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Posts Tagged ‘Chris Kenneally’

What the Creative Rights Caucus Means for App Developers

At the Digital Hollywood conference in Los Angeles last week, the nonprofit Copyright Clearance Center (CCC)  held a panel discussion about “Copyright, Content & Congress.”

Amelia Wang, the chief of staff for U.S. Representative Judy Chu, talked about the Creative Rights Caucus initiative that Congresswoman Chu helped create. CCC’s Chris Kenneally asked how the caucus would help creators, and received an app-specific example from Wang. Check it out:

the congresswoman serves on the House IP subcommittee and when the SOPA debate was happening, she was right in the middle of the whole thing. During this debate, she noticed that the voice of the creator, the individual creator, was not heard or understood. So she saw this need to advocate for their rights, specifically. The caucus – basically the core principle is protecting creative rights. The congresswoman also sees an opportunity to stress that creators are where innovation begins. Technology cannot exist without creative works or vice versa. Truly, it’s a symbiotic relationship … Take, for instance, app developers, who basically create in the tech space. With the dramatic growth of this industry, they too have now become increasingly concerned about protecting their IP – intellectual property. At the end of the day, we can all agree that protecting creators’ rights is in the best interest of everyone. It’s of upmost importance. It drives American ingenuity and creates jobs. In the creative sector alone, it creates 5.1 million jobs.

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Forrester Analyst James McQuivey Says Digital Reading Revolution Is Here

James McQuivey, VP, Principal Analyst at Forrester Research, thinks that 2010 has been the year of eReaders and he thinks the digital reading revolution is under way.

In a podcast interview with Chris Kenneally from Beyond the Book, McQuivey pointed out that by the end of the year there will be 10 million eReaders in people’s hands in the U.S. and about the same amount of tablets in people’s hands,

“So much of what happens in any digital media revolution –whether we are looking at music which happened several years ago, or books which is happening right now– is that you first need to have a base of devices that makes it easy for people to consume their favorite content,” said McQuivey.

McQuivey went on to point out that despite the fact that eReaders have been around for a few years, 2010 was really the year of mass adoption in eReaders led by the launch of the iPad and the rapidly maturing eReader business and price wars.

Follow this link to hear the whole podcast.