A proposal for redistributing copyright revenues to authors in Germany has been left in limbo, even as the European Commission proposes its own update to the EU’s copyright framework.
Declaring that ‘the current copyright framework is unfit for the digital age,’ the chief of the Europe’s research libraries organization speaks out against “neighboring rights,’ related rights, for publishers.
As Germany’s publishing industry reels from a Supreme Court ruling on copyright levies that could plunge some houses into bankruptcy, legal counsel to the Börsenverein tells us that a Constitutional Court challenge will be attempted.
Content today is ‘born digital, transmitted digitally, used digitally, consumed digitally,’ and a leading player in the field, Michael Healy, plans his address at IDPF to highlight some of the hotspots in a world teeming with copyright issue
As part of the European Commission’s Digital Single Market initiative, publishers and authors are being asked for input on copyright issues by June 15.
Joaquín Rodríguez shares his views on ebook accessibility, standards and interoperability within the frame of the European single digital market.
Setting the stage for Europe’s debate about ebook taxation, a European Parliament Research Service briefing lays out the dilemma.
Even as the VAT rates changed, Italy saw a rise in print sales in 2015 after a five-year decline.
The EC’s anti-trust investigation of Amazon has focused on ‘most favored nation’ (MFN) status, offering a curious echo of history, writes Roger Tagholm.
The Culture Ministers of France, Germany, Italy and Poland have joined together to campaign for the EC to charge the same VAT for ebook sales as print.