There have been some interesting developments in the UK and across the pond in recent months in the area of online content and intellectual property rights.
In the US a new company called NewsRight has launched with the investment of mainstream news outlets, which will track the use of online content and provide a marketplace for the arrangement of licensing or a non-financial return to be made to publishers.
Meanwhile, the UK is currently reviewing its intellectual property rights law on a much broader scale, which is likely to impact on the creative industries. There is now a proposal for a Digital Copyright Exchange on the table.
In this podcast we find out more about the current situation for online publishers in the UK from AOP chairman John Barnes and National Union of Journalists freelance organiser John Toner.
We also get a snapshot of the situation in the US by hearing directly from the chief executive of NewsRight, former president of ABC News David Westin.
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