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.
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.
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.
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