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PA calls for Article 50 extension as Brexit deal defeated again

The Publishers Association has called for a longer extension to Article 50 after Theresa May’s Brexit withdrawal agreement was voted down for the third time by MPs. Politicians voted by 344 votes to 286 against the government’s deal, meaning Britain is now scheduled to leave on 12th April. The... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU 'breakthrough' on new copyright directive

The European Parliament, the Council of the EU and the European Commission have broken a political deadlock on a new copyright directive to produce a major revamp of copyright rules, for the first time in 18 years. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-02-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European Booksellers Cheer as Digital Market Talks on Ebooks and Geo-Blocking

'We trust that the European Commission will take the specific nature of the (ebook) sector into account," says the Börsenverein' Jessica Sänger. The post European Booksellers Cheer as Digital Market Talks on Ebooks and Geo-Blocking appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-11-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Death and taxes

Philip Jones takes a look at the European Commission's decision on Amazon's back taxes. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon 'to be hit with huge bill over back taxes'

Amazon is reportedly on the cusp of being hit with a huge bill in back taxes by the European Commission, worth several hundred million euros. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-10-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Industry Notes: EC Chooses Spain’s Odilo; Quarto Breaks Off Talks

Talking of 'innovative and affordable solutions to assist schools and universities,' Odilo announces a deal with the European Commission.  The post Industry Notes: EC Chooses Spain’s Odilo; Quarto Breaks Off Talks appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-08-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European Publishing Associations on Geo-Blocking, Ebooks, and the Digital Single Market

On the European Commission's geo-blocking regulations for ebooks, the Italian, Greek, French, and European publishing associations issue words of caution. The post European Publishing Associations on Geo-Blocking, Ebooks, and the Digital Single Market appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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BA welcomes EC move on unfair online trading practices

The Booksellers Association has welcomed the European Commission’s promise to take a closer look at the unfair trading practices in platform-to-business relationships. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon: EC considers new law to tackle unfair online trading practices

The European Commission is considering a new law to deal with unfair trading practices after deciding further action is necessary to promote fairness and responsibility of online platforms such as Amazon. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google case raises doubts about German news copyright law

German news publishers suing Google for copyright dues under a 2013 law may get more than they bargained for, with implications for readers and newspapers throughout the EU.Rather than rule in their favor, the Berlin court hearing their case has raised doubts about the validity of the very law... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2017-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European Commission's New E-book Rules Worry Booksellers

The Commission ruled last week that booksellers must now fulfill orders from customers anywhere in the European Union. Some fear the shift will force small and medium-sized booksellers out of the ebook business. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European Commission makes Amazon's removal of MFN clauses legally binding

Amazon's offer to remove its controversial "Most Favoured Nation" (MFN) clauses from its ebook contracts has been accepted and made legally binding by the European Commission. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-05 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amazon will no longer strong arm ebook publishers in Europe

The European Commission has accepted Amazon's changes to how it sells its ebooks. Following a 2015 investigation over the retailer's anti-competitive behaviour, Amazon said back in January that it would change its ebook contracts, removing clauses t... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2017-05-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The press must be protected from the internet parasites | Letters

Reward the creators, not the distributorsWill Hutton (“Are we finally reacting to the disruptive supremacy of Facebook and Google?”, Comment, last week) could have also mentioned the Gutenberg printing press, which democratised the making available of man’s creative spirit. Publishers find... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-04-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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German Publishers Association Cheers EC Commitments from Amazon: ‘Another Victory for Publishers’

Perhaps nowhere is there such a jubilant response to the European Commission's pressure on Amazon than in Germany. The Börsenverein hails the week's events. The post German Publishers Association Cheers EC Commitments from Amazon: ‘Another Victory for Publishers’ appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at 'Publishing Perspectives'

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-01-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Brussels hears further arguments in support of e-lending

Further plans for libraries to be able to lend ebooks were discussed this week at the European Commission. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2017-01-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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E-books can be sold with reduced VAT, says EC

European publishers and booksellers have welcomed the decision of the European Commission to allow VAT to be reduced on ebooks, with sales now bound to go up, according to booksellers. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-12-02 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Philip Pullman calls for UK to adopt EU plans to protect authors' royalties

His Dark Materials author has appealed for EU directive to be introduced in Britain, to block ‘unfair practices that currently prevent authors making a living’His Dark Materials author Philip Pullman has welcomed a “badly need[ed]” new proposal from the European Commission that would protect... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-09-21 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EC DSM proposals: Pullman welcomes directive on 'unjust' author contracts

The European Commission has released a new raft of proposals for copyright reform as part of its Digital Single Market (DSM) strategy, with one clause suggesting that authors should have the opportunity to renegotiate contracts where renumeration is “disproportionately low” relative to... Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-15 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Google may have to pay for news snippets under EU copyright reform

A proposed reform of European Union copyright law grants online news publishers additional rights that could lead to the closure of services such as Google News if strictly enforced.Copyright law already provides reporters with protection for the news stories they publish, but in a draft... Continue reading at 'PC World'

[ PC World | 2016-09-14 00:00:00 UTC ]
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