Copyright and Technology Conference

New York City

16 January 2019

Copyright and Technology NYC 2019 is the tenth annual one-day conference that focuses on the dramatic and fast-moving influences that technology has on copyright in the digital age. We are the unique forum where technologists, attorneys, media industry people, and public policy decision makers get together in the same room for intelligent dialog over current hot topics related to copyright and technology.

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Robert Sewell is CEO of SmartFrame. Rob has been a serial entrepreneur for over 20 years, having set up businesses within the music and entertainment, health and fitness,mobile phones and office supplies industries. His most recent venture is SmartFrame Technologies which under his leadership has grown to 22 FTE’s with offices in London, Berlin and Krakow. SmartFrame is a patent-pending, secure, embeddable, trackable and interactive digital image format that seeks to redefine the digital image standard.

Session: Rational Approaches to Online Image Licensing

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 4:00 – 5:00pm
Stock image agencies and Creative Commons licenses provide ways for people to get licenses to many images for use in published materials. But it’s still very easy to search the Internet for images and use them without even knowing their copyright status or license terms. In this session, we’ll discuss the possible carrots (convenient licensing frameworks) and sticks (enforcement) that can be used to solve this problem and the roadblocks that stand in the way.

Moderator: Jeff Sedlik, President & CEO, PLUS Coalition
Paul Melcher, Managing Director, Melcher System
Robert Sewell, CEO, SmartFrame
James Silverberg, Director of Litigation, The Intellectual Property Group, P.C.
Susan O’Connor, Director and Corporate Counsel, Getty Images