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 minutes, presentation 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.
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.
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.
Register for the free training now at www.pls.thinkific.com
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.
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.
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
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:
The webinar will last for approximately one hour (45 minutes plus questions). Please click here for webinar recording.
PLS were recently silver sponsors at IPG’s Virtual Conference 2020. The online conference was a great way to virtually connect with other attendees, publishers and exhibitors in the publishing sector.
At the conference PLS’s Head of Legal and Policy, Marjon Esfandiary gave a breakout talk on ‘Practical tips on good Rights Management’ which you can see by clicking here.
While Rights and Licensing Manager, Amy Ellis, was part of a podcast series in which she discussed ways that publishers can maximise revenues through collective licensing, permissions and rights management. You can listen to it here.
The last 2018 REDUX conference offered lively discussion on Open Access, monographs and the Research Excellence Framework – all topics that people in the publishing sector are deeply passionate about.
In light of the current lockdown situation, ALPSP and Cambridge University Press recently hosted a webinar event to revisit these topics and take stock of what progress has been made since 2018. The panel also discussed issues around key themes including timelines, routes to OA, licenses, exceptions and international traction.
You can watch the Redux Online webinar, moderated by Publisher’s Licensing Services CEO Sarah Faulder, and with principal participants Helen Snaith of Research England (part of UKRI), and Richard Fisher of Yale UP here.