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Mark Isherwood

Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
Secretariat

Mark Isherwood is Secretariat at the Digital Data Exchange (DDEX), an organization developing standard messages and other supporting standards for the exchange of information relating to the management of digital media content and rights with the current focus on the music industry. He is also the current lead consultant for Rightscom, a small consultancy specialising in media and technology, which he helped found in 2000. Isherwood also led a team of Rightscom consultants in a project for the Joint Information Systems Committee (JISC), examining the intellectual property rights (IPR) consequences of using Creative Commons licences in the HE and FE sectors and led a multi-party project for the European Commission assessing the value of the public domain to the digital ecosystem. Prior to his current position, Isherwood spent 18 years working for the MCPS-PRS Alliance (now PRS for Music), the UK music rights collecting society and one of the biggest collecting societies in the world. He was responsible for the development of strategies and policies for substantial rights negotiations with a range of licensee industries, including all the major UK television and radio broadcasters and the video industry.