful to remove it or tamper with it, except in very limited cases where platforms are carrying out research to improve security. It would also be […]

  • Deepfake-detecting firm Pindrop lands $100M loan to grow its offerings
    by rightstech on July 17, 2024 at 6:26 pm

    The threat of deepfakes is growing as the AI tools to create them become widely accessible. There was a 245% increase in deepfakes worldwide from 2023 to 2024, an uptick spurred in part by coming election cycles, according to verification provider Sumsub. The trend, unsurprisingly, has been a […]

  • Apple, Nvidia, Anthropic Used Thousands of Swiped YouTube Videos to Train AI
    by rightstech on July 17, 2024 at 6:18 pm

    Subtitles from 173,536 videos, from 48,000 channels were used

  • Disney Music Group taps Audioshake for AI stem separation
    by rightstech on July 17, 2024 at 6:13 pm

    Disney Music Group is the latest label using AI startup Audioshake’s stem-separation technology for its catalogue. In DMG’s case, it’s to go back to recordings which don’t have stems available, and create them for sync licensing, remastering, spatial audio and other modern-day uses. The […]

  • YouTube Music testing AI-generated radio feature, adding a song recognition tool
    by rightstech on July 17, 2024 at 6:10 pm

    YouTube Music is introducing two new ways to boost song discovery on its platform. YouTube announced on Monday that it’s experimenting with an AI-generated conversational radio feature, and rolling out a new Shazam-like tool to help users discover the name of a song by singing, humming or playing […]

  • CCC Launches Collective Licensing for AI
    by rightstech on July 16, 2024 at 4:56 pm

    Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) has launched a collective licensing solution for the internal use of copyrighted materials in AI systems. The new service, which became available July 1, is an addition to CCC’s existing Annual Copyright Licenses (ACL) service and aims to provide a streamlined […]

  • Licensing Your Movie & TV Content for AI Training: Can You? Should You?
    by rightstech on July 15, 2024 at 5:51 pm

    As the most obvious advantage for library owners, granting training data licenses creates an additional revenue stream for existing programming. However, without suitable implementation, the potential cons for the licensing library owner include harming relationships with creative collaborators and […]

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RightsTech 2016 Audio Recordings from Panels and Keynotes

Thanks to all that attended Digital Media Wire and Concurrent Media’s inaugural RightsTech Summit in New York City! Whether you were in attendance or not, we are happy to provide you with audio of some of our panels and keynotes from the event. Special thanks to 3 Pillar Global for the recordings! RESTORING REGISTRATION TO THE COPYRIGHT EQUATION PANELISTS: Robert Norton, CEO,...
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The Inaugural RightsTech Summit: Forward-Thinking Optimism, With Few Music Publishers In Sight

Forbes reports “Dozens of technology, law and music professionals gathered at the Japan Society in New York on Tuesday for the inaugural RightsTech Summit, determined to brainstorm how partnerships between tech companies and content creators could drive smarter rights management and monetization. The resulting debates were notable as much for their innovation and optimism as for who was absent. During his keynote,...
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5 Questions With: PluraVida’s Sam Gilchrist

As part of a new interview series on Digital Media Wire’s industry news site, RightsTech Summit panelist Sam Gilchrist talks about PluraVida, payment settlements, rights management, distribution solutions and more. Check out the excerpt below and read the full post here. Digital Media Wire reports “PluraVida is an emerging company at the forefront of the RightsTech movement for digital content distributors, focused on...
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When Content Moves Faster Than The Money: Paul Sweeting Talks Rights Technology

If you think attribution when the term “Rights” comes up in the context of digital media, then you’re missing an important piece of the puzzle as far as how tech breakthroughs have impacted content distribution. On July 26, Digital Media Wire (DMW) will present a Rightstech Summit in NYC to address this blind spot. For now, let’s chat with panel...
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5 Questions With: Benji Rogers of PledgeMusic

As part of a new interview series on Digital Media Wire’s industry news site, RightsTech Summit keynote speaker Benji Rogers talks about PledgeMusic, the music industry, the blockchain and more. Check out the excerpt below and read the full post here. Digital Media Wire reports “PledgeMusic is a direct-to-fan music platform that enhances the fan-artist dynamic from the creation of...
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