Rights Management & Royalties
Audible attorneys this week asked for the case to be referred to a Magistrate judge for a settlement conference, but after the publisher plaintiffs rejected the idea, judge Valerie Caproni denied the request.
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.
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.
In a letter filed with the Supreme Court this week, the defendants asked for more time to file a petition, saying the case raises "novel and important legal questions."
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.
Barring a settlement, the decade-old copyright case could still be far from a conclusion.
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.
Demand for Canadian educational content remains high, however the ongoing supply of Canadian learning resources remains uncertain after a 2012 change to copyright law.