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Official video of "Upgrading the Internet" conference is out!

September 16, 2018

The ARDITO project officially came to a close at the end of June, when our partners showcased their main achievements and services developed at a final conference called "Upgrading the Internet".

 

We are now excited to share a new video from the event with you here!

 

You will hear snapshots from the partners explaining how collaborative projects like ARDITO empower both users and creators on the internet. The keynote speaker MEP Virkkunen also highlighted how such services are key to developing a functioning Digital Single Market in the EU.​

We enabled the ARDITO services on the video itself, to let you see how easily they let users access rights information on objects found online. You will be able to see ARDITO live just by installing the Copyright Hub plug-in and right-clicking on the video, and you will see the rights data retrieved on your screen.

ARDITO releases new tools!

July 26, 2018

ARDITO partners have developed a suite of tools and services that simplifies the connection between content creators and users. Content users must constantly be aware of possible copyright infringements, permissions, licenses and reuse conditions before using content. However, content users require a fast, easy way to connect with creative content and its rights.

 

ARDITO aims to make that connection easier, faster, and more efficient with a new suite of tools developed for Images, Publishing, e-Book publishing, Video, and Multimedia use. Check out ARDITO’s new suite of tools and get started as a user or a rightholder now!

ARDITO hosts successful final conference ‘ARDITO: Upgrading the Internet’ in Brussels on Tuesday 19 June

June 20, 2018

The ARDITO project hosted its final conference ‘ARDITO: Upgrading the Internet’ in Brussels on Tuesday 19 June.

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To open the event, Angela Mills-Wade (Director at Europe Analytica) and Paola Mazzucchi (ARDITO Project Manager) introduced to the audience to the ARDITO project and its main objective, which is to connect the consumer and rightsholders in the digital world. 'Let’s use the internet for what it is really good at,' said Mills-Wade, and she presented the idea of upgrading the digital domain from copyright to eCopyright.

The Finnish MEP Henna Virkkunen followed, giving a vibrant keynote speech and putting ARDITO into the broader context of digitisation and innovation in the European Digital Single Market. She complimented the achievements that ARDITO has made possible and agreed that ARDITO is no longer just a project, but a readily available service. She called for innovation-friendly and technology-neutral regulation, to allow for legal certainty and encourage investment in education, research and skills.

 

ARDITO project partners showcased their innovative tools and services to manage rights data of creative content, including watermarking, digital fingerprinting and Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs). These are designed to help users find out about rights permissions directly from the content they have discovered, no matter where it is discovered on the Internet. They highlighted the diverse applications of such services for all stakeholders in different sectors, from publishing to audiovisual, and especially their potential uses for SMEs. A Q&A session was held to close the presentation.

 

A final panel discussion looked into the potential impact that these tools may have on the rights permission systems and copyright system at the EU level. They concluded that several tools and services are now provided for eCopyright, and there is now the need to educate critical users.

 

For more updates on the project, please subscribe to our newsletter here or get in touch us here ardito@europe-analytica.com

 

Presentations are also available on our website here:

  • ARDITO introduction (Paola Mazzucchi, Business Development Manager at mEDRA, Angela Mills-Wade, Director at Europe Analytica)

  • Copyright Hub (Daniel Mermelstein, Project Manager)

  • Album (Sergi Griñó, Director),

  • Icontact (Huub van de Pol, Founder)

  • b<>com (Gaëtan Le Guelvouit, Manager of the Digital Trust & Identity Lab)

  • mEDRA (Paola Mazzucchi, Business Development Manager)

 

You can look back on the main moments on Twitter here.

 

 

Henna Virkkunen keynote speaker at "ARDITO: Upgrading the Internet" on 19 June in Brussels

June 11, 2018

​All ARDITO project partners will be glad to welcome you to our final conference “ARDITO: Upgrading the Internet”, which will be held next week on 19 June (14.00) at the Thon Hotel Brussels City Centre (Avenue du Boulevard 17, 1210 Bruxelles).

 

To reserve your seat at the event, please follow this link

ARDITO’s objective is to fill the gap in the digital content value network (CVN) and connect online content to rights information by building a complementary digital rights data network (RDN).

The event will feature the Finnish MEP Henna Virkkunen as keynote speaker. She was the rapporteur for last year's European Parliament assessment of online platforms and illegal content.   
 
