Busy week at the Copyright Hub

It has been a busy week for our small team at the Copyright Hub!

On Monday we hosted our third workshop for the EU-funded ARDITO project. The event, “Managing Value in Published Content” was held in London, and was attended by over 50 people from all walks of the creative sector – publishing, images, audiovisual -as well as others from the wider business community.

Workshop Panel

ARDITO is all about creating tools that allow small and medium businesses to better exploit their intellectual property online. Our partners in this project showed off some of the things they have built to support their clients in their fields of expertise: Album for images, mEDRA for publishing and Icontact for ebooks.

We also had some lively discussion during the breakout groups, on online publishing; standards; the music and video ecosystem; and images in publishing.

Participants break into groups

The Copyright Hub’s Honorary President, Richard Hooper, closed proceedings with a challenge to get even more implementations of the Copyright Hub online in the coming months.

On Tuesday we attended the excellent Charles Clark lecture delivered by EU Vice President Andrus Ansip, and were delighted to hear him mention his test use of ARDITO and call it the way forward by using micro-licensing. Following that event we held another Hub meetup at the Lamb Pub in Holloway, joined by our European colleagues, some of our board members and other copyright fans. It was a great evening of beer, pizza and copyright chat.

Beer, pizza and copyright

On Wednesday, in the context of the London Book Fair, our CEO Caroline Boyd took part in a discussion about the role of rights and licensing in publishing, with Tracy Armstrong, CEO of the Copyright Clearance Center.

And next week, we will have a room at this year’s fotofringe to talk about the work the Hub is doing and how it can help photographers in this time of change and upheaval. Be sure to join us there to find out more!