CCC Supports Scholarly Publishing Community Through SSP’s Generations Fund

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Founded in 1978, the Society for Scholarly Publishing’s ( SSP ) mission is to support all organizations and individuals to advance scholarly publishing. An investment in the Generations Fund is an investment in the future of the global scholarly publishing community.

Is Your Website Published or Unpublished?

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That question is whether the descriptions were “published” or “unpublished” according to the law when they were put on FDN’s website. However, applying terms like “published” and “unpublished” to a website is complicated. The post Is Your Website Published or Unpublished?


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Books, e-Books, Authors, Publishers and Libraries: A Complex Relationship?

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French Publishers Win Z-Library Piracy Blocking Order


Nevertheless, all copyrighted content receives the same protection under the law, so academic and other publishers are keen to protect their interests in the same way as other rightsholders. Publishing Houses Take Action to Block Z-Library.

Small Batch Publishing

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So why not “small-batch publishing”? Caleb Mason runs Publerati , his independent publishing enterprise, from his home on Vinalhaven , a coastal Maine island reached by a 75-minute ferry ride. Small Batch Publishing.

Do News Publishers “Own” the News? (And Should They be Compensated when Others use News Content they Publish?)?

Hugh Stephens Blog

The issue of whether news publishers should receive compensation when their content is used by “others” (such as internet platforms, specifically Facebook and Google) has become a hot topic in a number of countries of late.

NCAA Publishes Interim NIL Policy Clarifications

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On October 26, 2022, the NCAA approved and published additional clarifications to its Name Image Likeness (NIL) Policy.

Publishers Win Preliminary Injunction Against Maryland Law that Requires Licensing Digital Works to Libraries

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Publishers scored a win yesterday in the U.S. The lawsuit was brought by the Association of American Publishers (AAP) against the state of Maryland and charged that the Maryland Act was preempted by the U.S.

Copyright Office Study Finds Protections for News Publishers are Adequate

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The Copyright Office’s study concludes that, while the news publishing industry is facing significant problems in obtaining adequate funding during the Internet era, those problems are not due to any current shortcomings in the state of U.S. On June 30, the U.S.

Whales Dominate Global Publishing

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In the 2021 edition of Global 50 , an annual ranking of publishing’s leading firms, industry analyst Rüdiger Wischenbart reports that the combined revenue of the top 10 companies tops that of the following 40. Whales Dominate Global Publishing.

Major Publishers Expand Sci-Hub, Libgen and Ebook Piracy Blocking


Publishers are therefore desperate to prevent people from accessing their premium content from pirate sites. The Publishers Association. The Publishers Association is not the only group of its type utilizing blocking orders in the UK.

Publishing Unites Against War, Putin

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Publishing Unites Against War, Putin. The international publishing community reacted similarly. The post Publishing Unites Against War, Putin appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center

How Can News Publishers Best Protect Their Content? The US Copyright Office Explores Options

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This past October, the US Copyright Office (USCO) announced it would be undertaking “a public study to evaluate the effectiveness of current copyright protections for publishers in the United States, with a focus on press publishers.”

Publishing “Trial of the Century” Opens

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Parties in the Department of Justice suit to block Penguin Random House’s acquisition of rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster converged on a federal courthouse this week. Publishing “Trial of the Century” Opens.

The Picasso of Publishing

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The July 11 press release from SAGE Publishing announced the acquisition of SciWheel , which will be integrated with Lean Library , part of the Technology from SAGE division that provides workflow services for libraries and their patrons. The Picasso of Publishing. “I

Press publishers’ right: social media enter the stage

Kluwer Copyright Blog

On 21 st October 2021, Facebook announced that it has reached an agreement with APIG , an association of French press publishers, committing itself to the payment of licensing fees pursuant to the press publishers’ right introduced by the 2019 Copyright Directive.

UK – DCMS publishes an updated Digital Strategy

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On 13 June 2022, the UK’s Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) published its 2022 Digital Strategy (the Strategy). By: Allen & Overy LLP

“Is the publishing industry broken?”

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The daily grind of life in the book publishing industry has come under close inspection this week in a much-discussed Publishers Weekly feature. Is the publishing industry broken?”. The post “Is the publishing industry broken?”

Ethics in Publishing Gets Its Own Journal

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Fraud, plagiarism, misinformation, and misdirection – they are all toxins polluting scholarly publishing like chemicals tainting a water supply. Ethics in Publishing Gets Its Own Journal. First of all, we’re really into niches here in the publishing program.

The concept of “publisher” and Article 16 DSM Directive– using the example of stock image agencies

Kluwer Copyright Blog

According to Article 16 EU DSM Directive 2019/790 (“DSM Directive”), a “publisher” may have a claim to a share of the author’s statutory remuneration claims – such as fair compensation for private copies – if the author has granted the “publisher” a right in his work.

