On 9 December, RDI, the part-EU-funded digital copyright project, held a conference to showcase the significant innovation in managing copyright online it has developed over a two-year period. Thanks to the collaboration and support of project partners from the music, publishing, audiovisual, authors and image sectors , RDI’s work will revolutionize creators’ ability to express their rights online as well as B2B and B2C users’ ability to find content, use and re-use content. IFRRO is a contracting partner in the RDI Project
European Commission Senior Innovation Adviser Robert Madelin said: "The success of this project reaffirms the synergy in Europe between private brainwaves and modest tax-funded support. This has been a two-year journey of innovation to improve legitimate access to online content and help towards the creation of a Digital Single Market, one of the aims being to improve and widen people's access to cultural content online – thereby nurturing cultural diversity – while opening new opportunities for creators and the content industry.”
The interoperable data model tested in the project will support millions of micro-web transactions, that would otherwise need to be managed manually.
The RDI project will directly benefit:
• Anyone wishing to access and re-use online content easily and legally, whether individuals or businesses
• Anyone wishing to create, upload and build business models around online content, whether individuals or businesses
• Authors and individual professional artists of all types of online content wishing to make their work identifiable in machine-readable language
• Businesses wishing to improve the efficiency of their licensing and rights management departments
• Regulators working to improve licensing and to boost the digital economy
The RDI project partners (including IFRRO) now call on the creative sectors to integrate a rights’ data vision in their creations and right holdings to sustain and boost Europe’s cultural and creative assets on the web.
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