Archive | December, 2011

BTB #270: For Authors, A Changing World, in Europe & Beyond

Not only publishers feel the impact of the digital revolution. For better and for worse, authors around the world face new questions and new challenges brought by the Internet and the rise of social media. Personal branding and marketing; new income sources and remuneration schemes; copyright protection and licensing; even the act of writing itself […]

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BTB #269: WaPo’s Kang on SOPA, PIPA, and the Creative Economy

On Monday, December 12, 2011, a panel of IP experts and commentators offered their answers and insights into these compelling issues at the Knight Studio in the Newseum in Washington, DC. Cecilia Kang, national technology reporter for the Washington Post helped connect the “wonky” aspects of IP law (as she called it) to people’s real […]

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Best of BTB: Just My Type

Typefaces, like superheroes, all have origin stories. From Garamond to Georgia, Palatino to Proforma, the look of letters tracks back in time to a single fascinating moment of origination. Joining CCC’s Chris Kenneally to go beyond the book – diving down to the level of individual letters – is Simon Garfield, the author of “Just […]

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PW’s Week Ahead 12.16.11

The Google Books Case has moved forward – now sans settlement – as the Authors Guild recently met an important deadline set forth by Judge Denny Chin in the six-year-old litigation and filed their motion for class certification. “The case is now on a path where the long-running legal drama over Google’s program to scan […]

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BTB #268: Copyright & Commerce Video Podcast: Orphan Works & Fair Use in a Digital Age

On Monday, December 12, 2011, a panel of IP experts and commentators offered their answers and insights into these compelling issues at the Knight Studio in the Newseum in Washington, DC. Cecilia Kang: National technology reporter for the Washington Post helped connect the “wonky” aspects of IP law (as she called it) to people’s real […]

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BTB #267: Copyright & Commerce Video Podcast: Orphan Works & Fair Use in a Digital Age

On Monday, December 12, 2011, a panel of IP experts and commentators offered their answers and insights into these compelling issues at the Knight Studio in the Newseum in Washington, DC. Victor Perlman, General Counsel, American Society of Media Photographers told CCC’s Chris Kenneally, “I despise the phrase ‘orphan works.’ It has the connotation of […]

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BTB #266: Copyright & Commerce Video Podcast: Orphan Works & Fair Use in a Digital Age

On Monday, December 12, 2011, a panel of IP experts and commentators offered their answers and insights into these compelling issues at the Knight Studio in the Newseum in Washington, DC. First to speak with CCC’s Chris Kenneally was Maria A. Pallante: The 12th Register of Copyrights and Director of the United States Copyright Office. […]

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‘Copyright & Commerce’ returns to DC’s Newseum

CCC’s CEO Tracey Armstrong (right) congratulates (from left) Cecilia Kang of the Washington Post, ASMP’s General Counsel Victor Perlman, and Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante, immediately after Monday’s Newseum panel discussion in Washington, DC on “Copyright & Commerce.” Watch the full program:

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BTB #265: Copyright & Commerce: Orphan Works & Fair Use in a Digital Age

From the perspective of copyright, 2011 has been a year like so many others in the Digital Age. Suits and counter-suits over copyrighted text, music, film and video continue to fly in and out of court. The long-standing “Google Books” case is, for now, scheduled for trial in 2012, while the HathiTrust — a consortium […]

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BTB #264: Setting Goals For Self-Publishing

The work of a book author has long been a solitary one. But in 2011, more authors are on their own than ever before – and many like it that way. From Amanda Hocking to Seth Godin – who each have recently self-published best-selling books – the ranks of DIY writers have swelled. As the […]

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