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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.

In order to receive announcements of future copyright infrastructure webinars and program updates, please subscribe to our mailing list by sending an e-mail to: copyright.infrastructure@wipo.int.

To participate in upcoming webinars, please register selecting the corresponding links below and you will receive a Zoom invitation.

Copyright Infrastructure Webinars

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Copyright infrastructure: lessons learned, challenges and opportunities

December 13, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

This webinar will take stock of the wealth of information and perspectives presented during this series of webinars since November 2021. Experts from the public and private sector across four continents will share and debate their vision on the evolution of the global copyright infrastructure. What are the roles of key stakeholders, including creative industries, technology companies, governments, international standards and other relevant organizations? What are the lessons learned, state-of-play and priorities for 2024? What needs to happen locally, regionally and globally?

ICMP – Global music publishers’ perspective on copyright infrastructure

September 27, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

The International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) represents national trade associations, companies and multinational music organizations worldwide. In this webinar, ICMP will present the music publishers’ perspective, focusing on metadata systems to ensure digital music usage is recognized, facilitating payment for creators, while shining a light on how these tools are applied by music publishers, and what the infrastructure-related challenges are.

The BMAT OS and SoundSys: building the future of the music industry

July 19, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

This webinar features BMAT's vision for a data-centric, industry-wide set of tools that empowers broadcasters, labels, and CMOs on their mission of distributing revenue to the rights holders in a transparent and accurate way, making sure the rights holders get paid. The webinar also presents SoundSys, a shared distribution system of sound recording performance rights revenue around the world, developed by BMAT and IFPI (International Federation of Phonogram and Videogram Producers), featuring MRSS, a Singaporean music licensing company, a user of SoundSys.

Project Nexus: A data matching project of PRS for Music

April 19, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

This webinar will feature “Project Nexus”, a data matching project implemented by the PRS for Music (the UK), a music CMO managing performing rights. The project aims to put the power of data back in the hands of creators, providing accuracy and transparency throughout the royalty chain and ensuring songwriters get the credit they are due.

WIPO Connect, Identifiers and Metadata

March 15, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

This webinar will present WIPO Connect, which is an IT solution, developed and offered by WIPO, aimed at facilitating the collective management of copyright and related rights, and including a local and a central module. WIPO Connect addresses a key concern of CMOs which is the correct management of the vast amounts of data and information that they collect about their members, their works and other creative contributions, and the webinar will also feature identifiers and metadata used in WIPO Connect.

The Role of Accurate Metadata Allocation and Proper Reporting in the European Music Streaming Market

January 18, 2023 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

This webinar will feature the European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers (GESAC)’s perspective as regards the current music streaming market and the role of metadata allocation and proper reporting for rights management, as one of the three main issues for authors and composers, as identified in the “Study on the place and role of authors and composers in the European music streaming market”, recently commissioned and published by GESAC.

Cutting-edge Initiatives in the Private Sector to Improve Data Management (2)

December 7, 2022 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

The webinar will feature initiatives of private companies using cutting-edge technologies to improve data management.||Imprimo is a Web3 double-sided platform for the visual arts that enables discovery through social connections while increasing transparency and trust across the art supply chain.|Further innovation in copyright infrastructure will be presented by UREEQA, which provides a secure, proprietary, blockchain enabled platform to help any creator to protect, manage, and monetize their works worldwide.||In the digital era, more new music is created and released worldwide than ever before, and this has created a rapidly expanding group of new creators who do not always fit the existing structures of the industry. This was the motivation for Family In Music, which will present its services, including MgNTa, a new identifier in the music industry to support and empower the new generation of creators.

Accessibility Metadata: A panel discussion organized by the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC)

November 23, 2022 Virtual (English)
13:00 - 14:00 Geneva time

The objective of this webinar is to shed light on accessibility metadata. The publishing industry embeds accessibility metadata in e-books and other online publications to describe the features that facilitate the reading experience for people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled. Four speakers will share their perspectives on how accessibility is being defined in international e-publishing standards, how metadata is embedded in publications, how libraries are using metadata to improve service to their users that are print disabled, and how these readers benefit from accessibility metadata.