After a decade of wrenching struggle, Canada’s new federal budget specifically promises relief for beleaguered, unpaid copyright holders.
Canada’s 10-Year Publishing Crisis: ‘This Broken Copyright Framework’
After years in the court system trying to regain copyright revenue for educational content, Canada’s publishers and authors look to Parliament.
New Zealand Publishers’ Conference Features Al Qasimi, Evans, Brown
The Publishers Association of New Zealand Te Rau o Tākupu has a daylong conference, with trade show directors and IPA’s Bodour Al Qasimi.
Canadian Publishers: Supreme Court Copyright Ruling Is ‘Discouraging’
The Canadian publishing industry has been dealt yet another blow in its long-running dispute over copyright and fair use in education.
World Book Day: Publishers Call for Canada’s Copyright Law To Be Fixed
Denouncing ‘systemic exploitation of creators’ and publishers,’ Access Copyright cites more than C$150 million lost in unpaid royalties.
Publishers Welcome Pandemic Support in Canada’s 2021 Budget
The English-language Association of Canadian Publishers says only a third of its membership expects to regain pre-pandemic success.
Germany’s Bertelsmann To Buy Simon & Schuster for US$2.175 Billion
Penguin Random House parent company Bertelsmann will acquire Simon & Schuster. If the sale is approved by regulators, the Big Five will become the the Big Four.
AAP and CCC End Georgia State ‘E-Reserves’ Copyright Litigation
Citing appellate court rulings that make the plaintiffs’ point, AAP and CCC decline to pursue further appeals in a 12-year-old case.
‘Signal of Hope’: Canada’s Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Copyright Case Appeals
Canadian publishers report that more than $150 million has been lost, in the world’s most prominent copyright controversy.
Canadian Publishers on Court Setback: ‘Copyright Framework Is Broken’
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.