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Setting the Context

7A Digital Rights Managment Technologies

DRM Technologies: Flexibility and Interoperability

[Presentation in PDF format is here: s7_renato_slides.pdf.]

Renato Ianella
Chief Research Scientist, LiveEvents

Flexibility 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 Events and 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.

Renato was previously the Chief Scientist at Intellectual Property Rights Systems (IPR), and Principal Research Scientist at the Distributed 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

Robert Sanders
Managing Director, RMR Global Pty Ltd, and Director, AHOOT Consulting
Dale Spender
Chair, AHOOT Consulting

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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' and 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 session.

Robert Sanders holds a solicitor practising certificate from the state of NSW, Australia and received a BA LLB (Hons) from Macquarie University. Robert has 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 Valuation criteria 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 house Compuware, Robert secured the position of Head of Global Business 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 was responsible for fielding, assessing and implementing business development strategies 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 and intellectual property.

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 as professional packages, with Dale Spender (and Robert Sanders) providing the associated services.

Session Chair: Rusty Russell, IBM Australia

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Session 7B Free and Open Source software

Implementing Open Source Software Licences

Brendan Scott
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 Internet Law Bulletin.

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

Paul Kangro
Solutions Manager for Novell Asia Pacific

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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 companies 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 Diploma in Marketing 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

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