The Future of Copyright

As was evident everywhere at the recent Frankfurt Book Fair, publishing today depends on technology, and technology is pressing copyright in ways never imagined in the days of printing presses. Copyright holders in the digital age are under challenge across the globe,...

Get Smart About Content

For publishers, content is at the heart of every conversation with business partners – and with their authors and readers, too. Since its acquisition by Copyright Clearance Center earlier this year, Ixxus now goes far beyond traditional Enterprise Content Management...

Frankfurt Book Fair Arrives With More Than Books

We may live in a global village, but authentically global events that unite us across borders are as rare as diamonds. For athletes and their fans, there is the quadrennial spectacle of the Olympics. For authors, publishers and lovers of literature, the book world has...

The Condition Of Copyright

In his globe-trotting role as Executive Director, International Relations, for Copyright Clearance Center, Michael Healy sees close up the contribution copyright makes to the global creative economy. He also sees much that concerns him about copyright’s prospects...

Global Lessons In Polish Multimedia Publishing

The rise of mobile media devices – smartphones and tablets – presents a  fascinating, perplexing challenge. The digitization of media transports the book  from the printed page to a screen — placing it adjacent to every and all other media. How well the book can...

Amazon From The European Side

Copyright around the world is in a race to keep up.  Technology has the fast track, while legislators, lobbyists, and the public are going to the inside and looking to make their move. In the digital age, this race is going to be not a sprint, but a marathon.  And...

Celebrating Creativity in a Digital World

April 26 is WIPO’s World IP Day, and copyright is an important part of intellectual property. “Protecting copyright encourages the production of creative works”, says Álvaro Carvajal, Colombian publisher and president of Centro Colombiano de Derechos Reprográficos...

World IP Day Celebrates Creativity

April 26 is World IP Day – an occasion for reflection on the centrality of intellectual property in our lives today. As organized by the World Intellectual Property Organization, World IP Day explores the issues of our collective, global cultural future. Digital...

The Data Dilemma

Of the world’s vast collection of data –information and creative works in every imaginable form, physical as well as digital — 90% came into existence in the last two years. Big Data holds big promise for science, business and the human condition to create new value,...