World Intellectual Property Organization

WIPO Information Seminar on Rights Management Information: Accessing Creativity in a Network Environment

(Geneva, September 17, 2007)

9.30 - 9.45 Welcome address
  • Mr. Michael Keplinger, Deputy Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), Geneva

9:45 - 10.15 Theme One:  Overview and Introduction to Rights Management Information (RMI): Identifiers and Licensing Information


10.15 - 10.45 Theme Two:  Use of RMI in the Online Delivery of Audiovisual Content


10.45 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 11.30 Theme Three:  Use of RMI in the Online Delivery of Music


  • Mr. F-X Nuttall, IT Consultant, International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), Paris [PDF]
  • Mr. Paul Jessop, Chief Technology Officer, Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA), Washington, D.C. [PDF]

11.30 - 12.00 Theme Four:  Use of RMI in the Online Delivery of Text-based Content


12.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 14.45 Theme Five:  Emerging Fields of Application for RMI: Search Engines and Users


14.45 - 15.15 Theme Six:  Rights Management Information: Current Issues in the Legal Framework


  • Mr. Andrés Guadamuz, Lecturer in E-commerce, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), University of Edinburgh [PDF]

15.15 - 15.45 Coffee Break
15.45 - 16.45 Roundtable Discussion: RMI, Interoperability and Standards
16.45 - 17.00 Closing

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