Sunday, November 20, 2016

USPTO: Develpoing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works

Quoting: "The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Internet Policy Task Force (IPTF) is pleased to announce a Public Meeting on Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works to be held on Dec. 9, 2016 at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) headquarters in Alexandria, VA. Additional “watch parties” will be arranged at USPTO regional offices in Denver, Dallas, and Silicon Valley.  The meeting will be webcast.                                                                                                                              "The purpose of the meeting is to facilitate constructive, cross-industry dialogue among stakeholders about ways to promote a more robust and collaborative digital marketplace for copyrighted works. Specifically, the meeting will focus on initiatives in this space that relate to standards development, interoperability across digital registries, and cross-industry collaboration, for the purpose of understanding the current state of affairs, identifying challenges, and discussing paths forward.  Additionally, participants will explore potential approaches to the future adoption and integration into the online marketplace of relevant emerging technologies (e.g., blockchain technology and open source platforms). The goal of the meeting is to provide a platform for discussion and to determine how government can be of assistance. One outcome could be the establishment of working groups to tackle specific issues through a multi-stakeholder process.We will have panel sessions in the morning, an exhibition hall to showcase initiatives during lunchtime, and breakout sessions and a plenary discussion in the afternoon. Members of the public will have opportunities to participate. Additional information: To register to attend, or view the agenda and webcast information, please visit: additional information or questions, please contact Susan Allen, Attorney-Adviser, USPTO's Office of Policy and International Affairs (OPIA), at, with “IPTF Dec. 9 Mtg.” in the subject line.

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