PLS Open Meeting 2017
14 July 2017

PLS Open Meeting 2017

The PLS Annual Open Meeting in July gave publishers the chance to hear directly how PLS’ work had benefited the industry in 2016-17.

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In pictures: PLS Open Meeting 2017
6 July 2017

In pictures: PLS Open Meeting 2017

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.

Click for speaker presentations and photo gallery. Videos will follow soon, along with a write up of key themes and take-away tips.

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Clean sweep for PLS in Stationers’ Innovation Excellence Awards 2017
21 June 2017

Clean sweep for PLS in Stationers’ Innovation Excellence Awards 2017

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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Video: Practical Tips - Getting permission to reuse content in your titles
1 January 0001

Video: Practical Tips - Getting permission to reuse content in your titles

Practical advice for getting permission to reuse quotes, illustrations and content extracts in your titles, quickly and easily. Make getting permission to reuse content quick and easy with our best practice tips.

Listen in to webinar (30min).

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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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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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