Content Industry Dynamics
Content Process & Workflows
Content Value Chains
IPR Licensing & Legislation
Metadata & Identifiers
Technical Protection Measures
Below are a list of featured case studies, which provide an overview of some of the projects Rightscom has worked on.
Content in a "Non-content" Company (19.46kb)
The client was a fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) company selling its products through a large variety of brands into more than 100 countries. Rightscom produced a report describing different avenues the client can pursue to manage and protect the assets stored in its online collaboration system.
Author: Niels Rump
Data Modelling (24.58kb)
Rightscom investigated the various data sources, data feeds and products used at the client company to produce its listings and trade directories. Rightscom also examined the data used by the client's sales force.
DRM Training Seminar Series (12.29kb)
Rightscom used its comprehensive knowledge of DRM solutions and vendors to prepare an easy to follow analysis of the main issues in digital media. The presentation was geared specifically towards technically aware non specialists. The seminars were marketed under the strapline “The DRM survival kit - when the law is not enough”.
Engagement with Standards (29.70kb)
A licensing organisation, responsible for the collective administration of the performing and mechanical right in musical works on behalf of composers, authors and publishers, gave Rightscom an open brief to actively contribute to the development of the MPEG-21 specifications.
Evaluation of eCommerce System & Strategy (18.43kb)
A worldwide operating NGO with more than 10,000 employees in over 100 countries asked Rightscom to evaluate its current workflow and eCommerce system, as well as recommend the requirements for system enhancements and advise on possible solutions.
Evaluation of the Electronic Publishing Market (196.61kb)
A large consumer electronics group was interested in the European market potential for electronic publishing and was planning to launch a portable ebook device. The company commissioned Rightscom to research the market, as well as publisher attitudes towards electronic publishing in Europe.
Author: Alain Renaud
Identification Systems (30.72kb)
The client, representing a significant part of the media industry, asked Rightscom to create a design specification for an interoperable and integrated solution for the provision of effective identification and description data to support content acquisition and enabling global electronic transactions.
Author: Mark Isherwood
Rights Negotiation (21.50kb)
Rightscom undertook an analysis of a broadcaster's licensing situation in each of the fifteen territories it was operating in and recommended an approach for obtaining licences.
Strategic Analysis (18.43kb)
A major international telecommunications company asked Rightscom to validate its understanding of a specification relating to a content identification and description system. The specification was developed by a technology and content consortium, in which the client is an active participant.
Survivor's Guide to Copyright (18.43kb)
An international examinations authority, which publishes examination papers and related support materials, became increasingly concerned that the control of intellectual property rights was inadequate and that this problem would increase dramatically as digital distribution increases in importance.
Technology Evaluation (17.41kb)
A trade organisation in the media industry commissioned Rightscom to take a lead on building a knowledge base on companies offering specific technical tools to manage and protect multimedia files.
Venue Brand Strategy (77.00kb)
Rightscom provided advice to a major concert hall with a global brand presence, which was undertaking a re-branding exercise. Although run on a “not-for-profit” basis, the company wanted to identify new revenue sources to fund additional community programmes.
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