Richard Nash is a strategist and serial entrepreneur in digital media. He led partnerships and content at the culture discovery start-up Small Demons and the story app/aggregator Byliner. Previously he ran the iconic indie Soft Skull Press for which work he was awarded the Association of American Publishers’ Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing in 2005—the last book he edited there, Lydia Millet’s Love in Infant Monkeys, was selected as a 2010 Pulitzer Prize finalist. He left in 2009 to found Cursor, now an open-source community publishing project and to run Red Lemonade as a pilot for the Cursor project. In 2010 the Utne Reader named him one of Fifty Visionaries Changing Your World and Mashable named him the #1 Twitter User Changing the Face of Publishing. In 2013 the UK’s Bookseller magazine picked him as one of the Five Most Inspiring People in Digital Publishing. He advises numerous start-ups in digital media and consults with corporations on using narrative to grow their business.[Foto: Copyright Ylva Sundgren]
“Challenges and opportunities in protecting copyright: Transform or abandon DRM?” (Workshop)
How serious is the threat from piracy, really? And what are the options to protect digital content without locking it away? Understanding the state of piracy. Introducing smart and innovative software approaches to DRM. Or opting out of DRM altogether. How best can we control over intellectual property? Three perspectives on a key controversy in digital publishing.
(with Ronald Schild, MVB/Börsenverein, GER and Claire Anker, The Publishers Association Limited, UK)