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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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.

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Leading American University Presses sign up  to receive UK licensing revenues
20 February 2017

Leading American University Presses sign up to receive UK licensing revenues

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.

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Leading US copyright experts debate “Fair Use” at Charles Clark Lecture
14 February 2017

Leading US copyright experts debate “Fair Use” at Charles Clark Lecture

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.

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Have your say: CLA Collaboration Licensing in the UK Public Sector
1 January 0001

Have your say: CLA Collaboration Licensing in the UK Public Sector

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.

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Effective rights management: Driving revenue and improving workflow
2 February 2017

Effective rights management: Driving revenue and improving workflow

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.

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Policy update: The Marrakesh Treaty
18 January 2017

Policy update: The Marrakesh Treaty

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.

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Policy update: The Public Lending Right
18 January 2017

Policy update: The Public Lending Right

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.

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Policy update: Copyright Directive
18 January 2017

Policy update: Copyright Directive

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.

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 Charles Clark Lecture 2017
1 January 0001

Charles Clark Lecture 2017

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.

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