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RDI: Rights Data Integration

Rights Data Integration (RDI) is an exemplary implementation of a framework being developed by the Linked Content Coalition (LCC) to demonstrate how participants in the content supply chain can manage and trade rights for any and all types of usage across any and all types of content (physical, digital or abstract) in any and all media under any (or no) commercial model, and to support the provision of information to Users, some of which lead to the securing of licenses, some of which may be automated. The LCC has developed out of an earlier project as a response to Commissioner Neelie Kroes call for “Big Ideas for the Digital Agenda”. A significant constraint in the growth of the online content sector is the need for better solutions for discovering, licensing and delegating intellectual property rights, allowing potential users better information and access, and enabling creators and rightsholders to be properly rewarded. The development of a centralised platform to address the issue is not considered either practical or desirable. On the other hand, standardising the manner in which IP rights are expressed would lower barriers to entry to facilitate the development of a market for technology solutions: but it is not considered practical to replace existing rights metadata standards designed for individual media sectors with a single, all-encompassing standard. The proposed solution is to specify the essential standards framework for cross-media rights management and to encourage existing standards organisations to collaborate in creating interoperability and commonality using the LCC specifications. The unique and innovative feature of the LCC’s work is its Rights Reference Model which allows rights metadata for any kind of content to be integrated to any level of detail in a structure which is technology-neutral and extensible for future developments

Contact information

FARROW Andrew
UNION STREET 164/180
SE1 0LH LONDON
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel. +44 20 7620 4433
Fax.

Participants

Coordinator: RIGHTSCOM LIMITED, UNITED KINGDOM

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
RIGHTSCOM LIMITED UNITED KINGDOM
FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DES ORGANISATIONS DE DROITS DE REPRODUCTION AISB BELGIUM
EUROPEAN WRITERS' COUNCIL BELGIUM
PRODUCENTFORENINGEN-DANISH PRODUCERS' ASSOCIATION DENMARK
Coordination of European Picture Agencies Press Stock heritage FRANCE
MEDRA S.R.L. ITALY
EDISER SRL ITALY
CONSORZIO INTERUNIVERSITARIO CINECA ITALY
ALBUM ARCHIVO FOTOGRAFICO, S.L. SPAIN
AGE FOTOSTOCK SPAIN SL SPAIN
RIGHTSDIRECT BV THE NETHERLANDS
GETTY IMAGES (UK) LIMITED UNITED KINGDOM
EUROPE ANALYTICA LIMITED UNITED KINGDOM
CONSOLIDATED INDEPENDENT LIMITED UNITED KINGDOM

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