The Queen's Speech 2022
1 January 0001

The Queen's Speech 2022

The State Opening of Parliament formally opens the new 12-month parliamentary session and is a chance for the government to set out its parliamentary priorities for the next year.

The new session starts amidst the turbulent backdrop of war in Europe, which has added to continuing pressures on global supply chains and energy prices caused by the Covid pandemic. The political agenda domestically has also been dominated by news that the leaders of the two main political parties have been investigated for Covid lockdown breaches, with the Prime Minister receiving a fine and the Leader of the Opposition promising to resign if fined himself.

Read our review of the 2022 Queen’s Speech

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.  

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. 

12 May 2020

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.

29 April 2020

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. 

Guardian Editor Katharine Viner stresses importance of hope in PLS-sponsored BookBrunch breakfast
28 November 2019

Guardian Editor Katharine Viner stresses importance of hope in PLS-sponsored BookBrunch breakfast

“Authentic hope” was a key phrase in Guardian Editor Katharine Viner’s presentation to a lively BookBrunch breakfast briefing on 28 November.

She was introduced by PLS Chief Executive Sarah Faulder who welcomed senior figures in the publishing industry to our Shackleton House office. Her talk was the third BookBrunch Breakfast Briefing that PLS has sponsored, following Kwame Kwei-Armah and John Kampfner.

 

 

Katharine Viner (on left) with PLS Chief Executive Sarah Faulder

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