Copyright for Startups

Edward Colleran (Copyright Clearance Center), Skott Klebe (Copyright Clearance Center)
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Copyright was originally designed when type was still made out of lead. What do we need to know in today’s era of ebooks, multimedia, apps, and the cloud? After an overview of copyright concepts, we will focus on understanding how copyright applies to the issues of new media and new content delivery methods. We will talk about Creative Commons and noncommercial use, compare the borderless internet with the territoriality of copyright, and review some of the key cases that have shaped the application of copyright in the digital age.

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Edward Colleran

Copyright Clearance Center

Ed Colleran serves as the Senior Director of International Relations at Copyright Clearance Center (CCC), the world’s largest provider of copyright licensing solutions. He oversees strategic initiatives focused on CCC’s international activities—specifically, providing publishers around the world with new content licensing solutions and revenue-generating initiatives based on CCC’s products and services. Ed also provides the vision for the advancement of CCC’s digital rights management services and is a key contributor on other long-term strategic issues facing the information industry.

An industry veteran, Ed serves on several committees of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFFRO) and and currently serves on American Business Media’s policy and digital media councils. Ed was also a two-term member of the board of the Software and Information Industry Association (SIIA). He is a featured speaker and editorial contributor on issues such as navigating copyright requirements and the challenges and opportunities of managing content in a digital environment. A regular speaker at industry events, Ed has recently presented at the annual conferences of SSP, O’Reilly Media and SIIA as well as London Online.

A ten-year veteran at CCC, Ed has 25 years of experience in the communications and information industries. Before joining CCC, he served as vice president and managing director of Larry Miller Productions (now iXL, Inc.), a marketing communications firm.

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Skott Klebe

Copyright Clearance Center

Skott Klebe has worked in copyright and licensing technology for more than fifteen years. He was the architect of RightsLink, Copyright Clearance Center’s point-of-content licensing system, and is the inventor on several patents in the fields content and licensing.

  • Publishers Weekly
  • Ingram Content Group
  • codeMantra
  • Impelsys Inc.
  • SPi Global
  • Baker & Taylor
  • Blackboard
  • Bowker
  • Hewlett Packard
  • Innodata
  • Jouve North America
  • MarkLogic
  • Newgen KnowledgeWorks
  • Océ North America
  • Temis
  • Aptara
  • Atex
  • LibreDigital
  • Media Services Group
  • MarkLogic
  • Smashwords, Inc.

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