Copyright for Startups

Edward Colleran (Copyright Clearance Center), Skott Klebe (Copyright Clearance Center)
Manage Duffy-Columbia
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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
  • COPIA
  • 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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