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4 Reasons Why Rights Management is a Must for Advertisers


10 Feb

As an advertiser, you are a steward of your brand. That entails a lot of things—promoting a positive brand image, not compromising brand equity—and definitely not putting a brand at risk for a lawsuit. Here are 4 reasons why rights management is a must.

Association of American Publishers Appeals to President Elect


19 Jan

With a spirit of optimism, the Association of American Publishers penned a 5-page letter appealing to the president elect’s personal interests in order to garner his support for protecting IP rights, defending the freedom to read and publish, and promoting research, education, and literacy.

Chipotle’s $2.2 Billion Lawsuit, and 5 Ways You Can Avoid the Risk of Litigation


12 Jan

A California woman has filed a lawsuit again Chipotle Mexican Grill, its founder and CEO Steve Ells, and photographer Steve Adams in the amount of $2,237,633,000 for unauthorized use of her image in their advertising. Here are 5 things you can do to protect yourself against a lawsuit.

Turning Fear Into Trust – Can Rights Software Become Your Company’s Best Friend?


20 Dec

So you’ve come to the realization that managing rights and royalties using spreadsheets and patched-together customizations to your financial platform has become unworkable. You know that what you are doing is not scalable, but still, there is a fear of change. Let’s shift that fear to trust.

The FADEL 2016 Holiday Gift Guide


15 Dec

Holiday shopping is in full swing, so if you're still looking for gifts, look no further than our FADEL staff picks--featuring, of course, many of our licensed faves!

AT&T’s Pending Acquisition of Time Warner Shows How Relevant Content Is


28 Nov

Between 2010 and 2016, the number of smart phone users grew 331%. Now, with a saturated market and growth projected to slow to just 28% over the next five years, wireless providers are seeking other growth strategies and AT&T has found a brilliant solution: through the ownership of licensed content.

Top 5 Justifications for Automating Asset Rights Clearance


25 Oct

Creativity and innovation are fueled by today’s content-centric world. However organizations in almost every industry are facing content overload. Here are 5 justifications for moving rights data out of paper contracts, spreadsheets and metadata fields, and into a scalable rights clearance solution.

The Fundamental Shift the Broadcast Industry Should Really Be Worried About


29 Sep

With traditional broadcast infrastructure fast disappearing, IP was the main industry trend at IBC 2016. The reality is that the real change in the industry is much, much more significant than that, and vendors, content owners and broadcasters will need to adapt quickly or perish.

Are You Prepared for the Pain of a Licensing Audit?


8 Sep

It’s not uncommon for licensees to be writing a five- or six-figure check when they’re audited by a major licensor. Audits also have a huge impact on staff time. Any licensee with over a dozen contracts across a handful of licensors needs bullet-proof systems and processes in place.

Rights Management in 5 Years, Part 2


15 Aug

The power and reach of the social content contributor has caused corporations to sit up and take notice. How can they attract contributors with large followings to post on their behalf, bringing exposure to their brands? And how will they control quality on what could grow to millions of posts?