A Report by Patricia Aufderheide

On May 22, 2006 at American University the Center hosted a convening, “Repurposing and Rights: A Non-Profit Summit,” composed of public broadcasters, librarians, archivists, scholars, lawyers and new media experts.

The group discussed the problems of repurposing audio-visual material in a digital era. The topics included user interfaces, third-party rights problems, changing contract terms and the challenges and opportunities of digital rights management. A full research and policy agenda emerged from the group’s deliberations. Read the rapporteur’s report, with recommendations, here.