7A Digital Rights Managment
DRM Technologies: Flexibility and Interoperability
[Presentation in PDF format is here: s7_renato_slides.pdf.]
in DRM has always been a requirement, but never a reality.
The lack of and slow deployment of DRM standards now has
taken a serious turn in the mobile sector with new OMA
specifications enabling interoperability across devices for
the first time.
All parties now have a choice: flexible DRM technologies
are now becoming real.
Renato Ianella is the
Chief Research Scientist at Live
is the developer of the Open Digital
Rights Language (ODRL)
which is the world standard adopted by the Open Mobile Alliance
(OMA) for mobile Digital Rights Management (DRM) applications
and rights expressions. He has extensive experience in Internet,
Web, and Mobile technologies and is an active member of numerous
standards organisations, including a former member of the
World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) Advisory Board.
previously the Chief Scientist at Intellectual Property
Rights Systems (IPR), and Principal Research Scientist at
Systems Technology Centre (DSTC). He is currently a Visiting
Professor at the University of Hong Kong.
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IP Services – from a 'content' to a 'services' approach
Managing Director, RMR Global Pty Ltd, and Director, AHOOT Consulting
Chair, AHOOT Consulting
Link to materials.
AHOOT Consulting specialises
in providing policy advice and educational implementation
services to government agencies, corporations and educational
institutions. This practical presentation will focus
on the need for a more sophisticated 'IP services suite'
approach (at a user – eg student, teacher, business –
level) to support an effective IP culture.
By using Digital Obejct Identifier (DOI) and other 'content-related
technologies' as case studies, the presenters will illustrate
the need to move from a simple 'content'/ tools approach
to a more complete 'services' approach. A series of illustrative
IP Guides will also be outlined and discussed during the
Robert Sanders holds a solicitor practising certificate
from the state of NSW,
Australia and received a BA LLB (Hons) from Macquarie University.
also completed his LLM (with a focus on IP) at Melbourne
University and will
be completing a PhD while constructing a set of IP Asset
as his next undertaking in the area of IP law.
After holding senior commercial roles with Telstra, NRMA,
and the position
of Asia-Pacific Business Practices Lawyer with global software
Compuware, Robert secured the position of Head of Global
Development for Jupiters Online. He then established RMR
Global Pty Ltd as
a specialist IP Audit and Commercialisation services provider.
One of Rob's
recent clients was the Copyright Agency Ltd (CAL) where he
for fielding, assessing and implementing business development
across CAL – including the strategic digital/online
DOI-related activity. Robert is also a director of AHOOT
Pty Ltd, and is collaborating
with Dale Spender on the production and delivery of a series
of IP Guides (to be delivered online via AESharenet)
Dale Spender is an author (of more than 30 books)
and speaker who has given 400 international keynote addresses
– increasingly in the areas of digital communication, education
She is the former chair of the Copyright Agency Limited
(CAL) and has been a director or committee member of a number
of government boards and arts organisations, and is currently
the President of the Second Chance Fundraising Programme
which raises money for homeless women.
Through AHOOT (AHead Of Our Time) Consulting, she has provided
policy and implementation advice/ educational programmes,
to government agencies, corporations and educational institutions.
The current project is the development of Picassos on
the PC or PoP IP: a suite of educational intellectual
property guides for knowledge workers. They are available
packages, with Dale Spender (and Robert Sanders) providing
the associated services.
Session Chair: Rusty Russell,
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Session 7B Free
and Open Source software
Implementing Open Source Software Licences
Open Source Law
[Presentation in PDF format is here: s7B_Scott.pdf.]
This workshop session will cover some practical
aspects of implementing open source licensing. One question
which is often asked is how can anyone make money off an
open source licence? The reality is that there are many successful
companies whose use open source as core components of their
product. This session will explain a number of different
business models, by reference to case studies and identify
what steps to take when implementing these business models.
Brendan Scott runs a niche legal practice called Open
Source Law based in Sydney specialising in information technology
and intellectual property law, with a special focus on open
source and related technologies. Brendan has over 10 years
of experience in IP and ICT law and contracting and has acted
for a range of clients, both vendors and customers. He is
the immediate past president of the NSW
Society for Computers and the Law, and is a member of the editorial panel of the
Brendan is a director of Open
Source Industry Australia Limited (OSIA), a company limited by guarantee representing
the open source industry within Australia. Brendan is recognised
as a leading expert on the legal implications of open source.
He is a member of the Open
Source Experts Group, which assisted
the ACS on policy formulation in respect of open source and
has had input into government policy for a number of governments
around the world.
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Novell – a mixed source business model
Solutions Manager for Novell Asia Pacific
Link to materials.
For over 20 years Novell has been know as a
vendor of proprietary software. During this time it has also
provided a significant amount of code to the open source
community. Most recently, with its acquisitions of Ximan
and SuSE, in 2004, Novell has moved almost to centre stage
of enterprise open source. This presentation looks at the
journey and transformation of Novell from a proprietary vendor
to a mixed source organisation. It gives specific examples
of how Novell and the open source community have been benefiting
from a synergistic mixture of closed and open source. Novell,
since the acquisition of SuSE has continued to open source
Liux related software with a view to stimulating widespread
adoption in the enterprise community.
Paul Kangro, as Solutions Manager for Novell
Asia Pacific, is responsible for providing direction to major
on strategic choices of net services technology; including
directory, security, e-business and content delivery services.
Prior to joining Novell in 2000, Paul spent 16 years at
IBM in technical, sales, marketing and management assignments.
The majority of his time at IBM was spent working in the
Network System Division. Paul has also worked for Cable & Wireless
Optus and Nortel Networks in technical, marketing and project
management roles. Paul studied Electrical Engineering at
the University of New South Wales and holds a Post Graduate
Management and a Masters of Management from the Macquarie
Graduate School of Management in Sydney. At present he is
studying for his MBA.
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Session Chair: Pia Smith,
President, Linux Australia