• Hollywood’s AI Concerns Present New and Complex Challenges for Legal Eagles to Untangle
    by rightstech on April 17, 2024 at 5:21 pm

    Few new technologies have been quite as foundation-shaking as generative AI. Apart from the head-snapping speed at which the technology has developed, it operates on such different principles from other information technologies as to challenge the very notion of creativity, and to defy traditional […]

  • AI Companies Get the Picture
    by Paul Sweeting on April 17, 2024 at 4:05 pm

    One of the biggest challenges facing copyright owners in grappling with the rapid development of generative AI technology, apart from a murky legal status, has been market failure, as discussed here in previous posts. The amount of existing material needed to train gen-AI models is so great, and […]

  • France’s Mistral AI seeks funding at $5 billion valuation
    by rightstech on April 17, 2024 at 3:40 pm

    French tech startup Mistral AI has been speaking to investors about raising several hundred million dollars at a valuation of $5 billion, The Information reported on Tuesday. It’s unclear which investors Mistral has spoken to about a new funding round, the report said, citing a person with direct […]

  • Reddit Reports Surge in Copyright-Related User Bans
    by rightstech on April 17, 2024 at 3:36 pm

    Reddit’s latest transparency report reveals that user bans for repeat copyright infringement skyrocketed in the last half of 2023. The company attributes the 258% increase to improved detection methods and increased operational capacity. The number of items that were removed from the site […]

  • MMF: Is the music industry gaslighting artists? 
    by rightstech on April 17, 2024 at 3:28 pm

    With Government oversight and input, the industry has now collectively agreed (although not yet implemented) voluntary Transparency and Data codes. However, for the MMF and other members of the Council of Music Makers (the Ivors Academy, the Featured Artists Coalition, the Music Producers Guild, […]

  • SEO Implications of Search Engines Morphing Into AI Chatbots
    by rightstech on April 17, 2024 at 3:23 pm

    While the big AI companies are delving into legal gray areas trying to find new sources of data for their Large Language Models, the situation for website operators and publishers is much more black and white. Traffic to websites is drying up — and a full-on drought could be about to hit, as […]

  • Hollywood writers’ remarkable victory matters for all workers. 
    by rightstech on April 16, 2024 at 7:59 pm

    The contract the Guild secured in September set a historic precedent: It is up to the writers whether and how they use generative AI as a tool to assist and complement—not replace—them. Ultimately, if generative AI is used, the contract stipulates that writers get full credit and […]

  • Universal Music Group Considering Legal Action Against TikTok
    by rightstech on April 16, 2024 at 7:53 pm

    For those who enjoy high-stakes showdowns between major media companies and tech giants, Universal Music Group vs. TikTok has been action-packed. But you might need a fresh bowl of popcorn for what’s next. According to multiple sources leaking details to Digital Music News, UMG has been flooding […]

  • A.I. Has a Measurement Problem
    by rightstech on April 16, 2024 at 7:41 pm

    There’s a problem with leading artificial intelligence tools like ChatGPT, Gemini and Claude: We don’t really know how smart they are. That’s because, unlike companies that make cars or drugs or baby formula, A.I. companies aren’t required to submit their products for testing before […]

  • The AI tools undermining our own eyes and ears
    by rightstech on April 16, 2024 at 7:38 pm

    Most deepfake images are quickly debunked. Audio is another story

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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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