Rights Management & Royalties

AAP Writes Letter to President-Elect Donald Trump
December 16, 2016 at 11:19 am

Editor's Note: Yesterday the Association of American Publishers (AAP) sent a letter to President-Elect Donald Trump. The letter details the association's biggest concerns for the future, including protecting copyright and promoting global publishing partnerships. Read the complete letter from AAP general counsel and VP of government affairs Allan Adler below. Dear Mr. President-Elect: On behalf…

AAP Congratulates Trump, Pushes IP Enforcement
December 14, 2016 at 11:00 pm

In a public letter, released this morning, AAP general counsel and v-p Allan Adler congratulated Trump on his election, and urged his administration to take up IP-related issues once in office.

Why David Risher Cheers as Readers Embrace Smartphones
November 21, 2016 at 11:57 am

Ask media executives about readers’ global migration to smartphones, and you can expect a chorus of groans. It’s the same lament across the newspaper, magazine and book businesses. The rise of tiny screens upends readers’ traditional habits — and clobbers ad revenue. David Risher sees things differently. He’s the president and cofounder of Worldreader, a…

Canada's Access Copyright Predicts 55% Royalty Drop in 2017
November 14, 2016 at 11:47 am

Canadian national organisation Access Copyright is warning creators and publishers that 2017 royalties could fall by as much as 55% due to a reduction in revenue from the educational sector. Access Copyright represents tens of thousands of Canadian writers, visual artists and publishers and their works, to license the copying of content to educational institutions, businesses and governments, among others.

Change at the Copyright Office
October 31, 2016 at 11:22 am

New Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden made her first big move last week, ousting Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante. In an October 21 memo, Hayden abruptly removed Pallante from the Copyright Office, which falls under Hayden’s purview, and reassigned her to a senior advisor position at the Library of Congress. Pallante, however, declined the new…

Change at the Copyright Office
October 28, 2016

In her first major move, Librarian of Congress last week Carla Hayden removed Maria Pallante as Register of Copyrights.

The Implications of Brexit for the UK Academic Market
October 21, 2016 at 10:05 am

According to panelists on the Publishing Perspectives Stage Thursday, possible outcomes of the UK’s vote to leave the EU include a collapse in funding for research; a drain of talented people from the European Union; and isolation from European discussions on copyright. Andy Robinson, senior vice president and managing director of Wiley’s Society Services, said…

How to Make Your Authors & Books Stand Out With ISNI
October 13, 2016 at 5:14 pm

In 2004, I struck out on my own as a consultant. I set up a website and email account that used my name in both. I set up a Google News alert so that I would get notifications when my company was mentioned on the web. And I started getting mail -- email and physical…

You Bought It, but You Don’t Own It
October 10, 2016 at 1:16 pm

The days of buying software, movies, and music albums on nifty plastic discs are about over. Soon media will be obsolete. Content—streaming and on-demand delivery of entertainment and software—will reign supreme. When consumers access one of these, they will do it over the internet, and when they buy a copy, it will increasingly be stored…