Her opening address will be followed by presentations by all ARDITO project partners. They will be showcasing their innovative tools which are designed to help users find out about rights permissions directly from the content they have discovered, no matter where it is discovered on the Internet.  A Q&A session will be held to close the presentation
 
A final panel will look into the potential impact that these tools may have on the rights permission systems and copyright system at the EU level. 
 
Light refreshments will be served before the conference, and a networking reception will close up the day. 
  
Do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you have any questions on the above. 

See you on the 19th of June and make sure to save your seat

 

*ARDITO is a Horizon 2020-funded project, Grant agreement n. 731760 
Project partners are: ALBUM (ES), Associazione Italiana Editori (IT), b<>com (FR), Europe AnalyticaIcontact (NL), The Copyright Hub (UK), mEDRA (IT) 

ARDITO to host its final conference in Brussels on 19 June

May 16, 2018

The EU co-funded ARDITO project* is coming to the end of its journey and will hold a final conference in Brussels on 19 June 2018, where our innovative tools will be presented by our project partners.  

These tools are designed to help users find out about rights permissions directly from the content they have discovered, bearing in mind that the content is available wherever it is discovered on the Internet. This is because ARDITO is using permanent identifiers, such as watermarks and DOI technology applied to rights declarations (so called Digital Rights Holder Statements), which connect users with rights and licensing data.  

 

A full agenda and list of speakers will be announced soon. Meanwhile, make sure to save your seat here: https://arditofinalconference.eventbrite.co.uk.  

 

*Horizon 2020-funded project, Grant agreement n. 731760 

ARDITO receives Commissioner VicePresident Ansip visit during the London Book Fair

April 11, 2018

ARDITO project partners participated to yet another book fair, and this time in London with a very special guest. Our Italian project partner, mEDRA, had the chance to present to the Vice-President of the European Commission, Andrus Ansip, how our tools connect the users with the rightsholders, and how we support creators and SMEs in the creative sectors.  

This was received with great enthusiasm by the VP Commissioner as during his speech for the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture he mentioned how impressed he’d been with the ARDITO project and that these innovative tools were the way forward. 

ARDITO hosts successful workshop ‘Managing Value in Published Content’ in London

April 10, 2018

Press release – ARDITO hosts successful workshop ‘Managing Value in Published Content’ on the eve of London Book Fair on Monday April 9

​London

ARDITO, co-funded by the EU as part of Horizon 2020 programme, held its third well attended workshop on the eve of the London Book Fair. The event took place on Monday 9 April 2018 and focused on “Managing Value in Published Content”.

The final workshop focused on the ARDITO tools and connecting content with permissions information in the context of existing publishing processes, and an open discussion session followed afterwards. The event kicked-off with an introduction to the ARDITO tools and on how ARDITO works for content consumers. Speakers included Michael Healy (Copyright Clearance Center), Paul Keller and ARDITO project partners, Sergi Griñó (Director, Album), Paola Mazzuchi (Business Development Manager, mEDRA) and Huub van de Pol (Founder, Icontact).

 

This was followed by breakout discussions session which looked into: a) online publishing including newspaper and magazine content, b) publishing images and third party content c) how standards underpin innovation and d)the ecosystem for the consumer/creator; music and video. After summarising the groups discussion, the event was concluded by an intervention of The Copyright Hub’s Honorary President, Richard Hooper.

Presentations are available on our website here: Copyright Hub, Icontact, mEDRA and Album.

 

For more information on the discussions, please subscribe to our newsletter here

 

 


 

Background:

 

​Co-funded by the European Union Project Horizon 2020, ARDITO is all about providing simple tools and services to support SMEs in the creative content sector to find new business ideas though monetising the re-use of their content. In fact over 85% of all actors in the creative industries sector are small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), many of which are employing fewer than ten people but contributing enormous value to the digital value network.

 

The vision of ARDITO is to automate the exchange of information about rights to any content type, between the owners of the content and users especially small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This will be done through a connected network of data - which we call the Rights Data Network.

