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Fifty Shades of Copyright Infringement?

A stepping stone to great literature? Perhaps not...

At Addicting Info Nathaniel Downes makes the case that Fifty Shades of Grey is based on ‘a flagrant violation of copyright laws.’

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Can Proper Licensing Help Solve Piracy Problems?

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Two UK rights experts argue that physical book piracy is often due to lack of availability — so, the more content that can be licensed the better.

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Why Copyright Needs to Be Defended

Robert Levine is the author of Free Ride

Robert Levine, author of Free Ride, explores how copyright law is and is not serving authors and consumers in today’s Internet-dominated marketplace.

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In Afghanistan, Fledgling Publishing Industry Takes First Steps

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Post-Taliban, a nascent publishing industry has emerged in Afghanistan, with hundreds of titles being published in Dari, Pashto, Uzbek and English.

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Q&A with Richard Charkin, Future IPA President

Richard Charkin

Richard Charkin, CEO of Bloomsbury and future president of the International publishers association, on copyright, authors and international rights.

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US Court Rules that Sherlock Holmes Belongs to the Public

Basil Rathbone as Sherlock Holmes

The U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld a decision that Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is now in the public domain.

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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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