Resale of e-books 'unlawful' under EU law

The resale of e-books on sites such as Tom Kabinet are "unlawful under EU law", advocate general Maciej Szpunar has ruled. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2019-09-11 10:43:35 UTC ]
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After Israel’s Book Law: Hebrew Book Week Sees More Modest Discounts

From Haaretz: With Israel's fixed-price 'Book Law' repealed, reports are that this year's Hebrew Book Week sees less aggressive discounts than in the past. The post After Israel’s Book Law: Hebrew Book Week Sees More Modest Discounts appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2017-06-09 00:00:00 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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NZ considers changes to copyright law as part of promise to help end global 'book famine'

An estimated 90% of all written works worldwide are not available in accessible formats. New Zealand is implementing the Marrakesh Treaty to help change that. Continue reading at The Conversation

[ The Conversation | 2019-07-23 20:01:52 UTC ]
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EU copyright law passes final hurdle

The Council of the European Union has approved the EU’s new law on copyright, making digital platforms like Google and Facebook legally responsible for content they host. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-04-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Trade welcomes new EU copyright law as MEPs approve reform

The European Parliament has passed the EU's new law on copyright as trade bodies hail the first major revamp of copyright rules in 18 years.  Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-03-27 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU passes divisive Article 13 copyright law

In what should be its final vote on the matter, the European Parliament approved its new, highly controversial copyright rules. While the Copyright Directive is meant to empower creatives and news publishers, the rules are seen by many as over the to... Continue reading at Engadget

[ Engadget | 2019-03-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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SoA demands Internet Archive stops lending books ‘unlawfully’

The Society of Authors has demanded the Internet Archive’s Open Library stops lending books "unlawfully" online in the UK, arguing the US practice of Controlled Digital Lending is a breach of copyright. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2019-01-22 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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Trade dismayed after controversial EU copyright law rejected

Publishers and authors have expressed their disappointment and "worry" after a controversial EU copyright law was rejected by parliament. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-07 00:00:00 UTC ]
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European Publishers 'Shocked' at EU E-book Lending Ruling

The Court of Justice of the European Union has ruled that lending of ebooks and physical books should be treated the same. Publishers immediately objected to the decision, fearing unrestricted ebook lending would cut into revenues. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Israel’s Short-Lived Fixed-Price Book Law: A Rights Agent’s Viewpoint

International publishing rights agent Stephanie Barrouillet of Tel Aviv describes the effects of a short-lived fixed-price law, just repealed by Israel. The post Israel’s Short-Lived Fixed-Price Book Law: A Rights Agent’s Viewpoint appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-09-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Amid Controversy, Israel Repeals Its Fixed Price ‘Book Law’

Israel has repealed its Law for the Protection of Literature and Writers, which required fixed book prices for 18 months and minimum author royalty rates. The post Amid Controversy, Israel Repeals Its Fixed Price ‘Book Law’ appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2016-06-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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London Book Fair 2016: Hachette CEO Presses Chinese Publishers, Blasts EU Copyright Proposals

Hachette CEO Arnaud Nourry said defeating the European Commission's copyright proposals should be the IPA's "number one" goal. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2016-04-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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ABA Head Rings Alarm About Amazon Books and Antitrust Laws

In light of Amazon opening a physical store in Seattle, the booksellers association head is reminding publishers and other vendors of their obligation to ensure that accounts do not transfer inventory from one class of business to another. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-11-20 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Biggest Book Fair in the EU’s Smallest Country

Malta's biggest book fair displays the country's varied cultural influences and serves as a showcase for its small, dynamic publishing industry. The post The Biggest Book Fair in the EU’s Smallest Country appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-11-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bizarre Romanian Law Frees Convicts Who Publish Books

A law in Romania allows prisoners who publish books to cut months off their sentences. Several imprisoned politicians and businessmen have taken advantage. The post Bizarre Romanian Law Frees Convicts Who Publish Books appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2015-11-06 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Ingrid Law's 'Switch' Book Tour: A Photo Essay

To celebrate her new book, 'Switch,' Ingrid Law criss-crossed the country on a book tour that spanned Colorado to Georgia. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2015-10-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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EU Regulators Investigate Amazon's E-Book Practices

The move continues a trend of cracking down on the operations of major tech companies in Europe.In recent months, European regulators increasingly have been scrutinizing the practices of U.S. tech giants that dominate their respective industries, focusing their investigatory efforts on Amazon,... Continue reading at Fast Company

[ Fast Company | 2015-06-11 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Facebook tracks all site vistors, violating EU law, report says

Facebook tracks everyone who visits its site, including people who don’t have an account, and even continues to track users and non-users who have opted out of targeted ads, researchers at two Belgian universities have found.Researchers at the University of Leuven in cooperation with researchers... Continue reading at PC World

[ PC World | 2015-03-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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