‘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.
Writing that ‘Fair use…is not a jacket to be worn over an otherwise infringing outfit,’ the judge in the US KinderGuides copyright case issues his opinion.
‘You have to pay for access to educational content,’ says Copibec’s Frédérique Couette, launching a class action lawsuit against Université Laval
‘We cling on to the idea that the UK is so different from all the other countries.’ And change, says Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin, is a new constant.
A US judge ruled that publisher Moppet Books violated copyright by publishing children’s books based on modern literary works like Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
‘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.
‘Galaktika has agreed to pay each author whose work it infringed for compensation,’ according to the Authors Guild’s statement.
As the US Book Industry Study Group surveys new awareness of rights, China’s markets are seeing positive trends in copyright-based exports.
The UK’s Publishers Association lays out demands to the government that it says are necessary for UK publishers to be successful post-Brexit.
Citing robust international publishing output and efforts to tackle problems, Bloomsbury’s Richard Charkin gives an overview at Abu Dhabi.