Bill Rosenblatt
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Bill Rosenblatt is a recognized authority on digital media technologies, including digital rights management, content management, cross-media strategy, and content production systems, as well as on issues related to intellectual property in the online world.  He is the author of Digital Rights Management: Business and Technology (John Wiley & Sons) and editor of the blog Copyright and Technology.

Bill founded GiantSteps Media Technology Strategies in June 2000.  Prior to that, he was Chief Technology Officer of Fathom, a knowledge destination web site for lifelong learners backed by Columbia University, the London School of Economics, Cambridge University Press, the New York Public Library, and other scholarly institutions. Bill defined Fathom’s content and e-commerce technology architecture and built its technology infrastructure.

Bill’s publishing industry experience includes stints at McGraw-Hill and Times Mirror Co.  Before joining Fathom, he served as VP of Technology and New Media for McGraw-Hill's trade magazine division, where he was responsible for implementing the business’ vertical market web portal strategy, including, an information portal for the aviation industry. At Times Mirror, as Director of Publishing Systems, Bill implemented content management systems for many of Times Mirror's newspaper, book, and professional information publishing businesses, and performed technical due diligence on acquisition candidate companies.

At Sun Microsystems, Bill served as a technology strategy consultant to Sun’s major media and publishing customers and did business development work for Sun's video server product line. Then, as Market Development Manager for Media, Entertainment, and Publishing, he defined Sun’s market strategy for the industry and built alliances with software vendors who serve it.  His career in digital media began at Moody's Investors Service, the bond rating agency, where he developed a pre-web-era architecture for electronic publishing of Moody’s credit reports.

Bill is also an author of three technical books for the publisher O'Reilly & Associates, which have been translated into French and Japanese; he was a contributor to the books Television Goes Digital (Springer) and Electronic Publishing Strategies (Pira International Ltd.); and he has authored many articles and white papers and contributed to technology standards initiatives in his areas of expertise.

Bill has been an invited speaker at many conferences, including the World Economic Forum in Davos; National Association of Broadcasters annual conference; Congressional Internet Caucus State of the Net conference; the ACM Computers, Freedom, and Privacy conference; the Progress and Freedom Foundation Aspen Summit; and Globes Business Conference (Israel); and he has chaired conferences on digital rights topics for Jupiter Events, Lighthouse Seminars, and Seybold.  He has been quoted in The New York Times, US News & World Report, The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Financial Times Deutschland, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, The Globe and Mail (Toronto), Australian Financial Review, Globes (Israel), Electronic Times (South Korea), Business Magazin (Romania), Billboard, Wired, PC World, Editor & Publisher, Publishers Weekly, and Information Today.  He has appeared on ABC News and on the NPR radio programs All Things Considered and MoneyLine.  

He holds a B.S.E. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Princeton University and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts, and he has had executive education at Harvard and University of Southern California business schools. 

Bill is a member of the Book Industry Study Group, Intellectual Property Experts Group (IPEG) and the Gerson Lehrman Group Media Council.

Email: billr (at)

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