Whales Dominate Global Publishing

Velocity of Content

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.


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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.

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.

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

Hugh Stephens Blog

Two days later a fire broke out aboard the … Continue reading "Books and Supply Chains: A Christmas Challenge for Authors, Publishers and Booksellers

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

Hugh Stephens Blog

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.”

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.

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.

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

Hugh Stephens Blog

Publishers Further Delay Office Return

Velocity of Content

Publishers Further Delay Office Return. As 2022 opens, the major publishers here in NY have delayed plans to come back to the office,” Albanese tells CCC. “In The post Publishers Further Delay Office Return appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center

Data Direction for Publishers

Velocity of Content

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.

Defensive Publishing Mistakes (and Potential Consequences)


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

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.

A New Normal Emerges for Publishing

Velocity of Content

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.

Publishing Takes On Climate Change

Velocity of Content

When the United Nations Climate Change Conference ( COP26 ) opens in Glasgow, Scotland on October 31, the international publishing community stands ready for action. Publishing Takes On Climate Change. In October 2020, he launched the SDG Publishers Compact with the UN.

Saving Copyright for UK Authors & Publishers

Velocity of Content

Already, the government is considering post-Brexit changes to copyright that authors and publishers fear may hit them hard. The issue that’s being looked at here is an author or a publisher’s fundamental right to control the distribution of their books in the UK.

No Languishing for Global Publishing in 2021

Velocity of Content

The ongoing global public health crisis deeply challenged all sectors of publishing in 2021. No Languishing for Global Publishing in 2021. While many have felt 2021 was a time for languishing, global publishing did not,” we note.

Since 1872, Publishers Weekly Has Delivered The News

Velocity of Content

The first issue of The Weekly Trade Circular appeared in print on January 18, 1872, and included a rundown of books and publishing news for the year just ended. A year later, the magazine was renamed The Publishers’ Weekly. Since 1872, Publishers Weekly Has Delivered The News.

Sci-Hub Founder: Academic Publishers Are the Real Threat to Science, Not Sci-Hub


The major academic publishers such as Elsevier, Wiley, and American Chemical Society are not happy with the rogue research library. This has resulted in several lawsuits including two that were won by publishers through default judgments in U.S.

An Open Letter to Justin Trudeau: Canada’s News Publishers up the Pressure on Facebook and Google

Hugh Stephens Blog

The kind you … Continue reading "An Open Letter to Justin Trudeau: Canada’s News Publishers up the Pressure on Facebook and Google Source: National Post I was at my local newsstand the other day, perusing the morning papers.

How Instagram Changed Its Embedding Feature—and What That Means for Photographers and Publishers

Copyright Alliance

The post How Instagram Changed Its Embedding Feature—and What That Means for Photographers and Publishers appeared first on Copyright Alliance.

Supply Chain Issues Worry Publishers

Velocity of Content

On Tuesday, the Book Industry Study Group hosted a webinar and discussion that outlined concerns for publishing’s supply chain in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic. Supply Chain Issues Worry Publishers. Publishers were told to consider domestic digital printing, for example.

Global publishing post-COVID: an interview with Bodour Al Qasimi

WIPO Magazine

President of the International Publishers’ Association, Sheika Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi discusses the challenges confronting publishers in the post-COVID era

A New Chapter for Open Access Publishing

Velocity of Content

In January 2021, the groundbreaking open access publisher PLOS embarked on an innovative effort to help distribute publishing costs equitably among the institutions who support them. A New Chapter for Open Access Publishing.

Shopify Hosts, Aids 'Textbook Pirates,' Publishers Say

IP Law 360

A group of educational publishers on Wednesday sued Shopify Inc. in Virginia federal court, alleging the e-commerce company knowingly hosts and enables shop owners to sell pirated digital copies of the publishers' textbooks, test packets and solution materials

Ranks of Top Publishers in 2020 Announced

Velocity of Content

The arrival of October usually would mean the publishing world starts packing for Frankfurt Book Fair. The world’s largest publishing trade show went virtual in 2020. Ranks of Top Publishers in 2020 Announced.

“USPTO Publishes Notice of New Trademark Administrative Sanctions Process”

JD Supra Law

Introduction - On January 5, 2022, the United States Patent & Trademark Office (the “USPTO”) published a Notice to the Federal Register detailing a new administrative process established by the Commissioner of Trademarks to investigate improper submissions filed with the USPTO in trademark matters.1

Indian publishers call for overhaul of copyright fair use

Managing IP

Academics and publishers demand lawmakers take a balanced approach when amending the fair use provision of India’s Copyright Act

Internet Archive Wants Publishers’ Sales Data to Show Digital Library Doesn’t Hurt Sales


The service was not appreciated by book publishers. Publishers Sue IA For Copyright Infringement. HarperCollins Publishers LLC, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Thus far, however, the publishers haven’t been prepared to offer data, at least to the extent requested by IA.

