Digital Rights and the Cost of “Lousy Record Keeping”

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Every year, publishers pay millions of dollars in legal fees to settle copyright infringement suits for misusing licensed images and other digital assets. One legal blogger has written extensively about the problem and has noted that, overall, many publishers seem to have “lousy record keeping”. One root cause is that most DAMs don’t allow users to store complex and varied metadata. Semantic technologies can help deal with many of these record keeping problems.

Is It Really Big Data?

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Just because you have a lot of data doesn’t automatically mean that you are dealing with Big Data. This came to mind recently when I was building a digital asset management system and was asked to talk about my “Big Data” project. The term didn’t seem to fit, but at first I wasn’t sure why. […]