BTB #104: Michael Healy on Authors Guild, AAP, Google Settlement

Michael HealyIn his first public interview, the man expected to become the executive director of the Book Rights Registry (BRR) says that, “the involvement of Google in [the publishing] marketplace, and others, is going to be part of the transformational character of [the industry over] the next few years.”

Michael Healy, who is currently executive director of the non-profit Book Industry Study Group (BISG), spoke for the first time about his work in an exclusive interview at the offices of Copyright Clearance Center. He cited as benefits of participating in the settlement for US authors and publishers,”an unprecedented degree of control to authors, publishers and other rightsholders on how their copyrights are exploited and distributed in this new digital world.”

For more information, download this news article (PDF) and the GBS Benefits Outline (PDF).

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