BTB #188: At Frankfurt “StoryDrive,” A Copyright Dialogue

Tracey ArmstrongDaniel GebhardtAs the Frankfurt Book Fair prepares to open, the global publishing industry continues to feel its way into new content territory, where text meets film, music, and even video games. In its debut year, “StoryDrive” – a “professional meeting place for the international media and entertainment worlds – aims to collect cyber citizens, content creators and media users to discuss publishing models for the future of the media and entertainment worlds.

“StoryDrive,” organizers have said, “is geared toward anyone whose world revolves around good stories – and those who want to create worlds from those stories.” Berlin-based author Daniel Gebhardt is a featured moderator for several panels, including “The End or the Beginning: Pros & Cons on Copyright” with Copyright Clearance Center CEO Tracey Armstrong. He spoke with CCC’s Chris Kenneally about the questions he hopes to ask her, and others including Open Road’s Jeff Sharp and AAP President Tom Allen.

“Everyone is now a publisher,” Armstrong recently told Publishing Perspectives, “and what that means is a tremendous proliferation of material that is copyrighted and can be licensed.” She speaks with Daniel Gebhardt on Thursday, October 7, at 1630 German time.

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