It's 2020: Do You Know What Rights You Hold? Best Practices for Managing Your Intellectual Property
As text, audio and video converge in new media, publishers face complex challenges to traditional rights models for their intellectual property. The conflict between publishers and Audible over speech-to-text is only the most recent in a series of cases that have pushed publishers to rethink their contracts, rights and royalties. This panel will explore best practices in emerging areas – including licensing single images, chapters and other permissions, and selling podcast rights alongside traditional audiobook rights – as well as strategies for quickly identifying new rights opportunities and markets not currently exploited. The participants will also discuss how to avoid violating the rights of other parties and to ensure that appropriate royalties are paid to all rights holders.
Scott Winner, CEO of Ingenta, is responsible for how Ingenta creates and delivers new intellectual property and content management services, for deploying its innovations to publishers and other information providers, and managing the overall operational execution. He has been driving technical solutions in publishing since 2004, including previous roles at Pearson Education, Amplify Learning, and McGraw-Hill. A practical innovator focused on providing near term value in pursuit of a larger vision, he holds both a BSCS and an MBA.
Jeffery Corrick, Director of Permissions at Penguin Random House, is currently a member of the BISG Rights Committee and “Rights Taxonomy” subcommittee. He began his publishing career in 1985 as a permissions assistant at Doubleday & Company, Inc., then spent the next 25 years as Artistic Director of NYC’s Wings Theatre, a non-profit, off-off Broadway company. During that time, he supported his theater habit by developing and maintaining rights management software for several NY publishing houses, including (pre-merger) Penguin, Random House, Bantam Doubleday Dell, Oxford University Press, and W.W. Norton. Jeff returned to publishing in 2004, working (simultaneously) part-time for both Penguin and Random House. He now serves as Director of Permissions for the combined company.
Cecilia de la Campa is the Executive Director, Global Licensing and Domestic Partnerships at Writers House, a leading full-service literary agency in New York with hundreds of bestselling and award-winning clients. She oversees the agency’s global licensing department as well as all domestic/media rights channels including audio, podcasting, film & television, stage & musical theater, and educational reprint licensing.
Howard W. Fisher, Managing Director, The Fisher Company, advises publishers on international mergers and acquisitions. He has experience in creating, developing, acquiring, and selling successful publishing companies both as an executive and advisor. Founded in 2002, the company has worked with more than 100 publishers in a strategic transaction advisory capacity around the world.
Lloyd J. Jassin, publishing and intellectual property attorney based in New York City, is coauthor of The Copyright Permission & Libel Handbook. His practice includes drafting and negotiating licensing agreements, trademark search and prosecution, prepublication review of manuscripts for libel and privacy issues, and consulting on publishing matters. His clients include authors, agents, literary estates, publishing industry professionals, trade organizations, book publishers, film and television producers. Before embarking on a career in law he was Director of Publicity for the Simon & Schuster General Reference Group. He is a member of the Trademark and Unfair Competition Committee of the City Bar of the City of New York. He also serves on the advisory board of The Beacon Press, an American non-profit book publisher founded in 1854.
Kris Kliemann, President of Kliemann & Company LLC, advises companies on strategies for maximizing reach and revenue generated from their publishing programs. Recent clients include American Chemical Society, Highlights for Children, Humble Bundle and more. Prior to forming her consulting firm, Kris was Vice President, Director, Global Rights, with Wiley Inc., where she led a large team of sales, marketing and operations members located in US, UK, and Asia. Before Wiley, Kris worked in a variety of publisher positions with responsibility for managing editorial, creative and marketing teams, in addition to rights. From Random House/Fodor’s Travel to Hyperion/Disney, to Farrar, Straus & Giroux, her experience enabled her to work on print and digital deals for wide range of authors with a broad spectrum of global companies. Kris is also the head of the Rights Committee for the Book Industry Study Group.
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