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.
Effective rights management can help a business identify areas for product development and sales growth, and enhance a business when it comes to an exit strategy or M&A.
Get practical rights management tips in our recorded webinar and downloadable Q&A.
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.
Date: Wednesday 15th March 2017
Time: 4pm to 5pm, followed by drinks reception
Venue: London Olympia
The Charles Clark Lecture, which focuses on key developments in the world of copyright, has been running since 2008 and has grown to be London Book Fair’s largest lecture.
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.
When: Tuesday 28th February
Join our webinar to explore a new workflow tool, developed to streamline the use of licensed coursepacks in UK universities, the Digital Content Store (DCS). If you are signed up with PLS, you may receive revenues from the Higher Education Licence - £5.5m was distributed in 2016. Listen in to find out how the DCS further improves the licence offer, benefitting both universities and rightsholders.