Copyright Clearance Center Partnership Highlights Rights Issues at Frankfurt

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Positioning copyright issues and related content-management approaches, Frankfurt Book Fair premium partner Copyright Clearance Center has a series of events on tap in October.
Michael Healy of Copyright Clearance Center in a Frankfurt Book Fair session. Image: Frankfurter Buchmesse, Bernd Hartung

Michael Healy of Copyright Clearance Center in a Frankfurt Book Fair session. Image: Frankfurter Buchmesse, Bernd Hartung

By Porter Anderson, Editor-in-Chief | @Porter_Anderson

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As outlined in many of our articles this year at Publishing Perspectives, copyright issues are unusually in play on the international publishing stage this year.

Michael Healy

Michael Healy

As said by Michael Healy, Copyright Clearance Center’s executive director for international relations in an interview, “Everybody’s so much more engaged with the conversation about copyright than they were previously. Copyright…was the domain of copyright lawyers and academics. It’s now front-page news.”

And of course this is heavily related to the digital dynamic in publishing. CCC’s preliminary discussion materials for Frankfurt put it well: “Publishing today depends on technology, and technology is pressing copyright in ways never imagined in the days of printing presses. Copyright holders in the digital age are under challenge not only from wide-ranging infringement but also so-called ‘reform.'”

And our colleagues in the offices of Frankfurt Book Fair today are listing for us some of the events that Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) will host in October. Among sponsors, CCC is a premium partner of the Fair, and its sessions run from the eve of the Fair’s official opening on October 18 through Frankfurt Thursday, October 20. The company’s stand is in Hall 4.2 at E18. More information is here.

Highlights of CCC’s Frankfurt 2016 Presentations

COPYRIGHT-CLEARANCE-CENTER-logo-featured-2 linedTuesday, October 18: 30th Frankfurt Rights Meeting
Sometimes Overlooked but Surprisingly Powerful: Copyright Licensing Around the World“ with Michael Healy
2-5 p.m., Hall 4.2, Room Dimension

Tuesday, October 18The Markets: Global Publishing Summit
An international review of “the state of copyright” includes controversial copyright-related judgments as well as legislation and legal action in many parts of the world. Panelists’ comments will describe the the issues and publishers’ management of the resulting disruption. Speakers are expected to include Rawan Dabbas, Emirates Publishers Association; Sarah Faulder, Publishers Association; and Marcos da Veiga Pereira, Grupo Sextante.
11:30-12 p.m., Hall 4.0, Business Club, Analysis Stage

ixxus logo linedWednesday, October 19Publishing Perspectives Stage
Carl Robinson of Ixxus, a company acquired this year by CCC, focuses on “smart content.” Ixxus sees its specialization, enterprise content management, as a market sector that could be valued at US$9.4 billion by 2018. Robinson’s session presents Ixxus’ work in “content modeling, semantic linking and advanced workflow capabilities” involved in publishers’ delivery of what’s referred to as “smart content.”
11:30 a.m.-12 p.m., Hall 6.0, E11

Wednesday, October 19: “Ask the Experts,” one-on-one conversations with CCC and Ixxus experts
10:00-11:30 a.m.: “Open Access and the Entrepreneur” with Bill O’Brien and Jennifer Goodrich, CCC
4-5:30 p.m.”Reinvent Your Content” with Jake Kelleher, CCC and Paul Twelftree, Ixxus
Hall 4.0, Business Club

Thursday, October 20: Town Hall Event Open Access and the Entrepreneurial Publisher
In this session, Open Access is described as “a fact of life for scholarly publishing business models in 2016, asking, “How do we make our business stronger” in the inherent author-centricity of Open Access? Speakers are to include Vitek Tracz, founder of BioMed Central and F1000; Betsy Donohue, Digital Science; Alice Meadows, ORCID; Brandon Nordin, ACS; and Kate Worlock, Outsell.
9:45-10:45 a.m., Hall 4.C, Room Concorde

Tracey Armstrong

Tracey Armstrong

Thursday, October 20: Town Hall Event “The Power of Content: A Conversation with CCC CEO Tracey Armstrong
Copyright Clearance Center CEO Tracey Armstrong discusses CCC’s acquisition of Ixxus and the “content first” strategy the company sees as creating “a single source of truth” in terms of content storage, using semantic enrichment.
A complimentary lunch reception follows.
11-11:30 a.m., Hall 4.C, Room Concorde

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Porter Anderson

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Porter Anderson has been named International Trade Press Journalist of the Year in London Book Fair's International Excellence Awards. He is Editor-in-Chief of Publishing Perspectives. He formerly was Associate Editor for The FutureBook at London's The Bookseller. Anderson was for more than a decade a senior producer and anchor with CNN.com, CNN International, and CNN USA. As an arts critic (Fellow, National Critics Institute), he was with The Village Voice, the Dallas Times Herald, and the Tampa Tribune, now the Tampa Bay Times. He co-founded The Hot Sheet, a newsletter for authors, which now is owned and operated by Jane Friedman.