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Delhi’s GLOBALOCAL, Part 1: Many Voices, Many Observations

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Vinutha Mallya recaps the highlights of GLOBALOCAL 2014, the ‘forum for content’ organized by the German Book Office, New Delhi and the Frankfurt Book Fair.

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Explaining Australia’s Fair Use Publishing Conundrum

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We look at what would the proposed introduction of fair use to Australian copyright law mean for publishers, and why is it attracting international attention.

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Urdu Publishing is Up, But Copyright Problems Persist


2013 was a good year for Urdu publishing, with several notable titles hitting bookstores, but unlicensed reprinting of copyright protected works persists.

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How Common Core Education Accelerates Publishing Innovation

Roy Kaufman of CCC will be speaking on the Publishing Perspectives stage in Frankfurt this year.

K-12 common core standards for US education are likely to create opportunities and increase demand for high quality nonfiction material, writes Roy Kaufman of CCC.

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Does Copyright Make Books Disappear?


A report from the University of Illinois shows that copyright laws have squashed the market for books from the middle of the 20th century.

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Faulkner Heirs Lose Lawsuit Against Sony Pictures

William Faulkner

The Faulkner estate sued Sony for copyright infringement in Woody Allen’s movie, Midnight in Paris, in which a character paraphrases a Faulkner quote. The judge dismissed the case citing fair use.

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Scandal Rocks China’s Largest Online Literature Site

Luo Li has been accused of stealing copyrights from Qidian, but this may be a strategy to top him from launching a competing business. (Photo Credit-EEO)

Luo Li, founder of Qidian, China’s largest online literature site, has been arrested and accused of selling copyrights to Tencent, which itself plans to launch a competing site.

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Would Someone Take Advantage of America’s Most Beloved Author?

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Author Harper Lee, now 87-years-old, is suing the son-in-law of her former literary agent after he allegedly duped her into signing over rights to her classic To Kill a Mockingbird.

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On Establishing a Global Platform for Book Content Rights

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UK company IPR License has built a new platform that promises exploit dormant content via an easy-to-use system for rights holders and buyers to trade globally.

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Japanese-style Print-to-Ebook Scanning Catching on in the US

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Already popular in Japan, affordable services that scan your print books and turn them into e-books have come to the US, with leading the way.

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