Rights Management & Royalties

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.

KinderGuides Copyright Case Ends, Appeal Unlikely
September 20, 2017

The closely watched case is now closed after the plaintiffs dropped the claim of willful infringement. Moppet Books, meanwhile, said they are unlikely to appeal the summary judgment in the case.