 

ARDITO will fill the gap in the digital content value network and connect online contents to rights information, by building a complementary digital rights data network (RDN). It does not start from scratch: it builds upon an earlier European Union co-funded project, the Rights Data Integration (RDI) Project (www.rdi-project.eu) which was a project that tested the technical framework developed by the Linked Content Coalition (www.linkedcontentcoalition.org)*. The RDI Project demonstrated unequivocally how such a Rights Data Network could implement the LCC framework; and the Copyright Hub has provided a first implementation of how this works in practice.

 

​The ARDITO project phase has a total duration of 18 months, and kicked off in January 2017. The project is structured into five work packages with clear deliverables - details of which can be found on our website www.ardito-project.eu together with information about the partners.

 

Contacts for more information about the project: ardito@medra.org and angela.mills-wade@europe-analytica.com

 

ARDITO Project partners:

 

​ALBUM: www.album-online.com     Associazione Italiana Editori: www.aie.it

b<>com: b-com.com                          Europe Analytica: www.europe-analytica.com

Icontact: www.icontact.nl                  The Copyright Hub: www.copyrighthub.org

mEDRA: www.medra.org

 

​* The Linked Content Coalition (LCC) is a not-for-profit global consortium of standards bodies and registries. LCC members are organizations who create and manage data standards associated with content of one or more types, particularly for identifiers, metadata and messaging.

ARDITO hosting 9 April workshop on the eve of the London Book Fair

March 25, 2018

The EU co-funded ARDITO project will hold its 3rd ARDITO workshop on Monday 9 April 2018 which focuses on “Managing Value in Published Content” to tie in with the London Book Fair taking place that week.

The focus will be on the ARDITO tools and connecting content with permissions information and there will be an open discussion session afterwards. Confirmed speakers include Michael Healy (Copyright Clearance Center), Paul Keller (Kennisland) and ARDITO project partners, Sergi Griñó (Director, Album), Anna Lionetti (Metadata manager, mEDRA) and Huub van de Pol (Founder, Icontact).


Please find more information on the programme and registration here.

ARDITO showcase at EU Council Presidency conference

March 08, 2018

On 15 March, our project will be represented at a conference on intellectual property organised by the EU Council Presidency in Sofia, Bulgaria. The presentation will show how ARDITO tools are optimising technologies to manage rights in the Digital Single Market. Angela Mills Wade, Chairman of Europe Analytica, will start with a political overview and context of innovative projects like ARDITO which are practical in focus and impact the future of rights management. This will be followed by a presentation by Anna Lionetti, Metadata manager of mEDRA, on how ARDITO tools can be implemented by SMEs, in order to facilitate rights data availability and discoverability. For more information on the agenda and conference, please see here.

ARDITO project presented at Department of Commerce’s conference in Alexandria, Virginia (USA)

January 21, 2018

ARDITO project partners, Copyright Hub and mEDRA, will be speaking at the conference Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works organised by the Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force.

 

The conference is the second public meeting presenting initiatives to advance the digital market place for creative content. On 25 January, ARDITO will be showcased as EU-funded, cross industry initiative focused on developing practical tools to be used by businesses in the creative sector in order to support the legal use and re-use of content.

 

Our partner mEDRA will seat in the panel session Global perspectives, where panellists will present initiatives in their respective countries and discuss how technology can enhance the use and re-use of creative works, and the role of government.

 

For more information on the agenda, registration or how to follow it online please follow the link here.

 

 If you are interested in the presentations and other follow-up from the conference, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter here.

ARDITO hosts successful workshop ‘Control your content in the digital market place’ at Rome Book Fair

December 10, 2017

December 11 2017

 

Press release – ARDITO hosts successful workshop ‘Control your content in the digital market place’ at Rome Book Fair Friday 8 December 2017

 

​Rome

ARDITO, co-funded by the EU as part of Horizon 2020 programme, held its second well attended workshop at the Rome Book Fair Più libri più liberi. The event focused on innovative new ARDITO enabled tools being developed to help monetise the reuse of text publishing, and increasingly more and more multi-media content. Latest developments introduced ARDI – a new Digital Rightsholder Statement and how an eCopyright symbol, human and machine readable can support web licensing of multi-media content.

 

This second workshop was a chance for creative content providers and organisations to get together through a panel discussion and breakout sessions to:

 

  • Understand how ARDITO will support monetising the re-use of creative content on the Internet.

