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New Sessions Announced for the PLS Conference 2024

We are delighted to announce the first sessions of the PLS Conference 2024 including morning workshops, licensing agent updates and trade association led sessions.

The Conference’s morning sessions have been curated to provide useful introductory workshops on collective licensing, rights management, and permissions, as well as parallel sessions provided by our licencing agents on recent developments in licensing and content protection.

Publishers’ Licensing Services’ Chief Executive, Tom West, will be joined by our Publisher Relations Executive, Amy Byrne, as the Conference commences with an Introduction to Collective Licensing. Continuing the morning’s theme of improving knowledge of rights management,  there will be a PLS-led permissions session and the morning will close with a session on how to optimise rights and permissions strategies.

In parallel sessions, James Bennett, Head of Rightsholder Relations, Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) will provide an overview of CLA licensing and technology solutions for the education sectors, and a second session focusing on the corporate and public sectors, including revenue updates and new initiatives. The morning’s licensing agent updates will close with, ‘IP Crime in the News industry – how NLA track and remove publishers’ stolen content’, a session provided by Matt Aspinall, Head of Commercial Services at NLA Media Access.

Following the informative workshops, discussions, and personalised consultations of the morning, the day will progress with a series of specialist sessions led by our esteemed Trade Associations providing a valuable look into the latest strategies, initiatives and updates shaping publishing.

As the specialist media sector continues to evolve at pace, the PPA conducted a study to hear first-hand from industry CEOs about the trends and opportunities ahead. Speaking to members from businesses of all shapes and sizes, one thing became clear – one size no longer fits all. In ‘Navigating an Evolving Landscape: Insights from the Specialist Media Sector’, CEO of the Professional Publishers Association, Sajeeda Merali, shares the headline findings of this recent market sector insight report, sharing insight into publishers revenue, talent, ED&I, sustainability, data, AI, and social media strategies.

Discover best practices for ‘Content Protection and Enforcement’ from the Publishers Association. Get valuable tips on safeguarding your intellectual property and combating piracy in the digital age.

Explore ‘How Independent Publishers Can Harness AI’, in a session led by the IPG. Learn practical strategies for leveraging AI technologies to streamline workflow, enhance the quality of content, and engage readers in new and exciting ways.

Lastly, in ALPSP’sGlobal Copyright Policies in AI & Publishing’, expert speakers will explore the ethical and regulatory considerations of AI implementation and management in scholarly publishing.

We are excited to welcoming you to join us as we explore the latest trends and strategies shaping the future of collective licensing in publishing. 

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Register your attendance today to secure your place at this free event. The PLS team looks forward to seeing you Thursday 4th July at 1 Wimpole London!