The foundation that holds the copyright to The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank plans to add her father as a co-author to extend the term of copyright.
The EU Digital Economy and Society commissioner, Günther Oettinger, told a Frankfurt Book Fair audience the EU is striving for a single digital market.
Monika Dommann’s book on copyright history has won translation funding from the German grant program, Geisteswissenschaften International.
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.