Rights Management & Royalties

The GSU E-reserves Case Lumbers On
April 19, 2019

Will the third time be the charm in the Georgia State University e-reserves case? With an April 26 deadline for reply briefs looming in the now 11-year-old copyright case, it's any observer's guess.

Librarian of Congress Names Karyn Temple Register of Copyrights
March 27, 2019

Temple had been serving as Acting Register since October, 2016, earning positive reviews. "Karyn has done a superb job as Acting Register for the last two-and-a-half years,” said Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden, in a statement announcing the appointment.

European Parliament Approves Controversial Copyright Overhaul
March 26, 2019

By a 348 to 278 margin, the European Parliament voted to approve a sweeping copyright reform bill celebrated by publishers and media companies, but which critics say could harm free expression online and fundamentally alter the way the internet works.

Appeals Court Shoots Down Digital Resale in ReDigi Case
December 11, 2018 at 11:00 pm

In upholding a lower court ruling that ReDigi's attempt to create a service that could legally copy digital files for resale copyright infringement, the appeals court made the sale of used e-books all the more unlikely.

After 17 Years of Litigation, 'Freelance' Writers Finally Collect
April 30, 2018

Payments of more than $9 million have finally been issued to thousands of freelance writers following the 2014 settlement of a class action case filed in the wake of the landmark Tasini vs. New York Times, the seminal legal battle of the digital publishing era.

A (Block)Chain Reaction for Publishing
December 28, 2017 at 11:00 pm

The music, video, and book industries have had metadata problems in common for years—and one solution, blockchain, is a technique publishing could learn from the music business.