Posted by Christina Paek

In today’s rapidly evolving technological landscape, copyright and digital rights management protection prompt serious concern—with new piracy threats emerging every year. Staying on top of these risks means being vigilant, and remaining aware of the latest innovations and technological solutions in copyright protection, especially as we embark upon the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

“Fourth Industrial Revolution and Copyright Technology” was the theme examined by industry experts and representatives from international organizations, as they convened for the 6th Annual International Copyright and Technology Conference (ICOTEC) November 2, 2016 at the JW Marriott, Seoul, Korea—providing a forum for organizations to share experiences, learn from expert advice and get the answers they require to help them prepare for and mitigate risks for copyright and digital rights management in this accelerated age.

ICOTEC 2016 was hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism (MCST) of the Republic of Korea in cooperation with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), and was organized by the Korea Federation of Copyright Organizations (KOFOCO) and the Korea Copyright Commission (KCC).

Thomas Frey, Executive Director of the DaVinici Institute, a Colorado-based powerhouse networking firm and think tank credited for conducting research that helped bring the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to Denver and establishing Colorado’s first Micro College/Coding Bootcamp, DaVinci Coders; explored the future of copyright in the digital age in his feature presentation: Unleashing the Future: Intellectual Property’s Emerging Tidal Wave of Opportunity

Sponsoring partner, TiTANplatform Corporation, delved deeply into the future of copyright with featured presentations from some of their top executives:

Ruth Vitale, CEO of CreativeFuture, an organization that promotes the value of creativity, expanded digital access to legitimate content, and the fundamental right of creatives to determine how their works are distributed; and an Advisor to TiTANplatform Corporation, delivered a keynote address entitled, “The Value of Creativity and the Challenges of Piracy”.

Serge Kajirian, Vice President Technology of TiTAN U.S. Corporation, illuminated audiences on the pressing challenges and potential threats they are confronting in the U.S. entertainment and media industries as more and more content moves from traditional to digital distribution platforms and the possible preemptive solutions they are innovating, in his presentation entitled, “Innovative Technology Solutions & Copyright Challenges Facing the Media & Entertainment Industry”.


“ICOTEC 2016 was host to the world’s leading experts in copyright protection and technology – I was honored to present. With the ongoing critical challenges facing copyright infringement in Southeast Asia and ever-increasingly around the world, understanding emerging technologies in copyright protection and digital rights management has never been more vital.” – Serge Kajirian, TiTANplatform


icotec-logoAn Annual Forum for Change: Now in its sixth year, ICOTEC has earned a reputation as one of the world’s most trusted copyright and digital rights management protection events. Attracting professionals from across Korea and the globe, representatives come from business, industry, academia, entertainment, media, government and more. Attendees share one thing in common: they see the potential threats to copyright and want to protect creators and their content by facing these risks head on through collaboration, innovation and technology. For more information visit: ICOTEC.or.kr.

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