A new court decision condemns certain guidelines for ‘fair use’ copying by the educational sector, but doesn’t support the mandate to pay copyright fees.
With governments’ responses to the pandemic uneven and research critically needed, WIPO chief Francis Gurry looks at the priorities of the intellectual property community.
Five titles translated from German to English are up for the Wolff Prize. And ‘I Value Canadian Stories’ examines the nature of the content.
French publishers working in the scientific and scholarly journal sector are responding to ministry calls for open content, as Canada’s copyright agency makes another donation to authors losing income in the pandemic.
The second coronavirus-related copyright exception this week, Canada’s ‘Read Aloud Canadian Books’ program aimed specifically at online ‘story time’ use.
A RightsTech event in New York on July 17 will explore how cryptocurrency and its underlying technology, blockchain, might benefit the book industry.
A subsidiary of Access Copyright in Canada receives federal funding to develop a blockchain ledger that connects creative work and the rights holder.
As the Industry Committee report on the Canadian Modernization Act arrives, publishing industry players call for speed, with an election looming.
While the recommendations still must be legislated, Canadian publishing sees light at the end of a tunnel, after years of devastating copyright losses.
In Canada, Access Copyright is working on developing blockchain solutions for book publishing, including smart contracts and an attribution ledger.