  • An opportunity to test and give feedback on the ARDITO tools and how they will enable text and multimedia publishers to advance in managing their content throughout supply chains.

  • Find out more about the project and the specific technologies being developed

 

The panel discussed how ARDITO tools are now being developed and where users can find out about permissions directly from the content they have discovered.

Break out discussion groups focused on eBooks, ARDI - the Digital Rightsholder Statements and the eCopyright symbol for Multimedia Content with moderators Huub van de Pol (Director and Founder, Icontact), Giulia Marangon from the Italian Publishers Association (AIE) and Anji Clarke (Consultant & Lecturer, i-Publishing).

 

During his presentation, Huub van de Pol highlighted that ‘our ARDITO enabled BooXtream e-book watermarking tool enables personal ebooks, traceable ebooks, less illegal copying, reduced piracy and improved accessibility’.

 

Caroline Boyd (COO, The Copyright Hub) added, ‘ARDITO is making it really easy for people to do the right thing, from content owners through publishers and content re-users’.


The second workshop was a great success and ARDITO is already looking forward to the third, to be held in London on 9 April which will showcase ARDITO tools’ impact on different markets.

 

Presentations are available on our website here: Copyright Hub, Icontact, mEDRA and Publishers’ Licensing Services.

 

For more information on the discussions, please subscribe to our newsletter here.

 

Background:

 

​Co-funded by the European Union Project Horizon 2020, ARDITO is all about providing simple tools and services to support SMEs in the creative content sector to find new business ideas though monetising the re-use of their content. In fact over 85% of all actors in the creative industries sector are small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), many of which are employing fewer than ten people but contributing enormous value to the digital value network.

 

The vision of ARDITO is to automate the exchange of information about rights to any content type, between the owners of the content and users especially small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This will be done through a connected network of data - which we call the Rights Data Network.

 

ARDITO will fill the gap in the digital content value network and connect online contents to rights information, by building a complementary digital rights data network (RDN). It does not start from scratch: it builds upon an earlier European Union co-funded project, the Rights Data Integration (RDI) Project (www.rdi-project.eu) which was a project that tested the technical framework developed by the Linked Content Coalition (www.linkedcontentcoalition.org)*. The RDI Project demonstrated unequivocally how such a Rights Data Network could implement the LCC framework; and the Copyright Hub has provided a first implementation of how this works in practice.

 

​The ARDITO project phase has a total duration of 18 months, and kicked off in January 2017. The project is structured into five work packages with clear deliverables - details of which can be found on our website www.ardito-project.eu together with information about the partners.

 

Contacts for more information about the project: ardito@medra.org and angela.mills-wade@europe-analytica.com

 

ARDITO Project partners:

 

​ALBUM: www.album-online.com     Associazione Italiana Editori: www.aie.it

b<>com: b-com.com                          Europe Analytica: www.europe-analytica.com

Icontact: www.icontact.nl                  The Copyright Hub: www.copyrighthub.org

mEDRA: www.medra.org

 

​* The Linked Content Coalition (LCC) is a not-for-profit global consortium of standards bodies and registries. LCC members are organizations who create and manage data standards associated with content of one or more types, particularly for identifiers, metadata and messaging.

Save the date - ‘Control your content in the digital market place’ workshop in Rome on 8 December

November 09, 2017

The EU co-funded ARDITO project will hold its second workshop at the Rome Book Fair Book Più libri più liberi. The event will focus on text publishing and tools that are now being developed and where users can find out about permissions directly from available content they have discovered. The event will also hold breakout discussion groups that will deliberate on e-books, digital rights holder statements and multi-media content.

 

This second workshop is a chance for innovative content providers and organisations to:

·         Understand how this will support monetizing the re-use of creative content on the Internet

·         Find out about the project and the technologies used

·         An opportunity to test and give feedback on the ARDITO tools with little or no technical input

 

Save the date of 8 December and join us in Rome! 

Please find more information on the programme and registration here.

Project partners showcase ARDITO at Frankfurt Book Fair

October 19, 2017

On 10 October, ARDITO partners Icontact and mEDRA participated as speakers to the 39th International Supply Chain Seminar organised by EDItEUR at the Frankfurt Book Fair. This yearly conference gathers several professionals from any branches of the publishing industry, and focuses on standards for content, metadata and identification, and the data flows along the physical and digital supply chains.

