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About John S. Erickson
- Nearly two decades studying the unique social, legal, and technical problems that arise when managing and disseminating information in the digital environment.
- Research engineer and project leader with the Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) at RPI, coordinating group projects ranging from the Linking Open Government Data (LOGD) Portal to the TWC US Government Dataset Search application.
- Participant in many international metadata and rights management standards efforts, most recently the OAI Object Reuse and Exchange (OAI-ORE) advisory committee, the DSpace Architectural Review committee and the Global Handle System Advisory Committee.
- Served on Industry Working Group for Digital Copyright Submissions for U.S. Copyright Office, OASIS Rights Language Technical Committee, and the W3C DRM Program Committee.
- Invited senior instructor for the Web Science Summer Graduate School (2009; Troy, NY) presented by the Web Science Trust .
What I Care About
Dedicated to providing high-impact technical leadership to teams that share a deep respect for the individual, a commitment to community responsibility, and an ambition to make technical contributions for the advancement and welfare of humanity.
- (2010-present) Research engineer and project leader with the Tetherless World Constellation (TWC) at RPI
- (1999-2009) Principal investigator on research projects at Hewlett-Packard Labs focusing on policy-based management and personalization of distributed, heterogeneous digital object repositories, content processing architectures and collaboration systems.
- (1997-1999) Co-founder of Yankee Rights Management (YRM); architect of Copyright Direct(tm), the first real-time, Internet-based service to fully automate the complex copyright permissions process for a variety of media types
- (1995-1997) Co-founder of NetRights, LLC; architect of LicensIt(tm)/@ttribute(tm), the first digital rights management (DRM) technology to facilitate dialog between content creators and users through the dynamic exchange of metadata.