The PLS Annual Open Meeting in July gave publishers the chance to hear directly how PLS’ work had benefited the industry in 2016-17.
Thank you to all those who attended our Annual Open Meeting at Grays Inn. With a record turn out, sunny weather, insightful sessions and great networking, it was a very successful event.
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The Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) was named Innovator of the Year by the Stationers’ Company in their 2017 Innovation Excellence Awards after winning the award for the best Digital Technology Application.
“The judges were very impressed with PLS Permissions since it fills a major gap in the publishing market and represents a clever evolution of rights management into a field suggested by the Hargreaves Report."
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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.
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..."