Developing the Digital Marketplace for Copyrighted Works

United States Patent and Trademark Office and National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Department of Commerce

03/28/2019 - 09:00 to 17:00

The Department of Commerce’s internet Policy Task Force (Task Force) will hold a conference to discuss current initiatives and technologies used to develop a more robust and collaborative digital marketplace for copyrighted works. The Task Force is organizing this meeting to build on the work of the prior meetings and continue to facilitate constructive, cross-industry dialogue about ways to promote a robust and collaborative online marketplace for copyrighted works.

The plan is to discuss the potential for interoperability across digital registries and standards work in this field, and consider how the relevant emerging technologies (e.g., blockchain technology, artificial intelligence) are developing and  also explore potential approaches to their future adoption and integration into the online marketplace.

Topics to be covered will include: (1) Initiatives to advance the digital content marketplace, with a focus on standards, interoperability, and digital registries and database initiatives to track ownership and usage rights; (2) innovative technologies designed to improve the ways consumers access and use different types of digital content (e.g., photos, film, music); (3) ways that different sectors can collaborate to promote a robust interconnected digital content marketplace; and (4) the role of government in facilitating such initiatives and technological development.

Members of the public will have opportunities to participate at the meeting.

The meeting will be webcast. The agenda and webcast information will be available no later than the week prior to the meeting on the internet Policy Task Force website, at https://, and the USPTO’s website at 

United States Patent and Trademark Office
600 Dulany Street Clara Barton Auditorium
Alexandria , VA 22314