Copyright Licensing in the Digital Age

Last week, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office hosted a public meeting called “Facilitating the Development of the Online Licensing Environment for Copyrighted Works.” The centerpiece of this meeting was a description of the United Kingdom’s Copyright Hub, an attempt to create a database accessible from a plug-in in an Internet browser from which a user can immediately learn the author, origin and cost of licensing for a particular copyright worked. The presentation, led by Dominic Young, CEO of The Copyright Hub, and Caroline Boyd, a fellow Copyright Hub employee, discussed in detail the technology behind such a database and its overarching utility.

via Copyright Licensing in the Digital Age | PBS.