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Copyrighted material: fair and unfair use

Editors Weblog – 2011-06-22

Since its advent, the Internet has blurred the lines between copyrighted and free content. Publishers are frustrated with the seeming inability to keep material under control, and commentators are increasingly careful about sourcing material in...
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Guardian Books podcast: Do books have a future?

Guardian – 2011-06-17

What does 21st-century technology hold for the printed word? Last week academics, librarians, publishers and writers descended on the Villa Reale, near Milan, to find out.We hear from a Senegalese publisher struggling with the differences between...
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Digital rights management a "felony", conference hears

The Bookseller – 2011-06-08

Written By: Tom Tivnan Publication Date: Wed, 08/06/2011 - 15:17 Digital rights management is a "felony", delegates at the second day of a UNESCO conference on digital books heard, as proponents for the liberalisation of copyright laws clashed...
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British Library creates a "national memory' with digital newspaper archive

Guardian – 2011-05-30

Public will eventually be able to browse more than 40m newspaper pages"It's an absolute fact. The history of the newspaper publishing industry is the history of failure," says Ed King, the charismatic head of the British Library's newspaper...
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European Commission Recognizes Importance of Copyright for Content Creators in Key New Proposals

Editor & Publisher – 2011-05-26

Two documents affecting online copyright were published by the European Commission this week, both incorporating ideas and proposals made by the European Publishers Council that will help sure up innovation and investment in the online content...
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Will EMI's move to reclaim digital licensing rights simplify the process?

Guardian – 2011-05-24

EMI's decision to negotiate digital licensing rights in-house could create a more unequal playing field for independent songwritersEarlier this month, EMI Music Publishing announced that it will take back digital licensing rights from ASCAP, the...
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Willy the Wizard appeal to go ahead in July

The Bookseller – 2011-05-24

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Tue, 24/05/2011 - 15:35 The trustee of the estate of the late Willy the Wizard author Adrian Jacobs has paid £50,000 to the court, meaning his appeal and the copyright lawsuit against J K Rowling...
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Google ditches newspaper archive plan

Guardian – 2011-05-20

Search giant to focus on helping publishers make money from the internet instead of digitising print titlesIt was a key part in Google's attempt to organise the world's information – but the search giant has abandoned its ambitious plan to digitise...
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Hargreaves says no to 'fair use' clause in copyright review

The Bookseller – 2011-05-18

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Wed, 18/05/2011 - 09:55 Publishers appear to have got a reprieve in the Hargreaves Review into intellectual property with it recommending against imposing an American style 'Fair Use' defence for...
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Report calls for overhaul of UK copyright law

Guardian – 2011-05-17

Newport State of Mind and other parodies to be given extra legal protection in this week's Hargreaves report on intellectual property, which will also legalise 'ripping' of CDs to digital devicesThe government is to be urged to relax UK intellectual...
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Judge Takes Dim View of Righthaven

AdWeek – 2011-05-03

A newspaper publisher’s copyright attack dog got a swat on the nose last week. Righthaven LLC has filed over 250 infringement lawsuits in Nevada, Colorado, and California on behalf of Las Vegas Review-Journal, the Denver Post, and other newspapers....
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UK ebook sales rise 20% to £180m

Guardian – 2011-05-03

Figures boosted by Amazon's Kindle and popularity of Stephen Fry and Stieg Larsson titlesThe growing popularity of digital readers such as Amazon's Kindle and ebook titles by authors including Stephen Fry and Stieg Larsson helped boost UK sales of...
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There's a better way to beat the ebook pirates

Guardian – 2011-04-24

Ebook fears may prompt publishers to repeat the draconian copyright crackdown of the 1990sYou know it's a slow news day when the front page of a newspaper is a regurgitated press release from the Publishers Association. That must have been the case...
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Report: LimeWire Settlement With Publishers Just $11 Million

Digital Media Wire – 2011-04-14

Los Angeles - File-sharing service LimeWire paid $11 million to settle copyright infringement litigation brought by music publishers last month, Digital Music News reported, citing sources.read more
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LBF: Execs say governments must be ?"made to listen" on copyright defence

The Bookseller – 2011-04-13

Written By: Benedicte Page Publication Date: Wed, 13/04/2011 - 14:11 The industry must make a stronger case to government for strengthening safeguards on copyright, with the protection of authors at its heart, said senior international publishers...
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Boot up: Apple's Steve Jobs authorised biography to be released next year, and more

Guardian – 2011-04-11

Plus iPhone jailbreaking 'an industry in itself', and the iPad forces Adobe out of its mouldA quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamSteve Jobs Authorized Biography Coming in 2012 >> Associated Press"Simon &...
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Fair use copyright law "would create uncertainty"

The Bookseller – 2011-04-07

Written By: Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 07/04/2011 - 09:06 Introducing an American-style "fair use" exception for intellectual property would result in greater uncertainty for copyright holders, the Society of Authors and Association...
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Aggregators: if we can't beat them, let's join them

Guardian – 2011-03-28

Arianna Huffington's sale of her website to AOL shows there's still money to be made if you know what you're doingArianna Huffington's sale of the website that bears her name has not been without controversy; there are plenty who say she made a...
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The Google Settlement Rejection: What Comes Next?

Publishers Weekly – 2011-03-28

When it was introduced in 2008, the Google Book Settlement was hailed by its creators as historic. Now, it is history. On March 22, after more than two years of contentious debate, Judge Denny Chin rejected the controversial proposal on copyright...
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Just for once, Google has been given a bloody nose

Guardian – 2011-03-27

The court ruling on the company's digitisation plans is welcome, but there's a common-sense compromiseLast week, a US judge in Manhattan made a landmark decision. As to what it means, opinions vary. Some see it as arresting the cultural progress...
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