Norms and Values in Digital Media

The way creative content and information are created, produced, consumed and shared has changed dramatically in the digital era, presenting new challenges and opportunities for copyright systems. The Media, Entertainment & Information Industries community of the World Economic Forum has taken a deep look at copyright issues in the digital age over the course of a three-year series entitled Norms and Values in Digital Media. The goal of the project series has been to help major stakeholders—governments, policy-makers, businesses, civil society groups, creators and innovators—engage in a dialogue to better understand each other’s interests and to work together to create economic and social value, develop a vibrant creative community, and foster ongoing innovation of the Internet. Throughout 2014, the project explored how digital content has introduced opportunities for creating, sharing, and distributing while revealing tensions within copyright systems. To see the latest Forum blog written about this topic, please follow this link:


The project seeks to:
Illustrate innovations in digital content creation and distribution
- Understand how such innovations impact copyright systems
- Surface legal, technical, and societal needs to foster the ongoing innovation of content and the Internet.



Key Organizations

  • Adobe Systems
  • Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA
  • Bloomberg
  • BT
  • comScore
  • Edelman
  • European Commission
  • Facebook
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Ihlas Holding
  • Internews
  • Kompas Gramedia Group
  • Kudelski Group
  • London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Laboratory
  • Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia
  • NBCUniversal
  • Nielsen
  • Ofcom
  • Publicis Groupe
  • Spotify
  • Thomson Reuters
  • Virgin Media
  • Viva News
  • World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
  • WPP