Many of Europe’s book business leaders hail the approval of the European Union’s hard-fought Copyright Directive in Brussels today.
‘Book piracy threatens authors’ livelihoods’ according to a new appeal from the Society of Authors to the British government to help protect copyright.
In June, the IPA’s seminar series for African publishing will address talent and readership development, digital opportunities, copyright protection, and more.
In a ballot count of 348 to 274, the European Parliament today (March 26) has voted in favor of the bitterly divisive copyright directive developed through years of effort as part of the Digital Single Union framework.
Citing aggressive competition from a Moscow-based copyright organization, a new campaign calls for support for the Georgian Copyright Association.
‘If there’s no deal, GDP will reduce by 6 to 9 percentage points,’ attorney Andrew Hood told a packed Olympia Room during London Book Fair. Unnerving tremors ran through the export-reliant UK books business—daily.
Hachette UK’s Diane Spivey, who speaks Monday at London Book Fair’s Introduction to Rights, says there’s more recognition these days about how rights sales contribute to publishing revenue, even as the industry eyes Brexit’s approach.
This year’s London Book Fair coincides with the arrival of the International Publishers Association’s new president and vice-president, leading ‘a conversation of public debate’ about publishers’ role amid ‘sensitive socio-cultural issues.’
‘The directive is not perfect, but it is a very important step in the right direction,’ says Dr. Jessica Sänger of Germany’s Börsenverein as a Council of the European Union vote is awaited on the newly negotiated copyright agreement.
More than half-a-million accessible texts from the United States have immediately become available to visually impaired people in the 78 nations adherent to the Marrakesh Treaty.