When: Thursday 6th April 2017
Cost: Free of charge
For Publishers: The Access to Research initiative gives public library users across the UK free access to over 15 million academic articles. Where is the initiative heading, what are the implications for existing business models, and why is it important for publishers to continue to get involve to further expand public access to academic content?
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.
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.
When: Tuesday 4th April 2017
Cost: Free of charge
For Librarians: Join to find out more about Access to Research, the service that provides free access to 15m+ academic articles to more than 80% of public libraries across the UK. 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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The Marrakesh Treaty is an international copyright treaty focussing on copyright exceptions for the print disabled. The Treaty aims to increase access to books, magazines and other printed materials for the world’s population of persons who are blind, visually impaired and print disabled. Developments will affect all publishers.
The potential extension of the payment of the Public Lending Right (PLR) to authors whose ebooks are lent remotely by public libraries via a government amendment to the Digital Economy Bill. The bill has passed through the House of Commons and is now entering its committee stage in the House of Lords. The Public Lending Right primarily affects consumer publishers.
The European Commission has published a proposed new copyright directive which includes, amongst other things, new exceptions to cover the use of digital content in the classroom, text and data mining and digital preservation by libraries. The proposed new copyright directive for the Digital Single Market is likely to affect all publishers.
It is a topic at conferences, systems have been developed to support it and even new kinds of jobs are now dedicated to it. But why? Hasn’t the publishing industry always had to manage its rights? And aren’t rights fundamental to the very existence of publishers? By Clare Hodder.