K-12 common core standards for US education are likely to create opportunities and increase demand for high quality nonfiction material, writes Roy Kaufman of CCC.
A report from the University of Illinois shows that copyright laws have squashed the market for books from the middle of the 20th century.
The Faulkner estate sued Sony for copyright infringement in Woody Allen’s movie, Midnight in Paris, in which a character paraphrases a Faulkner quote. The judge dismissed the case citing fair use.
Luo Li, founder of Qidian, China’s largest online literature site, has been arrested and accused of selling copyrights to Tencent, which itself plans to launch a competing site.
Author Harper Lee, now 87-years-old, is suing the son-in-law of her former literary agent after he allegedly duped her into signing over rights to her classic To Kill a Mockingbird.
UK company IPR License has built a new platform that promises exploit dormant content via an easy-to-use system for rights holders and buyers to trade globally.
Already popular in Japan, affordable services that scan your print books and turn them into e-books have come to the US, with 1dollarscan.com leading the way.
Not too long ago the idea of scanning print books without permission sent publishers into fits. Now, that individuals are doing it, have the ethics changed?
At this year’s Librarians’ Day in Germany, discussion ranged from librarian training to Open Access to ensuring the future libraries as social gathering places.
The recent publication of a previously unpublished James Joyce children’s story by Dublin’s Ithys Press sparks an ugly feud over copyright and public domain.