Rights Data Integration (RDI) is a consortium of 16 European organisations drawn from all parts of the media supply chain and part funded by the European Commission to demonstrate how rights can be managed and traded.
The objective of the project is to create an exemplary implementation of the LCC Framework to demonstrate how participants in the content supply chain can manage and trade rights for any and all types of usage across any and all types of content (physical, digital or abstract) in any and all media under any (or no) commercial model, and to support the provision of information to Users, some of which lead to the securing of licenses, some of which may be automated.
Sources and Exchanges have their data schemas mapped once into the LCC Common Rights Format (CRF). Mappings are one-time only; data from any mapped schema may then be transformed into any other mapped schema and aggregated with data from any other Source. Exchange Users will be able to access a comprehensive range of rightsholding and licensing data and services, many of them highly automated, covering content of a wide range of types, integrated through a single interface and allowing queries or requests for information, licenses or mandates to be routed to Sources.
Rightscom was responsible for the original proposal for EC funding and is acting both as Project Co-ordinator and providing data mapping expertise.
More information about RDI can be found here.