Major Manga Publishers Try to Identify Operators of Massive Pirate Sites


It now appears that manga publishers have yet more pirate sites in their crosshairs, some of which are huge and could face a similar fate.

Investment Banker Tells Publishers Buyer Interest Is Strong

Velocity of Content

The CEO Talk featured the Global 50 Ranking of the International Publishing Industry as researched by Rüdiger Wischenbart. In addition, reporters and editors of book industry trade magazines participated in the panel program, including Andrew Albanese , Publishers Weekly senior writer.

UN Sustainable Goals: The Way Ahead for Publishing and the Content Industries

Velocity of Content

Speakers include Sherri Aldis, Chief of UN Publications, United Nations; Michiel Kolman, Co-Chair Workplace Pride, Chair Inclusive Publishing, International Publishers Association; and Simone Taylor, Publisher, AIP Publishing.

PTO Publishes Regulations to Implement Trademark Modernization Act

JD Supra Law

The US Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) recently published its final rules implementing provisions of the Trademark Modernization Act of 2020 (TMA).

Frozen Mechanicals Crisis: Independent Publisher Lynn Robin Green Tells Copyright Royalty Judges how they threaten Survival

The Trichordist

Independent publisher Lynn Robin Green speaks truth to power on frozen mechanicals. Copyright Office Copyright Policy Copyright Royalty Board Frozen Mechanicals Music Streaming Sneaky Services streaming meltdown Lynn Robin Green

Peer Review, a Critical Step in Scholarly & Scientific Publishing

Velocity of Content

Scientific peer review may be thought of as something a lot like the QA component of the software development process – that is, it is essentially the QA step for the production of high-quality articles which are published in high quality journals.

Partnering for Innovative Business Models for Open Access Publishing at Frankfurt Book Fair

Velocity of Content

From 11-15 October, Frankfurt will offer its new Masterclasses, 60-minute lectures featuring insights into exciting future markets as well as topical issues in publishing.

Publishers: Internet Archive’s Sales Data Demand is “Burdensome and Irrelevant”


Last June, publishers Hachette, HarperCollins, John Wiley and Penguin Random House sued the Internet Archive for copyright infringement , describing its ‘Open Library’ as operating like a pirate site. Publishers Respond to Internet Archive’s Request.

Wellcome as a Change Agent for Open Science and the Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem

Velocity of Content

This post is the first in a three-part series dedicated to exploring and inspiring agents of change across the scientific publishing landscape. . The post Wellcome as a Change Agent for Open Science and the Scholarly Publishing Ecosystem appeared first on Copyright Clearance Center

Songwriters and Publishers Ask the MLC: Where’s my money?–MusicTechPolicy

The Trichordist

For seven months, The MLC has sat on $424 Million of songwriters' money. Songwriters ask, "Where's My Money?". Black Box MLC Meltdown Redesignation of The MLC Songwriter News Songwriter Rights The MLC

CCC Joins Two Publishing Industry Collaborations to Help Promote a More Sustainable Future

Velocity of Content

CCC recently joined two publishing industry collaborations, each with the aim of promoting a more sustainable future. The summary published by the Cooperative, entitled Are you using plastics in your garden? In June 2021, CCC joined the United Nation’s SDG Publishers Compact.

Rare Books Publisher Valancourt Versus The Deposit Requirement

The Illusion of More

On July 23, the District Court for the District of Columbia denied publisher Valancourt’s claims that the requirement to provide deposit copies of U.S. The post Rare Books Publisher Valancourt Versus The Deposit Requirement appeared first on The Illusion of More.

Photo publisher’s checklist: Seven New Year’s legal resolutions for your website

JD Supra Law

As we near the end of the 2021, here are seven resolutions – not including the obligatory “get in shape” or “be more organized” – that you may want to consider for 2022. Copyright Ownership.

Sneaky Services Use Frozen Mechanicals Public Comments by Songwriters and Independent Publishers–to LOWER Streaming Mechanicals

The Trichordist

” We really appreciate how Trichordist readers have stuck with the story we have been telling… Read more "Sneaky Services Use Frozen Mechanicals Public Comments by Songwriters and Independent Publishers–to LOWER Streaming Mechanicals". Only drug dealers and Big Tech refer to their “customers” as “users.”