Archive | April, 2011

BTB #228: The News Business Crisis

Professional journalism is in crisis, and the Internet is to blame. That’s pretty much the accepted view of American media pundits. Is it the case? A new book out from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford offers hope that the end is not so near as many may […]

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BTB #227: Copyright for Muggles

Recorded at the recent Publishing Business Conference & Expo, CCC’s Chris Kenneally moderates a panel discussion on protecting copyright in the digital age with publishing analyst Brian O’Leary, Magellan Media Partners; Christoph Brem of Attributor; and Devereux Chatillon who describes her efforts as Scholastic’s General Counsel to keep the last Harry Potter book out of […]

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BTB #226: On The Write Road

The “Write Road to Success” leads to the annual conference in New York City of the American Society of Journalists and Authors. The three-day program begins Friday, April 29, at the Roosevelt Hotel and features more than 65 seminars and workshops led by editors, agents, established authors and subject matter experts. Previewing the program with […]

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BTB #225: Arab Spring Update

As popular uprisings have spread across the Middle East and North Africa, media pundits have credited Twitter and Facebook. But one Egyptian-born journalist based in New York says the acclaim for social media is misplaced, even though she admits to a Twitter addiction herself. “It was a revolution of courage, rather than a revolution of […]

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BTB #224: Words and Music

Now, users of have a fast, easy way to license cover songs and third-party compositions for release in the U.S. Today, Copyright Clearance Center, Inc. is announcing a partnership with music licensing and royalty service provider RightsFlow to refer customers interested in music licensing to Limelight, an online mechanical licensing clearance utility for musicians, […]

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BTB #223: Paying Up Online

Subscription services favored over single file sales; no significant difference in behavior of men and women; a typical monthly “spend” of $10. Those are among the findings of a recent survey of 1000 American internet users by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. Perhaps most surprising – given that so much of online content […]

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