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Monday, March 5, 2012

Digital Rights Management and E-Piracy Panel Discussion

On Thursday, March 29, Bookbuilders and the Emerson College Publishing Club present a free panel discussion on Digital Rights Management and E-Piracy.

The forum takes place at the Emerson College Bordy Theater, 216 Tremont Street in Boston, from 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm. We are excited to announce our three speakers, representing a diverse collection of publishing industry perspectives.

  • Jake Furbush, Digital Publishing Manager at the MIT Press, is tasked with overseeing the production and distribution of digital content, as well as the maintenance of in-house initiatives like CISnet—an online collection of titles in the information and computer sciences—and the Press’s own ebook program. Jake began his career as a member of the sales department at Harvard University Press and is happy to be back in academic publishing. 
  • Adam Witwer, Director of Content and Publishing Operations at O'Reilly Media, oversees the company's Publishing Services division. He manages print, ebook/digital development, video production, and manufacturing. Adam managed the O’Reilly production department’s transition to an XML-based workflow. In the process, he became an expert in the challenges of publishing to multiple sources and formats from a single source. He now focuses on ebook development at O'Reilly and thinking about the next generation of books.
  • Skott Klebe, Information Security Manager at Copyright Clearance Center, has worked in copyright and licensing technology for more than fifteen years, leading the development of some of the largest licensing systems in the world. Skott was the architect of RightsLink, Copyright Clearance Center’s point-of-content licensing system, and is the inventor on several patents in the fields of content and licensing. He speaks regularly at publishing industry events on topics including copyright, technology, and disruption in the ebook marketplace.
The forum will include a robust Q&A session. We ask that you register in advance to attend at, and we look forward to seeing you!