Media Rights Technologies, Inc. (MRT), founded in 2001, develops security technologies and intellectual property that enable the effective transmission, protection and monetization of digital content for entertainment, finance, defense, and education in the commercial and personal sectors. It also protects and monetizes royalties for copyright owners such as artists, filmmakers and songwriters, and safeguards the interests of their partners, publishers and broadcasters. MRT also operates BlueBeat Music (BlueBeat; BlueBeat.com), an Internet broadcast music service.
Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Hank Risan is founder and CEO of Media
Rights Technologies, Inc. (MRT) and BlueBeat Music (BlueBeat.com), MRT's subsidiary Internet music service, and founder and chairman of the Museum of Musical Instruments (MoMI; TheMoMI.org),
America's first virtual musical instrument museum.
In 1999 Mr. Risan personally funded a team of 16 software engineers to develop technology that would enable the effective transmission, protection, and monetization of digital content for record companies, Hollywood studios, financial services companies, and other digital content owners and providers. In 2001 he filed the first of more than 125 domestic and foreign patent applications to protect his innovations. Today the MRT Digital Media Patent Portfolio revolves around a core concept called the Controlled Data Pathway, which resolves persistent issues such as securing digital content during storage, transmission, and presentation in the context of a Content Delivery Network.
Bianca Soros co-founded Media Rights Technologies (MRT) and the Museum of Musical Instruments (MoMI; TheMoMI.org). With the MoMI, Ms. Soros played a key role in producing collaborative exhibitions with major museums including the Smithsonian, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. 'The Guitar is Art: Rhythms or Art and Design in the 20th Century,' an online exhibition produced by the MoMI in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, New York, explored the relationship between fine art and the guitar. 'Dangerous Curves: Art of the Guitar,' a MoMI exhibition displayed at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, traced the design and evolution of the guitar, from Baroque to Modern.
Founder and Chief Technology Officer
Ted Fitzgerald brings more than 25 years of diverse IT experience to his role as Chief Technology Officer at Media Rights Technologies (MRT). Early in his career, Mr. Fitzgerald was instrumental in establishing IT foundations for numerous companies. During the 1970s, he built advanced 8080-based Heathkit computers while earning an undergraduate degree in Molecular Biology.