There's An Entire Conference About Trying To 'Protect' Content?
from the you're-doing-it-wrong dept
So, I find it rather amusing to see (via Sheri Candler) that there's an entire conference that's been created called The Content Protection Summit. To me, that reads something like the "Rotary Phone Preservation Society" or the "Committee To Restore Butter Churns." It's a historical anachronism that is no longer needed.
Thankfully, the Summit organizers claim that the event will not discuss policy/lobbying efforts, but instead will be a working session to "establish a 'framework'" for the industry. A framework for what? The organizers are vague in a way that suggests even they're not sure. Note the massive overuse of "quotation marks" around everything (the organizers might want to check out the "blog" of "unnecessary" quotation marks for guidance):
- This is not a "singular event", but rather the establishment of a "framework" through which industry leaders can identify top issues facing the industry, discuss them from all angles and aspects, and work collaboratively on ways to resolve or otherwise reduce/mitigate them through topic-based "working teams".
- Most conferences focus on facilitating two things: "issue awareness" and "social networking". This summit instead focuses specifically on creating the framework to WORK and RESOLVE these issues. As top leaders in the industry with far too much to do, we do not need yet "another conference", but instead need a forum for actually working and resolving the top issues facing us.
- Recognizes the common issues facing the entire "Entertainment Industry (movies + tv + music + games + software + publishing) versus individual industry segments or elements.
- Fills an industry "gap", as there is no continual working forum for these issues. There are individual conferences or parts of events, but nothing that is industry-wide with a singular purpose.