The article “Why Metadata Matter for the Future of Copyright” by BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT attorney Dr. Martin Schaefer was online for only about one month and immediately landed in seventh place in the ranking of the most read posts on the Kluwer Copyright Blog in 2020.
In his November 27, 2020 paper, Dr. Schaefer addresses the importance of metadata for the future of copyright law – recognizing that metadata is essential to the functioning of the market for copyrighted content. Furthermore successful market development requires administrative means to ensure proper licensing and revenue allocation in a world of highly interconnected, interactive content.
In light of numerous failed projects based on central databases, Dr. Schaefer argues for a metadata search engine as a decentralized, non-commercial open source tool for searching and enriching metadata. In this way, it would be possible to protect the interests of owners of proprietary databases as well as keep out intruders who are only interested in enriching themselves from data assets.
The detailed blog post by Dr. Martin Schaefer is available in full here.
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