At Asymptote, Editor-at-Large Poupeh Missaghi looked at state of translation in Iran, where publishers often forgo securing foreign rights.
The UK PA is ‘not taking lessons from any freedom foundation people who say publishers are locking stuff up in this digital age,’ says CEO Richard Mollet.
In the UK, the Green Party has proposed reducing copyright to 14 years. It’s a move that devalues authorship even further, laments writer John Dougherty.
Literary translator Anne Milano Appel recounts a copyright battle with a publisher, with attorney Erach Screwvala offering legal commentary on the dispute.
At Addicting Info Nathaniel Downes makes the case that Fifty Shades of Grey is based on ‘a flagrant violation of copyright laws.’
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.
Robert Levine, author of Free Ride, explores how copyright law is and is not serving authors and consumers in today’s Internet-dominated marketplace.
Post-Taliban, a nascent publishing industry has emerged in Afghanistan, with hundreds of titles being published in Dari, Pashto, Uzbek and English.
Richard Charkin, CEO of Bloomsbury and future president of the International publishers association, on copyright, authors and international rights.
The U.S. Court of Appeals has upheld a decision that Arthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes is now in the public domain.