 

Huub van de Pol (Icontact) and Anna Lionetti (mEDRA) presented the ARDITO project, highlighting the underlying vision and context, and its main goals for the Creative Cultural Industries. At first, participants were given an overview on how ARDITO can facilitate rights clearance and licensing on images, audio-visual products and textual content. Then, Anna Lionetti showed the potential of the application of the DOI to digital rightsholder statement, enabling themto link the declaration of IP rights on their books and e-books directly to the content asset through the DOI resolution.

 

Huub van de Pol followed with the presentation of the watermarking system BooXtream and its extensions developed in the ARDITO project: BooXtream supports licensing information for e-books embedded in the watermark of the e-book file itself, and has been extended with extra features supporting the fingerprinting of e-book fragments. A common use case is that a user can upload an ebook that is ‘found in the wild’ to the ARDITO and enables the Copyright Hub services in order to retrieve the rights and licensing information. Alternatively, users of the Copyright Hub web browser plug-in can select a text fragment on a website and have the ARDITO services find the related e-book source that contains the text and displays the rights and licensing information.

 

For more information on the above please see the presentations here: mEDRA and Icontact.

 

In another event at the Frankfurt Book Fair, mEDRA gave a presentation at the ‘Espresso for the mind’session on Thursday 12. The innovation pitch was held in the new The Arts+ area of the fair, dedicated to innovative ideas for the content sector and to services at the intersection of creativity and technology. Anna Lionetti presented the opportunities offered by ARDITO to the Creative Cultural Industries, highlighting the value of the cross-sector scope of ARDITO, that can connect with other innovation activities carried on in the content sector. She showed the potential of the tools that ARDITO is developing, with practical uses cases about the communication of rights and license information for the image.

 

If you want to participate in more discussions about the ARDITO project, you can find us on 8 December at the Rome Book Fair. Please subscribe to our news alerts for more information on our upcoming events.

Press release - Copyright licensing made easier: ARDITO brings together the audiovisual and the image sectors to discuss the use of technology to facilitate licensing

September 21, 2017

Barcelona

In the midst of the heated European debate on adapting copyright law to the digital environment, the EU co-funded project ARDITO brought together the video/audiovisual and image sectors in Barcelona on 22 September to discuss how to use technology to connect creative content with rights information across the internet, with the goal to create a true digital market place for copyright protected content.

Project partners Album, b<>com and the Copyright Hub presented the tools being developed as part of the project in technical work-streams, and where users can find out about permissions directly from content they have discovered, bearing in mind that the content is available wherever it is discovered on the Internet because ARDITO is using identifiers that cannot be stripped, such as watermarks and digital fingerprints technologies.

Richard Hooper, Honorary President, The Copyright Hub Foundation, said “Owners of copyright, creators, ought to be paid properly for their works – especially when it is reused. Central to our vision is that good quality data facilitates licensing, but we must improve data with unique identifiers for copyright work and licences, and ARDITO supports this vision”. 

Building on existing e-infrastructures, rights data standards and identifiers ARDITO will accelerate the development of the Rights Data Network, in three key ways:

  • Optimising a range of content identification technologies (watermarks, content recognition, DOIs) for use in the Rights Data Network,

  • Integrating them into the Copyright Hub ecosystem,and

  • Developing new services, ready to bring to the market.

 

Sergi Grino, CEO Album, led a discussion group on image identifiers and metadata focussing on how to overcome metadata stripping to lead the final user to the copyright holder.  He said: “Current image files formats do not allow preventing metadata stripping, but content recognition technologies can address this problem by identifying assets without the need of embedded metadata”.

Gaëtan Le Guelvouit, Lab manager, b<>com, said « digital watermarking and visual search are the tools of choice to create a persistent link between a digital content asset and its ID, this will allow for format conversion and sharing of content while the metadata will remain intact».

 

Background:

Co-funded by the European Union Project Horizon 2020, ARDITO is all about providing simple tools and services to support SMEs in the creative content sector to find new business ideas though monetising the re-use of their content. In fact over 85% of all actors in the creative industries sector are small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), many of which are employing fewer than ten people but contributing enormous value to the digital value network.

