On June 13 in NYC, CCC’s Michael Healy discussed recent copyright legislation and challenges in the European Union, Brazil, and South Africa.
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.
Bold-faced names in European publishing met in Brussels with the EC, where they signed a single market declaration favoring open borders for e-books.
On Monday, the European Commission investigated several French publishers for illegal e-book price fixing, this in a country with fixed book prices. Ironic, hypocritical…or merely confusing? By Edward Nawotka Yesterday we learned from a dozen news sources that on March 1 several European publishing houses were “raided” by European Commission officials in search of evidence of price fixing among e-book …
By Hannah Johnson Welcome to the first Tech Digest roundup of noteworthy links about new technology, digital developments, social media, cool gadgets, and more. Without further ado, here is today’s digest: Amazon Announces New Kindle As everyone predicted this week when they saw the Kindle was out-of-stock, Amazon has announced a “smaller, lighter, faster” Kindle. It looks like Amazon is …
By Edward Nawotka Today’s lead story discusses the launch of Libranda, Spain’s new e-book distribution platform. Along with the announcement is the news that e-books will be charged at the same tax rate as computer software — 18% — instead of the lower 4% rate that is typically applied by “cultural products,” such as books. The Spanish government wants to …