Past Events
Monday 23 January 2017

Effective Management of Rights: Driving revenue and improving workflow


Date and time

Monday 23 January 2017, online at 15:00-16:00 GMT (London); 16:00-17:00 Europe (CEST)

*Please note: if you are unable to join the webinar at this time, you may register and receive a recording to view later.


Rights management is an underappreciated part of publishing, yet it provides a key framework for revenue generation. Effective rights management can help a business identify areas for product development and sales growth, as well as enhance a business when it comes to an exit strategy or mergers and acquisitions. 

Our speakers will provide an overview of how to think more strategically about rights management, and practical tips to take away and implement. They will also consider the importance of copyright to rights acquisition, and suggest ways to streamline processes for acquisition of third party material.

Why join our webinar?

  • Learn how to maximise the value of the rights you hold
  • Strengthen your core business through making rights management more efficient
  • Protect your business model for the future (product development, M&A)
  • Reduce the risk of lawsuits from inadequate rights records and processes

What will the webinar cover?

  • The importance of rights best practice for your business
  • The rights management process
  • Obtaining and evaluating rights
  • Your rights and M&A

Who is the webinar for?

This is essential viewing for all those who want to better understand the business case for rights management and the practical solutions for managing rights effectively.

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Chair and speakers

Jonathan GriffinChair: Jonathan Griffin, Head of Digital Services, the Publishers Licensing Society 
Jonathan is primarily responsible for leading the digital development of PLSclear and Access to Research services at PLS. Before joining PLS in 2013, he worked as a publisher for 20 years at Thomson Reuters, Pearson and most recently the British Standards Institution. He has an MBA from Edinburgh Business School.

Clare HodderClare Hodder, Rights Consultant
Clare Hodder is a Rights Consultant with leading Rights and Licensing Consultancy, Rights2.   Having been in the frontline of rights licensing and management for 18 years (latterly as Associate Director of Rights for Palgrave Macmillan), Clare’s focus is always on finding practical and easy to implement solutions for her clients.  Clare has been working with PLS to develop PLSclear, and to deliver the PLS Straightforward Permissions and Rights Management workshops. Clare is a member of the ALPSP copyright committee.

Natalina BertoliNatalina Bertoli, Bertoli Mitchell
Natalina is Managing Partner of Bertoli Mitchell, an M&A and strategy advisory firm for publishing and digital information clients. Bertoli Mitchell advises on mergers, acquisitions, divestments, alliances and strategy both for privately and publicly owned companies, and for learned and professional bodies and other not-for-profit organizations. Natalina has over 20 years’ mergers and acquisitions experience and she has worked on the successful completion of over 100 transactions.

Further information

Contact: Sabia Morrison
E:  T: +44 (0)1442 864563

PLS logo This FREE webinar is brought to you by the
Association of Learned & Professional Society Publishers
and the Publishers Licensing Society.

Registration fees and booking

This webinar is FREE to attend.
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