Copyright Infrastructure Webinars

This series of webinars on copyright infrastructure will feature a number of speakers from the public and private sector on a range of topics relevant to copyright infrastructure, such as metadata, identifiers, technology solutions and WIPO services.

The webinars are open to representatives of Member States and Observers, as well as the general public, and will be held approximately on a bi-weekly basis in the form of one-hour lunch events, including a presentation, followed by a Q&A session.

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Copyright Infrastructure Webinars

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The International Documentation on Audiovisual works (IDA) and rights data management in the audiovisual sector

October 26, 2022 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 15:00 Geneva time
This webinar will present rights data management in the audiovisual sector, including the International Documentation on Audiovisual works (IDA). IDA index is an international centralized database facilitating the identification of audiovisual works and rights holders. The purpose of IDA is to simplify the identification of audiovisual works on an internationally integrated basis and improve cross-border information exchanges by a local member CMO. IDA is a tool developed by the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC), and managed by one of the CISAC member French CMOs, Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD).

Cutting-edge Initiatives in the Private Sector to Improve Data Management

October 12, 2022 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time
This webinar will feature a brief introduction to initiatives of three private companies to improve data management with cutting-edge technologies. Verfi Media (USA) will present their data management services, including the Verifi Rights Data Alliance, which will streamline information collaboration for music catalogs throughout the digital value chain. PlayTreks (Belgium) will present their ALL IN ONE application to respond to the growing demand for transparency in the music industry, with features including blockchain-based NFT marketplace, music performance analytics and others. Startbahn (Japan), will present Startrail, the blockchain infrastructure that assures the reliability, authenticity and traceability of artworks by issuing NFTs for both physical and digital works.|Verifi Media; PlayTreks; Startbahn.

The Global Digital Service Data Exchange Project by a group of Asian Collective Management Organizations (CMOs)

September 14, 2022 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time
The webinar features the Global Digital Service Data Exchange Project, an initiative of several Asian CMOs operating in the music field. The objective is to develop a solution and workflow that enables easy and efficient data exchange processes with increased speed and frequency by cross referencing the musical work codes and digital service providers’ asset identifiers, so that each CMO may receive full and accurate payment for all their repertoire used on global digital services in foreign countries.

The Mechanical Licensing Collective

June 22, 2022 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time
This webinar will feature the Mechanical Licensing Collective (MLC), a non-profit Collective Management Organization (CMO) designated by the U.S. Copyright Office, and discuss how the MLC is addressing questions related to metadata. The MLC is administering blanket mechanical licenses to eligible streaming and download services in the United States, and has built a publicly accessible musical works database, as well as a portal that creators and music publishers can use to submit and maintain their musical works data.

Rights Data and Identifiers for Audiovisual Works

June 8, 2022 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time
This webinar will focus on identifiers for audiovisual works: the International Standard|Audiovisual Number (ISAN) and the Entertainment Identifier Registry Association (EIDR). ISAN is a voluntary numbering system and metadata schema for the identification of any audiovisual works and versions thereof, while EIDR is a universal identifier system for movie and television, whether commercial or non-commercial.|ISAN (International Standard Audiovisual Number) and EIDR|EIDR – A universal unique identifier for movie and television assets

Quansic and Its Matching Services

May 11, 2022 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time
This webinar will feature a perspective from Quansic, which offers metadata matching services further to requirements from platforms and other industry stakeholders. Quansic has developed artist data matching techniques and curates and enhances the data set of performers and songwriters.||Quansic - ISNI matching services

The International Standard Content Code (ISCC)

April 27, 2022 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time
This webinar will feature the International Standard Content Code (ISCC). The ISCC is an open and decentralized digital media identifier for multiple generic media-types (text, image, audio, video), designed for blockchain-based registration.||ISCC - Content Codes