Titles in this Rights Roundup come from Finland, Spain, the United Kingdom, and Italy, and they include a single entry with 31 rights sales.
The Access Copyright Foundation program announces its grants in literature to writers as well as awards made to organizations and publishers.
José Borghino tells WIPO, ‘Publishers need a clear legal framework with appropriate exclusive rights and effective enforcement’ in copyright.
‘Cultural globalization and digitization trends have accelerated the publishing industry’s own globalization,’ says IPA’s president.
Pointing out the ‘rise of streaming platforms on the EU market’ being ‘accelerated by the pandemic, the Authors’ Group Calls for urgent action.
‘The biggest threat to our industry post-Brexit,’ says the Publishers Association, is an ‘international copyright exhaustion framework.’
‘As we become ever more interdependent,’ Richard Charkin writes, the IPA is uniquely positioned to ‘protect, support, and nurture’ publishing.
‘Publishing drives political accountability,’ the Association of American Publishers’ Maria A. Pallante says in her address.
Three speakers were heard on issues of racial and social justice, monopoly power, and the evolution of very big tech in book retail.
From the protection of copyright to censorship, taxes, and the need for digital acceleration, a survey of Arab publishers’ hurdles ahead.