Books and Supply Chains: A Christmas Challenge for Authors, Publishers and Booksellers

Hugh Stephens Blog

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Another Poke in the Eye for Authors and Publishers from New Zealand’s Libraries?

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The Publishers Association Ramps Up Site Blocking to Reduce Piracy


The Publishers Association Seeks to Limit Workarounds. Until recently, there had been no public sign to suggest that The Publishers Association intended to take things further. Publishing Anti-Piracy Groups Remain Active.

Publishing Research Directions

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Publishing Research Directions. The post Publishing Research Directions appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center

ResearchGate Wins (& Loses) Scientific Publishers’ Copyright Lawsuit


Its users, which currently number around 20 million, are able to upload content to the platform, which at times includes published research papers. Publishers: ResearchGate is Responsible For Illegal Content. From the publishers’ side, this is a victory for them.

Judge Pan Releases Antitrust Publishing Case Opinion

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Department of Justice (DOJ) had made its case that the proposed merger would likely “lessen competition” in the market for book rights in violation of Section 7 of the Clayton Act, according to Andrew Albanese , Publishers Weekly senior writer. “I

Guest Post: Press Publishers’ Rights In Indian News Media Digital Space


We are pleased to bring you a guest post by Mili Baxi, on the development of a publisher’s right in digital media. European Union and Australian Approach for Press Publishers’ Interest. Copyright copyright press publisher's right

Publishers Team Up Against Apparent Counterfeit Distributor

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On August 13, 2021, McGraw Hill LLC; Bedford, Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC d/b/a Macmillan Learning; Cengage Learning, Inc.; collectively, the “Publishers”) filed a lawsuit against Radius International, Inc.

Publishing Zeroes in on Net Zero

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The Journal of Climate Change , published in Amsterdam by IOS Press. Publishing is also sharing information and data on climate change even while taking steps to drive systemic change within its own sector. Recognition of that across publishing has been incredibly important.

US Copyright Office advises not to introduce ancillary copyright protection for press publishers in the US

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But is the EU press publishers’ right a model for other legislatures to follow too? In a report released last week, the Copyright Office advised against adopting additional rights for press publishers.

Defensive Publishing Mistakes (and Potential Consequences)

The post Defensive Publishing Mistakes (and Potential Consequences) appeared first on - IP Innovation and Analytics. Writing a great defensive publication, or defensive disclosure, is more than checking for spelling mistakes and grammatical errors.

2022 “Global 50” Rankings for Publishers

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The world’s largest trade book publisher came by its name as a joke. Co-founders Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer, already owners of the Modern Library, called their new venture Random House in 1927 because they expected to publish whatever books they liked.

Compulsory licensing for expensive medicines – new report published in Belgium

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On 14 June 2022, the Belgian Health Care Knowledge Centre (KCE), a think-tank funded by the Belgian government, published a report on the compulsory licensing of expensive medicinal products (the Report).

A New Normal Emerges for Publishing

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A New Normal Emerges for Publishing. When the pandemic struck the year in 2020, forecasts for publishing were dire. Thad McIlroy , co-author of COVID-19 and Book Publishing: Impacts and Insights for 2021 , reviews publishing’s pandemic performance from multiple angles.

Data Direction for Publishers

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For generations, editors and publishers have relied on gut intuition when making book acquisitions and sales projections. Data Direction for Publishers. Dr. Rachel Noorda is director of book publishing and an assistant professor in English, at Portland State University.

Danish Pirate Site Blocking Updated, Telecoms Group Publishes All Domains


Both Rights Alliance and Teleindustrien (Telecommunications Industry Association in Denmark) have published copies of the new Code of Conduct but neither explain how the new system will work.

The Growing Threat of Trademark Scams – article published by ABA

Erik K Pelton

Published in Landslide , Vol. The post The Growing Threat of Trademark Scams – article published by ABA appeared first on Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC. I recently co-wrote and article with Olivia Muller about the never ending threat of trademark scams.

Publishing Antitrust Case in Final Stages

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On Friday last week in Washington, DC, parties in the Department of Justice suit to block Penguin Random House’s acquisition of rival Big Five publisher Simon & Schuster delivered closing arguments before Judge Florence Pan. Publishing Antitrust Case in Final Stages.

Awaiting Decision in Publisher Antitrust Case

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These briefs likely serve as the penultimate act before Judge Florence Pan rules in the case later this year, reports Andrew Albanese , Publishers Weekly senior writer. Awaiting Decision in Publisher Antitrust Case.

Browser Extension Adds Sci-Hub Download Links to Publishers’ Websites


Praised by all who find its services useful or even vital, Sci-Hub also has to deal with attacks from publishing giants who would prefer to see the platform taken offline, or blocked by ISPs wherever that is a viable option. “Inject freedom into science publisher websites, with style.