The 2022 Charles Clark Memorial Lecture
7 April 2022

The 2022 Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

“The Answer to Platform Regulation is in the Regulation of Platforms” by Professor Mark D. Cole

The 2022 Charles Clark Memorial Lecture was the closing event at this year’s altered but well-attended London Book Fair at Olympia London. The annual Memorial Lecture, and Book Fair highlight, celebrates and remembers the achievements of Charles Clark who was a publisher, lawyer, and eminent authority on copyright law.

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London Book Fair 2022
1 January 0001

London Book Fair 2022

5th - 7th April 2022, London Olympia

Despite numerous challenges, the welcome return of the London Book Fair at the Olympia London proved to be a big success. Attendees, who may now be more used to holding virtual meetings, were able to meet each other in person after two years of Covid disruption. In addition to formal meetings, the Fair was also host to countless unplanned catch ups and impromptu reunions as attendees bumped into old friends not seen since the start of the pandemic.

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Consultation on CLA Training Licence
16 November 2021

Consultation on CLA Training Licence

CLA has been aware of the need for a licensing solution for organisations that deliver training for some years. Where organisations – private or public – deliver free or paid-for training to delegates who are neither registered students at an educational establishment, nor staff, the terms of the Education or Business Licences do not apply and therefore any copies made for this purpose would be infringing. As well as the requirement to deal with current licensees who hold a licence that does not meet their needs, we are also aware of unlicensed organisations who could be targeted with a new licence specifically aimed at training.

To participate in the consultation, read the minutespresentation and consultation paper. Please note that these are password protected and are accessible to publishers signed up with PLS only.

If you have any comments on the consultation, please email here.

The consultation will end on 30th November 2021.

The 2021 Charles Clark Memorial Lecture focused on AI
29 September 2021

The 2021 Charles Clark Memorial Lecture focused on AI

In a revamped, virtual format, Judge Kathleen O’Malley of the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, and British author Tom Chatfield, discussed the development of Artificial Intelligence from both legal and ethical perspectives and considered its implications for copyright and copyright-based industries. The session was moderated by Florian Koempel.

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PLS launches free online training to help publishers boost rights revenue
15 June 2021

PLS launches free online training to help publishers boost rights revenue

Expert-led modules show publishers how to make the most of their assets and grow the value of their business. 

The interactive training material is a part of The Rights & Licensing Hub, PLS’ portal of rights-related material. It includes answers to frequently asked questions about copyright, rights and permissions, and directories of training, learning and support resources.

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Register for the free training now at www.pls.thinkific.com

NERC Evaluation
21 January 2021

NERC Evaluation

PLS assisted the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) with an evaluation of the excellence and impact of six research centres. Read more

Online Rights & Licensing Forum
1 January 0001

Online Rights & Licensing Forum

Our recent Rights & Licensing forum took a look at how the publishing sector is coping during the Covid-19 pandemic. One of the ways publishers can maximise their revenues included a presentation with research suggesting opportunities to generate revenues from permissions are being missed. The forum concluded with an overview on the publishing sector with the CEOs and leaders of our trade association members. Click here to see a recording of the event. 

Byte online event - What right do I have to the words of others?
1 January 0001

Byte online event - What right do I have to the words of others?

How do we navigate the tricky world of copyright when using others work in our books and articles? This online event will feature panellists representing publishing, agents and editorial takes on premissions and rights management. The event takes place 22nd September at 3 to 4pm. You can book your free place here.  

Proposal for Development of International Education Licence
2 July 2020

Proposal for Development of International Education Licence

This is a proposal for an International Education Licence, based on the current UK Education Licence, which would initially be aimed at groups of International Schools teaching the UK curriculum but would also be suitable for International Schools teaching other English-language curricula. Read more here

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12 May 2020

PLS and ALPSP recently ran a webinar focussing on the best way forward to tackle industry-wide rights issues. Rights are an integral part of publishing but what happens when there are industry-wide problems that seem too big to fix? From addressing poor rights management to slashing six-month turnaround times for permissions requests, learn how we are leveraging our position as a collective management organisation to start solving issues that plague publishing houses across the industry.

The webinar was chaired by PLS’s Amy Ellis - Rights and Licensing Manager and co-presented by:

  • Amy Joyner - Head of Rights and Licensing at Kogan Page
  • Ben Kennedy - Permissions Team Lead for the Academic division at Oxford University Press, and
  • Diane Spivey - Group Contracts Director, Hachette UK

 

The webinar will last for approximately one hour (45 minutes plus questions). Please click here for webinar recording.