Publishers Brace for California Labor Law Changes

Publishers are taking a careful look at how a dizzying array of new legal standards will apply to California authors, editors, illustrators, and other publishing workers previously engaged as independent contractors when the state's new 'gig worker' law goes into effect on January 1. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-12-17 05:00:00 UTC ]
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Wired’s Facebook boom, and why we need new labor laws for kidfluencers: Publisher’s Brief

Welcome to the latest edition of Ad Age Publisher's Brief, our roundup of news from the world of content producers across digital and print. Got a tip? Send it our way. Joining us late? Here's the previous edition. Facebook II: Wired is out with a sequel of sorts to its widely-read March 2018... Continue reading at Advertising Age

[ Advertising Age | 2019-04-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Canadian Publishing 2015: Changes to Canadian Copyright Law Continue to Hammer Publishers

According to a new report, changes to Canada’s copyright law have had devastating effects on educational publishers and will ultimately contribute to a decline in the quality and quantity of content available to students. Trade publishers say they, too, are feeling the impact. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-09-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Sam Brace to become publisher at Agora Books

Sam Brace will step up from her role as publishing associate to publisher at Agora Books, PFD’s digital-first publishing imprint. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-09 16:43:34 UTC ]
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California Freelancer Law Could Expand Exemptions for Journalists

California lawmakers are reconsidering a controversial provision to a newly implemented state law which limits freelance journalists to 35 articles per-year in the same publication before they must be considered full- or part-time employees, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez announced earlier this... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-02-18 17:45:45 UTC ]
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Publishers braced for potential no-deal Brexit

Even as the British government and the European Union wrangle on a withdrawal agreement, UK publishers have begun warning staff of the dire consequences of a no-deal Brexit, fearing it could lead to book stock being held up at ports, paper supply to UK printers threatened, and a fall in the... Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-10-16 15:38:09 UTC ]
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EUP buys law specialists Avizandum Publishing

Edinburgh University Press (EUP) has bought the publishing assets of Scottish law specialists Avizandum Publishing Ltd for an undisclosed sum. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-08-12 13:58:07 UTC ]
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Government should consult with publishers on EU copyright law waiver, says report

Publishers should be given a waiver on part of the EU’s recently passed Digital Single Market Directive regarding licensing deals for links to their content, a new report recommends. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-07-31 04:34:34 UTC ]
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S&S to Distribute New Law&Crime Publishing Unit

The Law&Crime network, an on demand and live streaming network focused on trials and legal commentary, is launching a publishing unit and has signed with Simon & Schuster for worldwide sales representation and distribution. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2019-04-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Agents braced for American land-grab as publishers eye European rights post-Brexit

Negotiation of European distribution rights will become “a horror show”, agents have warned, with American publishers emboldened to grab European English-language rights from British firms after Brexit.   Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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California campaign watchdog agency seeks law barring use of campaign funds to fight harassment claims

"The Notebook," Nicholas Sparks' novel that sparked the hit 2004 film starring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams, will be adapted into a musical. Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-01-03 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What Europe’s Copyright Law Changes Could Mean for U.S. Publishers

Members of the European Parliament approved new copyright laws today, calling into question what that might mean for publishers in the United States. The laws still face another hurdle, as EU's member states have to give their approval (in January 2019) before local laws can be created to enact... Continue reading at AdWeek

[ AdWeek | 2018-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU copyright law may force tech giants to pay billions to publishers

Legislation opposed by firms like Facebook and Google and groups warning of detrimental consequences for the internetMusic companies, film-makers and media publishers could be in line for billions in payouts after EU lawmakers voted to accept controversial changes to copyright rules that aim to... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2018-09-12 00:00:00 UTC ]
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In revolt of California sanctuary law, O.C. Sheriff's Department makes inmate release dates public

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department on Monday made the release dates of jail inmates — including those in the country illegally — publicly available online, marking the latest local revolt against California’s so-called sanctuary laws. Undersheriff Don Barnes said the action is in response to... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ahead of GDPR laws, Facebook publishes privacy principles and promises to educate users

Facebook has published its privacy principles for the first time, ahead of the European Union's general data protection regulation (GDPR) which comes into force on May 25 -- although the company is pitching it as being part of Data Privacy Day. On top of this, the social network has also... Continue reading at Betanews

[ Betanews | 2018-01-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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California Publishers Champion Immigrant Stories

California publishers have mounted ambitious and unconventional projects about the immigrant experience, even as the federal government gets tougher on undocumented immigrants. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-06-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers call for rethink of proposed changes to online privacy laws

Warning that new regulations will give Google, Apple and Facebook too much control of advertising and personal dataAn alliance of news publishers has called on European regulators to rethink proposed changes to online privacy laws, arguing that they will potentially kill their digital businesses... Continue reading at The Guardian

[ The Guardian | 2017-05-29 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers must comply with new data laws to avoid €20m fines

Publishers are being urged to reassess how they process personal data ahead of new European regulations set to come into force in May next year regardless of Brexit. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2017-05-18 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bookseller Suing California Over 'Autograph Law'

Book Passage co-owner Bill Petrocelli is filing a lawsuit today against the state of California. The suit seeks to repeal the state's controversial 'Autograph Law,' which threatens to turn bookstore author signings into legal liabilities. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2017-05-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Publishers brace for what happens if Facebook stops paying for live videos

Facebook has been paying media partners to produce a certain amount of live video content per month. Most of these deals run for 12 months. Partners are aware that Facebook, having already collected a lot of data around live video consumption, might stop funding content. This could spell trouble... Continue reading at Digiday

[ Digiday | 2016-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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