RDI Project develops commercial applications for online licensing

The digital copyright project Rights Data Integration (RDI), which is part-EU-funded, is working to make it possible for any user to find out anything about any rights information on any online content  and looks set to result in real commercial implementations.

Speaking at a conference in Brussels on 19 November to update delegates on progress on RDI, MEP Emma McClarkin said: “Copyright is at the heart of all our work on the digital agenda within the European institutions. We want the best content possible for the European Union. We need online business models to work for creators so they can make a living whilst producing the diversity in content, language, specialisations and formats that enriches European society. We need to make sure that regulators are aware of projects like RDI and that these initiatives are supported and widely deployed.”

RDI is half way through a two-year project jointly funded by the European Union and media industry partners to enable and encourage greater legitimate use of all types of digital content.

Speakers' presentations as well as the press release are now available on the RDI website.