The vision of the ARDITO project is to automate the exchange of information about rights to any content type, between the owners of the content and users especially small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). This will be done through a connected network of data - which we call the Rights Data Network.

ARDITO will fill the gap in the digital content value network and connect online contents to rights information, by building a complementary digital rights data network (RDN). It does not start from scratch: it builds upon an earlier European Union co-funded project, the Rights Data Integration (RDI) Project (www.rdi-project.eu) which was a project that tested the technical framework developed by the Linked Content Coalition (www.linkedcontentcoalition.org)*. The RDI Project demonstrated unequivocally how such a Rights Data Network could implement the LCC framework; and the Copyright Hub has provided a first implementation of how this works in practice.

The ARDITO project has a total duration of 18 months, and kicked off in January 2017. The project is structured into five work packages with clear deliverables - details of which can be found on our website www.ardito-project.eu together with information about the partners.

Contacts for more information about the project: ardito@medra.org and angela.mills-wade@europe-analytica.com

ARDITO Project partners:

ALBUM: www.album-online.com      Associazione Italiana Editori: www.aie.it
b<>com: b-com.com                          Europe Analytica: www.europe-analytica.com
Icontact: www.icontact.nl                   The Copyright Hub: www.copyrighthub.org
mEDRA: www.medra.org

* The Linked Content Coalition (LCC) is a not-for-profit global consortium of standards bodies and registries. LCC members are organizations who create and manage data standards associated with content of one or more types, particularly for identifiers, metadata and messaging.

ALDUS presents ARDITO business case

September 18, 2017

The European Bookfairs' Network (ALDUS) has published an article presenting the business case of ARDITO. You can read the article on the ALDUS website, here.

Save the date - Important workshop in Barcelona on 22 September

July 16, 2017

The EU co-funded ARDITO project will hold is first workshop in Barcelona on 22 September. It will focus on how the use of technologies such as digital fingerprinting, watermarking, for video and images, as resolvable identifiers will contribute to connecting all types of creative content with rights information across the internet. A later workshop in December will focus specifically on text publishing. The workshop will also provide a broader policy perspective on how ARDITO will contribute to achieving the Digital Single Market.

 

Save the date 22 September and join us in Barcelona!  Sign up now, programme and registration is at: http://bit.ly/2u1QFwe

Our vision is that a user or a machine on the Internet should be able to find out directly how to use content.  If content can be identified, we can find where to ask for permission. Your organisation’s use cases will help to support and develop further this vision.

ARDITO online meet up focuses on digital fingerprinting and handling rights for mixed media

July 06, 2017

On 22 June the ARDITO partner Copyright Hub organised an online meet-up with the Copyright Hub User group software implementers and with the ARDITO partners  and discussed how integration with the Copyright Hub works for clients, potential uses cases and further involvement.

                       

ARDITO partners presented their specific areas:

 

Images & Video:

  • ALBUM presented content recognition by digital pattern matching (link to the presentation).

  • b<>com presented the Ultra Marker technology for video watermarking compatible with 4K, HFR, HDR, stereo 3D etc. (link to the presentation)

 

Text & Publishing:

  • Icontact presented BooXtream ebook watermarking to carry and deliver ebook rights information using watermarks (link to the presentation)

  • mEDRA presented how content can be connected to rights data using web resolvable content IDs based on DOI technology (link to the presentation)

The Copyright Hub's User Group of software implementers also presented:

  • Abbie Enock (CEO of Capture) spoke about Capture Vault where people can upload their content and get it into the Copyright Hub; also about Capture Desk, an invaluable tool for identifying content and getting permissions, which recognises Hub content.

  • Andrea Stern (the MOCA) told us about the experience of getting Oxford University Images into the Hub and integrating licensing into their own ecommerce system. working with 20/20 software

  • Anji Clarke told us about Creative Licensing and the Ron Burton site (try it out on www.ronburtonphotographer.com)

 

Two topics for further discussion were identified at the meet-up:

 

- Use of digital fingerprinting for images in the cultural sector

- Handling rights for mixed media; e.g. images in text.

 

These two topics will be discussed further at the ARDTO workshops that will be organised on 22 September in Barcelona and in December (date and place tbc).

