There is a growing recognition that for the market for copyrighted content to work, metadata is the grease that keeps the engine running. So far, all projects for centralized databases have failed. The reason lies in the instability of metadata. Is there a solution to the problem?
BOEHMERT & BOEHMERT attorney Dr. Martin Schaefer examines this question in his blog article “Why metadata is important for the future of copyright” and describes as a possible approach a “metadata search engine” as a decentralised, non-commercial open source tool for research and enrichment of metadata. This blog post was published in English in the well-known Kluwer Copyright Blog under the title “Why Metadata Matter for the Future of Copyright” and is available here in full length.
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