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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

Linda Tan Lindgard

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

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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?

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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?

Harper Lee

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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