ARDITO demonstrates at Tempo de Libri how the fingerprinting and watermarking of creative content helps SMEs to protect and monetise their work

April 19, 2017

The ARDITO project, co-funded by the EU’s Horizon2020, was showcased to a packed seminar room at the first “Tempo Di Libri” in Milan on 20th April. For more information on the event please visit the events page here.

The Importance of being ARDITO

March 23, 2017

In the last 20 years the volume of digital creative content circulating has increased significantly, posing some crucial questions about the use of digital rights and the way that copyright protected content is currently reused.  In this context, the vision of ARDITO (Access to Rights Data via Optimization of Identification Technologies), the project co-financed under the EU research and innovation program Horizon 2020 launched during the London Book Fair, will foster captivating discussions at Tempo di Libri, next 20 April, in Milan. The exchange of information relating to any type of digital content, as well as the importance of IP ownership especially for Small and Medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) accounting for 85% of the creative sector, will be at the core of these discussions . The aim is to facilitate functional tools and services for SMEs operating in the creative content sector, fostering business models which respect copyright. ARDITO’s first public appearance  at Tempo di Libri in Milan is not coincidental and follows on from the close connection mEDRA has with industry technological changes and its  different ways of reading and engaging in new business models, underlined by the creative industries sector. “The Importance of being ARDITO” Thursday, April 20 in Bodoni Room (pad. 2) at 12:30, will be moderated by Paola Mazzucchi (mEDRA) who said: “The ARDITO dream will soon be a reality and a nice opportunity for businesses to grasp”. Caroline Boyd (Copyright Hub Foundation), Sergi Griño (Album) and Huub van de Pol (IContact) will also participate and tell the audience about the ARDITO dream: to publish a photo, a video, a text, an e-book or any other media online, and make it clear immediately to all possible users what can and cannot be done with that content, in just one click!

L’importanza di essere ARDITO

March 22, 2017

Per una delle sue prime uscite pubbliche ARDITO ha scelto Tempo di libri, che con la @ di digitale segue la traccia delle innovazioni tecnologiche pronte a riverberarsi sul settore librario e su quello dei contenuti, pronte a cambiare i modi e i tempi del leggere e del fruire e i modelli di business sottesi alle industrie creative. Giovedì 20 aprile in Sala Bodoni (pad. 2) alle 12.30, moderati da Paola Mazzucchi (mEDRA), Caroline Boyd (Copyright Hub Foundation), Sergi Griño (Album) e Huub van de Pol (IContact) racconteranno il sogno di ARDITO: pubblicare online una foto, un video, un testo, un e-book o qualsiasi altro media, e rendere immediatamente chiaro a tutti i possibili utenti cosa si può e cosa non si può fare con quel contenuto, ovunque esso si trovi e vada a finire. Read more here.

Press Release: Innovative New Tech Project For Smes In The Content Sector To Be Launched During The London Book Fair

March 12, 2017

The full text of the Press Release can be downloaded here.

Co-funded by the European Union Horizon 2020 programme, ARDITO is all about providing simple tools and services to support SMEs in the creative content sector to find new business ideas though monetising the re-use of their content. In fact over 85% of all actors in the creative industries sector are small and medium sized businesses (SMEs), many of which are employing fewer than ten people but contributing enormous value to the digital value network.

 

Project Coordinator Paola Mazzucchi from mEDRA, one of the leading DOI registration agencies said “Everything is digital today throughout this extraordinary ‘value network’ from the production process, the products, the supply chains, through to the way in which digital products and services are made available to consumers. But when users wish to re-use creative content it is hard to find information about who to ask for permission, which licences are available, and on which terms - which is where ARDITO comes in.”

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March 02, 2017

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ARDITO hosting workshop at London Book fair 2018

March 21, 2018

The EU co-funded ARDITO project will hold its 3rd ARDITO workshop which focus on “Managing Value in Published Content” and will be held before the London Book Fair on Monday 9 April 2018.

The focus will be on the ARDITO tools and connecting content with permissions information and there will be a discussion session afterwards. Confirmed speakers include Michael Healy (Copyright Clearance Center), Paul Keller (Kennisland) and ARDITO project partners, Sergi Griñó (Director, Album), Anna Lionetti (Metadata manager, mEDRA) and Huub van de Pol (Founder, Icontact).

Please find more information on the programme and registration here.

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