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At ALA Midwinter, Librarians Show Some Fight

Publishers Weekly – 2012-01-27

They say everything is bigger in Texas, and that certainly held true for the issues facing librarians at the American Library Association’s 2012 Midwinter Meeting, held January 20–24 in Dallas. In a climate of stretched budgets,...
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Feds shut down Megaupload, call it an international organized crime ring

Betanews – 2012-01-20

As the internet pats itself on the back for protesting SOPA and changing the minds of a handful of U.S. Senators, file-sharing site Megaupload has been brought down in one of the largest copyright infringement cases of all time. Seven individuals...
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Publishers reinvent Woolf and Joyce as copyright lapses

The Bookseller – 2012-01-16

Classics publishers are refreshing their editions of modernist authors James Joyce and Virginia...
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Chinese authors sue Apple for copyright infringement: report

Reuters – 2012-01-09

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A group of Chinese authors has sued Apple Inc for 11.9 million yuan ($1.9 million) in compensation for allegedly providing copyright-infringing books for download through its online store, Chinese financial magazine Caixin...
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HC US sues over Open Road e-book

The Bookseller – 2011-12-28

HarperCollins US is suing digital publisher Open Road for copyright infringement after it...
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Google Books and ActuaLitté launch out-of-copyright library

The Bookseller – 2011-12-23

Google Books and the French online publication ActuaLitté have launched a digital library...
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Google Plans to Seek Books Lawsuit Dismissal

PC World – 2011-12-06

After a so-far fruitless three-year effort to settle the case, Google and the plaintiffs suing it for alleged book-related copyright infringement apparently are...
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Give books, give kids new worlds

SacBee – 2011-12-05

Among our joyful holiday jobs is selecting books for our children. It's tough duty with too many choices. To make it easier, we're giving you capsule reviews of our favorites. Reproduced by permission of the publisher, Candlewick Press This pop-up...
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Use It, or Lose It

Publishers Weekly – 2011-12-02

When it comes to copyright, the discussion today invariably focuses on piracy. For today’s large copyright-based industries, almost any unauthorized use of their content is considered stealing. But the real question may be what such a restrictive...
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Singapore Press Holdings sues Yahoo over copyright

Reuters – 2011-11-23

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore Press Holdings (SPH), which has a near monopoly of newspaper publishing in the city-state, said on Wednesday it filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Yahoo Inc, alleging the internet giant reproduced news...
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News Leadership 3.0 -- SOPA: Could this proposed IP law chill news innovation?

Online Journalism Review – 2011-11-19

Controversial new legislation aimed at defending intellectual property rights is making its way through Congress. It’s sparked considerable backlash across the internet. While protecting copyright is an admirable goal, this particular bill could...
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Australian book industry moves to ease import restrictions

The Bookseller – 2011-11-09

Written By: Bookseller Staff Publication Date: Wed, 09/11/2011 - 09:15 Australia’s publishers have moved to compromise in the battle to protect their industry from parallel importing. According to a report from Inside Retail, the Book Industry...
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Copyright "drives growth", Mollet tells select committee

The Bookseller – 2011-11-01

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Tue, 01/11/2011 - 15:57 Publishers Association chief executive Richard Mollet has defended the fundamental value of copyright at a select committee evidence session into the Hargreaves Review. read more
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PA welcomes Newzbin2 ruling

The Bookseller – 2011-10-26

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Wed, 26/10/2011 - 15:03 The Publishers Association applauded today's high court ruling requiring BT to block filesharing site Newzbin2, the first time a website has been blocked by an internet...
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Chin pushes Google Settlement deadline to 2012

The Bookseller – 2011-09-16

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Fri, 16/09/2011 - 08:25 The judge in the Google Settlement case has extended the deadline for talks between the internet giant and the publishers and authors involved. The deal, which involves a...
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Google Copyright Talks Continue With Publishers, Authors

AllThingsD – 2011-09-16

Google Inc. and publisher and author groups are continuing to discuss options to resolve copyright litigation over a proposed digital library of books after a federal judge earlier this year rejected a settlement in the case, lawyers for both sides...
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French publishers drop charges against Google

The Bookseller – 2011-09-15

Written By: Barbara Casassus Publication Date: Thu, 15/09/2011 - 09:00 French publishers Albin Michel, Flammarion and Gallimard have confirmed they have dropped charges against Google for digitising copyrighted books from their catalogues without...
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Google, book publishers make 'substantial progress' toward settlement

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-09-15

Lawyers for authors, publishers and Google on Thursday bought themselves more time to reach a deal to create the world's largest digital library, telling a judge they were making progress in settlement talks but had agreed to proceed toward a trial...
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Disney 'Furious' at NBC for Breaking Embargo on Kennedy Book

AdWeek – 2011-09-14

Disney execs are “furious” that the world exclusive on the embargoed Jackie Kennedy book and audiotapes was broken by NBC, and not ABC, according to the New York Post’s Keith Kelly. Both ABC and the book’s publisher, Hyperion, are owned by...
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Hargreaves "flawed", PA tells MPs

The Bookseller – 2011-09-14

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 14/09/2011 - 09:50 The Publishers Association has told MPs that economic analysis contained in the Hargreaves Review was "fundamentally flawed" and that it does not support the review's proposals...
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