Senior Consultant, Rightscom ltd.
Chris Barlas has nearly twenty years experience of rights management for publishers and authors. As leader of the European Commission backed Imprimatur project he gained an extensive knowledge of Internet based IPR protection and trading. He was also actively involved with several other successful EC projects, including , the fundamental analysis of metadata interoperability. For many years he served as a non-executive director of the Copyright Licensing Agency and is a member of the editorial board of Copyright World.
Since joining Rightscom, Chris has become a key influencer in the international eBook environment and is chairman of the Open eBook Forum Systems Group. Chris has also forged close working relationships with major technology companies in relation to digital rights management issues, particularly in addressing the needs of all parties in the value chain. He presents Rightscom's DRM Survival Kit Seminar and manages the 2rdd rights data dictionary initiative.