Bill Rosenblatt

Bill Rosenblatt
President, GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies

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Bill Rosenblatt is president of GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies (www.giantstepsmts.com), a consulting firm whose clients include content providers and digital media technology companies. Bill bridges the gaps between business and technology in the digital media world. He brings content providers expertise in areas such as digital copyright, content management and distribution, cross-media strategy, content business models, and digital product strategy; and he provides technology vendors with market strategy, business development, and product management services. His publishing clients have included McGraw-Hill, Readers Digest, Pearson, Associated Press, Wolters Kluwer, Rodale, Houghton Mifflin, and Taylor & Francis.

Bill edits the blog Copyright and Technology and is program chair of the Copyright and Technology conferences in New York and London. He is author of the book Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology (Wiley, 2001) and several Nutshell Guides for O’Reilly & Associates.

Before founding GiantSteps in 2000, Bill was chief technology officer of Fathom, an Internet content and education company backed by Columbia University and other scholarly institutions. He has been a technology and new media executive at McGraw-Hill and Times Mirror Company, and he served as manager of strategic marketing for media and publishing at Sun Microsystems. He was also one of the architects of the Digital Object Identifier (DOI), a standard for online intellectual property identification.

Bill has been quoted in the New York Times, BusinessWeek, BookTech, Editor & Publisher, and other periodicals around the world, and he has spoken at conferences on five continents. He has lectured on digital copyright and media technology at several universities and law schools.

Bill has a B.S.E. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton, an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and executive education from Harvard and University of Southern California business schools.

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Session
Location: Duffy/Columbia
Bill Rosenblatt (GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies)
What rights do consumers get when they purchase eBooks? It turns out that the answer is not so simple, *even if eBooks are DRM-free*. And as reading goes digital, it's a growing concern for publishers and libraries as well as users. We'll explore this legal and technical ticking time bomb and what it will mean in the age of content in the cloud. Read more.
Location: Table 1
Bill Rosenblatt (GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies)

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