Tom West promoted to Chief Operating Officer
19 May 2017

Tom West promoted to Chief Operating Officer

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.

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Job vacancy - Communications and Events Manager
17 May 2017

Job vacancy - Communications and Events Manager

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.

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Policy update: The Digital Single Market/Copyright reform package
13 April 2017

Policy update: The Digital Single Market/Copyright reform package

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.

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Policy update: The Higher Education and Research Bill
13 April 2017

Policy update: The Higher Education and Research Bill

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.

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Policy update: Extension of PLR to ebook lent remotely by public libraries
13 April 2017

Policy update: Extension of PLR to ebook lent remotely by public libraries

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.

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Spotlight: Access to Research Use Helps New Charity Grow
4 April 2017

Spotlight: Access to Research Use Helps New Charity Grow

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..."

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Leading American University Presses sign up  to receive UK licensing revenues
20 February 2017

Leading American University Presses sign up to receive UK licensing revenues

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.

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Video:  Getting the most from Access to Research in your library
5 April 2017

Video: Getting the most from Access to Research in your library

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.

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Leading US copyright experts debate “Fair Use” at Charles Clark Lecture
14 February 2017

Leading US copyright experts debate “Fair Use” at Charles Clark Lecture

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.

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Have your say: CLA Collaboration Licensing in the UK Public Sector
1 January 0001

Have your say: CLA Collaboration Licensing in the UK Public Sector

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.

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