Rights Management & Royalties

The Pallante Era Begins at AAP
January 12, 2017 at 11:00 pm

On January 17, former U.S. register of copyrights Maria Pallante officially joins the Association of American Publishers as president and CEO, replacing the retiring Tom Allen. Without question, Pallante is a copyright policy heavyweight.

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…