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Robert Levine To Host OnCopyright 2014

Robert Levine To Host OnCopyright 2014

From disruptive innovation to legislative evolution, the copyright conversation is getting plenty of attention. On Wednesday, April 2nd at the New York Academy of Sciences, journalists, filmmakers and musicians join media moguls and intellectual property attorneys to share ideas on the question that’s on everyone’s mind – what’s next? Presented by Copyright Clearance Center, OnCopyright 2014 is a one-day […]

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Canada Copyright Update

Canada Copyright Update

When they speak about copyright law, politicians frequently cite the impact on innovation and job creation. They also use terms like “modernization” and “balancing act” to describe the goals of copyright reform. In 2012, the Canadian parliament passed The Copyright Modernization Act. Whether you supported or opposed the legislation depended on your perspective – the […]

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UK Copyright Hub Launches

UK Copyright Hub Launches

Today, July 8, in partnership with a dozen leading media and copyright organizations, including Copyright Clearance Center, the UK Copyright Hub launches its first phase of an ambitious effort to leverage technology to make copyright work. “What we really looked at was copyright licensing in its broadest sense,” explains British media veteran Richard Hooper, who chairs the Copyright Hub […]

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Digital Backlist Rights Fight

Digital Backlist Rights Fight

2013 is a milestone year for copyright.  On January 1, US copyright law began to allow authors or their families to terminate valid contracts signed after January 1, 1978, once 35 years have elapsed.  The revolution in digital publishing that has begun to tip the balance of power from publishers to authors will likely get a […]

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Universities Face Open Access Challenge

Universities Face Open Access Challenge

As the demand for Open Access (OA) journals and articles increases, so has the frequency with which academic institutions are submitting payments for APCs (article processing charges) to publishers. As a result, universities face a number of challenges new to the academic community. Rob Johnson, founder of the UK-based Research Consulting, tells CCC’s Chris Kenneally what administrators should know […]

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Copyright Reform Next?

Copyright Reform Next?

Publishers prepare to pack for London, while the Supreme Court sends John Wiley & Sons packing with a copyright-related ruling that the First Sale doctrine applies as well in Bangkok as it does in Berkley. Ahead of the London Book Fair, running from April 15-17, Publishers Weekly has a preview of attractions, including Rachel Deahl’s “London Briefcase,” detailing […]

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Managing Copyright Today

Managing Copyright Today

Digital change—and the resulting explosion in ways of combining and using content—puts the increasingly complex issue of rights and rights management at the heart of today’s publishing business. Understanding and managing copyright in the 21st century, a pre-conference workshop held at the recent Digital Book World, took on the challenge of providing publishing professionals with a working […]

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BTB #325: Copyright-Friendly Textbooks

BTB #325: Copyright-Friendly Textbooks

Copyright frequently has a way of outpacing technology. The two forces of innovation all too rarely intersect, at least for many authors and publishers. But a month-old startup with ambitions to revolutionize textbook publishing has made copyright permissions an integral part of its app. “Professors and librarians who’ve looked at Ginkgotree have really loved the […]

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BTB #321: Publishers, Google Settle “Books Case” Lawsuit

BTB #321: Publishers, Google Settle “Books Case” Lawsuit

A pair of Frankfurt Book Fairs have made appropriate book-ends to the longstanding Google Books lawsuit. Brought in October 2005 against Google by the Association of American Publishers and, separately, the Authors Guild, the suit charged copyright infringement. Today, October 4, less than a week ahead of the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair, the Internet giant […]

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BTB #319: Copyright Is Everywhere

BTB #319: Copyright Is Everywhere

In a networked world, every transaction between content creators and content users is a rights transaction. Copyright is everywhere. And though some would like to do so, no one in publishing and the media can afford to ignore the often-passionate debate and the complex issues that surround copyright today. Copyright questions impose themselves on every […]

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