What’s New Copyright?

Edward Colleran (Copyright Clearance Center), Ned May (Outsell)
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This session will talk about the newest trends in practice and management of copyright, rights, and licensing of content as it pertains to producers and consumers of copyrighted material. The session will also give an update on various copyright issues that could impact our industry.

Session Highlights:

  • Learn about how organizations are finding innovative ways to generate revenue within rights and licensing while delivering quality content
  • New technologies impact on licensing including mobile solutions
  • Hear of successful case studies.
  • Get updated on current legal issues and activities, and learn how international copyright affects your business.
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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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Ned May


In his capacity as Vice President, Ned May is the lead analyst for Outsell’s analytic coverage and advisory services focused on the Search, Aggregation & Syndication market. His research centers on the myriad ways in which digital content is aggregated and consumed. Ned serves as an executive-level advisor and consultant to clients on issues impacting all facets of the market, including the money flows around online advertising, content syndication, and copyright, and the delivery platform challenges across the tethered web and new mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, and e- readers.

Ned is regularly quoted in the mainstream press, has been featured on PBS’ Nightly Business Report and FoxBusiness.com, and has spoken at many industry events including O’Reilly’s Tools of Change, Book Expo America, AAP’s General Meeting, SIIA’s NetGain, and the Innovation in Education Summit sponsored by the McGraw Hill Foundation. Ned has authored many reports on e-book related topics, including a recent worldwide e-book market overview.

  • 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.

For information on exhibition and sponsorship opportunities at the conference, contact Sharon Cordesse at scordesse@oreilly.com

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