Webinar: What It Takes: Tracking Rights Usage – The Why And How

What It Takes: Tracking Rights Usage - The Why And How

Title: What It Takes: Tracking Rights Usage – The Why And How

Date/Time: Tuesday, May 19, 2020, 1:00 PM EDT (now available On-Demand)

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This webinar will take you beyond the general “be aware of what (publishing) rights you have” into the details of why and how tracking content rights is an essential part of any company’s strategy for managing Intellectual Property. Learn why “awareness” matters and what that really means, including programs, systems and strategies for mitigating risk, the importance of clarity around contractual rights, enforcement and licensing, and what is different in our post-pandemic world.

Moderated by David Hetherington, BISG Board Member, CMO knk Business Software, the webinar will feature Ashima Aggarwal, Associate General Counsel and Vice President at John Wiley & Sons; Heather Cameron, Director, Legal Risk Mitigation, Getty Images; and Paul Gore, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Enterprise Systems at FADEL.


Ashima Aggarwal is mom to brilliant young Nouri, married to lawyer and musician Konrad, and serves as Associate General Counsel and Vice President at the 200+ year old global publishing company John Wiley & Sons, Inc.  At Wiley, she serves as the general counsel for Wiley’s Education Publishing business which includes Wiley’s book publishing businesses, businesses that provide professional development products and services and a global education technology business. Ashima has degrees in Art History and Political Science from Wellesley College and attended Boston College Law School.  She is a voracious reader who loves sharing book reviews and recommendations and enjoys baking and wandering the streets of NYC (while maintaining an appropriate social distance from her fellow NY’ers).


Heather Cameron is a problem solver specializing in intellectual property claims and litigation. She joined the legal department at Getty Images’ Seattle headquarters 20 years ago during the digital revolution and never looked back. While managing a global crew of claims and content specialists, she consults with employees, content providers, customers, and the legal community on how to consider IP rights during the content sourcing and licensing process, the importance of indemnification, and how to find elegant solutions to awkward content situations.


Paul Gore, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Enterprise Systems at FADEL, is responsible for driving product direction and ensuring successful rights and royalty implementations for FADEL’s top tier clients, many of them leaders in their respective industries. Prior to joining the company, Paul was CIO at FADEL client Chronicle Books, and brings decades of publishing industry experience from Hachette Book Group and Time Warner Book Group. Additionally, with over 20 years as a technology executive including CTO at Hachette Book Group, Paul has significant expertise leading business transformation initiatives, implementing ERP systems and automating end-to-end rights and royalty management processes.



David Hetherington, VP, Global Business Development, for Books International, is a leading provider of US and International book manufacturing, print, and digital distribution services for the book publishing industry. Mr. Hetherington’s publishing portfolio reflects a broad range of responsibilities, including both VP of Manufacturing as well as VP of Financial Planning for Simon & Schuster’s Higher Education Group. He has held other key positions in finance, operations, and sales at Reader’s Digest, Wolters Kluwer Health, Columbia University Press, and Baker & Taylor, and leadership roles in the book publishing software industry, including Chief Operating Officer of Klopotek North America and Chief Marketing Officer for knk Software LP.