‘Copyright has come to be seen by many outside our industry as an inhibitor to creativity,’ writes Michael Healy ahead of a session at Frankfurt Book Fair.
In its 31st year, Buchmesse’s annual Rights Meeting on ‘Book Fair Tuesday’ focuses on Asian licensing, social media, and a burgening audio market.
Ahead of France’s program as Guest of Honor at Frankfurt in October, a Parisian editor talks about how political distractions may be slowing book sales.
To ‘explore new uncharted waters,’ China South Publishing takes a stake in Frankfurt Book Fair’s global rights and license trading platform, IPR License.
‘Allowing universities to copy for free that which they previously paid for’ is not fair, rules a Canadian justice, in a closely watched copyright battle.
As the US Book Industry Study Group surveys new awareness of rights, China’s markets are seeing positive trends in copyright-based exports.
IPR License’s Instant Rights can handle transactions, from selection through contract and invoice generation, online payment, and sales reports.
The challenge is to respond to the customer ‘as a partner or collaborator,’ says one expert in a discussion of where publishing is in the digital dynamic.
‘Nothing has allayed the concerns’ of copyright-watchers in publishing, says Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy. 2017 is fraught with hot spots.
The United Arab Emirates launches project to establish a Reproduction Rights Organization at a special forum in Sharjah led by Bodour Al Qasimi.