Tomoko HosakaPatrick SullivanJeff SharpConferences on copyright and the creative industries can leave the impression that copyright has a lot of catching up to do – at least when it comes to technology.

At OnCopyright2014, sponsored by Copyright Clearance Center, a panel discussion aimed at providing advance notice on what authors, publishers and other creators can expect in days to come.

Film and TV producer Jeff Sharp, Google executive Patrick Sullivan, and journalist-turned-entrepreneur Tomoko Hosaka shared with CCC’s Chris Kenneally what they are doing today to respond to the challenge of digital disruption and to anticipate the direction of future disruption.

OnCopyright2014 Panel

Tomoko Hosaka is a journalist-turned-digital media entrepreneur. As COO at Plympton, she oversees business operations and strategy, as well as management of DailyLit. She previously worked at Ustream, the world’s largest live interactive video platform, where she led news content, strategy and partnerships. Before moving home to Silicon Valley in late 2011, Tomoko Hosaka covered Japan as a business and technology writer for The Associated Press in Tokyo. She was an integral member of the AP’s award-winning team that chronicled the 2011 earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster.

Patrick Sullivan is an innovative technology entrepreneur and investor who was CEO and Co-founder of RightsFlow, a music licensing and royalty management company, acquired by Google in 2011. As Strategic Partner Development Manager at Google, he spearheads key content licensing, monetization, and copyright identification initiatives.

Jeffrey Sharp is President/CEO of Story Mining & Supply Co., a Los Angeles-based production company committed to acquiring, developing, financing and producing multi-platform premium content through unique access to quality material. Jeff Sharp has produced a series of Academy Award winning and Golden Globe nominated films over the past ten years, inlcuding Boys Don’t Cry, You Can Count on MeNicholas Nickleby and Proof. Prior to Story Mining, Sharp co-founded the digital publisher Open Road Integrated Media with former HarperCollins CEO Jane Friedman.

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