We are delighted to announce that Tom West has been promoted as the first ever Chief Operating Officer at the Publishers Licensing Society. The role has been created as PLS expands its provision of digital services to publishers, most recently the new PLS Permissions offering PLSclear.
Application deadline: 2 June 2017
An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Communications and Events Manager to join our team for a one year maternity contract, based in the heart of Central London. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will have sole responsibility for delivering all aspects of PLS’s communications, in addition to organising PLS events and representing us at trade fairs.
The European Commission’s proposals have now transferred to the European Parliament for amendment and approval. Over the past few months several Committees of the European Parliament have been publishing draft opinions on the proposed directive.
The Higher Education and Research Bill aims to deliver wide-ranging changes to how university education is regulated in England and make it easier for new providers to start up and secure university status.
Authors receive monies via the Public Lending Right each time their work is lent by a public library. To date this had only been payable on physical book loans and electronic and audio book loans that take place on the library premises. An amendment to the Digital Economy Bill will extend this payment to electronic and audio books lent remotely.
By Sarah Mears, EmpathyLab "It was December 2013 and Miranda McKearney was planning to step down as CEO of The Reading Agency. She invited me to do some thinking with her about a project she wanted to launch around children’s reading and emotional intelligence. I leapt at the opportunity..."
2016 was a strong year for UK Royalties Direct as North American publishers continued to sign up for this innovative licensing program. American university presses that have now chosen to receive secondary licensing revenues direct from the UK include: Harvard University Press, NYU Press and Stanford University Press.
Get a refresher on how the collaborative service came about, why it is being provided to libraries as a free additional resource, and get practical tips on encouraging usage of the service amongst your library users.
Delegates at The London Book Fair this year will hear two eminent copyright law specialists debate one of the most controversial areas of international copyright law – the doctrine of Fair Use. At a time when a number of countries are reviewing copyright laws and some considering introducing US style Fair Use, this highly topical debate will analyse its development, internationally and across formats, and examine key arguments for and against.
The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) is proposing to extend the right granted under its licences to UK public sector organisations to collaborate with other similarly licensed organisations. This proposal is relevant to publishers that receive secondary licensing income from local and central government and the NHS.