Picturepark CEO to Speak at Photo Metadata Conference

Aarau, Switzerland – 04 June 2013 – Ramon Forster, CEO for Digital asset management (DAM) software maker Picturepark®, will speak at the 2013 Photo Metadata Conference in Barcelona on 13 June. Forster will speak on how DAM software can be used to manage rights, and he’ll take part in a roundtable discussion about the future of metadata-enabled technologies.

“DAM software vendors must help protect the intellectual properties of those whose content our systems manage,” said Forster. “An important part of this is to help make usage restrictions clear to users so that rights can be respected.”

The issue of rights management and copyright has become increasingly important among professional content creators and owners in light of recent “orphan works” legislation passed in the United Kingdom. Picturepark last month sponsored a webinar on the topic of copyright and orphan works that featured IPTC Managing Director, Michael Steidl; PLUS Coalition President and CEO, Jeff Sedlik; and metadata advocate, David Riecks, all of whom will speak at the Photo Metadata Conference.

“Embedded photo metadata has been used by some photographers to make it easier to find their work via keywords or captions,” explained Riecks. “But it always been the first line of defense for most photographers as a method of providing contact information, communicating which rights are being granted, and getting properly credited when the work is published.”

The 2013 Photo Metadata Conference will be held in conjunction with the CEPIC Congress.

Learn more about the Photo Metadata Conference at http://www.phmdc.org

Learn more about Picturepark DAM software at http://picturepark.com

About Picturepark

Picturepark digital asset management software enables organizations to centrally store, manage and share digital assets on a modern service-oriented architecture (SOA) that is scalable, based on open standards, and available in the Cloud (SaaS), on-premise or in hybrids. Picturepark is suitable for enterprise-wide DAM deployment thanks, in part, to load-balancing, failover, service-based computer clustering, and support for true multi-tenant deployment. Adaptive Metadata technology enables each class of asset to have its own metadata schema that can evolve over time. Support for multiple taxonomies and controlled vocabularies is standard. The Picturepark Web Services API enables developers to integrate Picturepark with other systems. Embedded and branded Web portals based on HTML5/CSS can be built using the graphical Picturepark Ports tool.