European Publishers Council Honored for ‘Big Idea’

Nov 09, 2010

The European Publishers Council (EPC) had its idea for the advancement of 21st-century copyright management as one of the European Commission's "Big Ideas" to help forward its Digital Agenda strategy. EPC's "Big Idea," titled "The answer to the machine is in the machine," deals with the need for management of modern day copyright on the internet to be machine-mediated, as well as the need for a machine-readable digital copyright symbol that will link users to human and machine-readable copyright statements, licenses, e-commerce engines, and other information. EPC reports that this idea stems from the ongoing perception that mechanisms for managing and communicating copyright online need to be updated.