In Canada, South Africa, Singapore, India, and the United Kingdom, says Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy, copyright concerns are pending.
The implementation of Germany’s Copyright Knowledge Society Act is seen in a new survey to be cutting into textbook sales.
To raise awareness of book production, Colombia’s publishers and the Bogotá book fair are educating consumers in hopes of curbing piracy.
The Copyright Amendment Bill currently in preparation in South Africa, says Copyright Clearance Center’s Michael Healy, could well be as damaging as Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act has been.
PEN Afrikaans, like the International Authors Forum, echoes the International Publishers Association in criticizing South Africa’s Copyright Amendment Bill.
Calling it ‘a truly essential organization for making our marketplace work,’ Canadian publishers honor the Access Copyright revenue collection agency, which is in the middle of a dispute with the education sector.
‘My colleagues and I are suffering real-time damage triggered by this act.’ Glenn Rollans and Kate Edwards of the Association of Canadian Publishers, along with John Degen of the Writers’ Union, testify in hearings on the Copyright Modernization Act.
In some of the most pointed commentary yet on the crisis created by the 2012 Copyright Modernization Act, the International Publishers Association testifies that Canada is ‘internationally an outlier’ for failing to protect intellectual property.
‘Reform measures are anticipated over the course of the next year,’ says a statement from Ottawa, ‘to enable creators to get paid properly.’ Canada’s House of Commons has opened its review of the controversial 2012 Copyright Modernization Act.
In a series of discussions, the Publishing Perspectives Talks bring industry leaders to Frankfurt’s Business Club on key issues of global book publishing today
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