Rights Management & Royalties

The Illicit Love Affair Between Open Access and Traditional Publishing
February 24, 2016 at 1:47 pm

Aside from the curry at Nora’s, the highlight of this year’s PSP conference for me was the panel put together by the Kitchen’s very own David Crotty. From the program notes: "This session will focus on the large number of requirements and policies being placed on researchers and their articles across the spectrum of scholarly…

What Should We Make of Secret Open Access Deals?
February 16, 2016 at 12:59 pm

While the UK and the Netherlands have led the charge toward Gold open access (OA) publication for scholarly research, both nations have been confronted with the economic realities and increased costs brought on by their progressive policies. Through various agencies and libraries, each has reached out to publishers in hopes of finding some help in…

How “Send to Kindle” Can Help Publishers Neutralize Amazon
February 8, 2016 at 8:51 am

Publishers who sell ebooks direct to consumers typically do so in EPUB format. That’s because most publishers are still wedded to the false sense of security DRM provides and EPUB offers a popular DRM solution. Contrast that with Amazon’s format, mobi, where Amazon is the only company who can apply and manage mobi’s DRM’d files…

Authors Guild Gets Support in Google Case
February 3, 2016

Malcolm Gladwell and Ursula K. Le Guin, are among those supporting the Authors Guild’s bid to have the Supreme Court review its case against Google.

Partner Voices: Aggregion Sets Out to Revolutionize the Digital Distribution Market
January 18, 2016 at 12:34 pm

The publishing industry is increasingly being confronted by new formats, platforms, and business models, with the result that digital rights management is once again coming to the fore in the battle to retain control over content, especially keeping track of it across the myriad distribution channels now available. Experts believe that in 2018 the world’s…

J.D. Salinger Copyright Suit is Dropped
December 11, 2015

The suit had accused the Salinger Literary Trust of “tortiously interfering” with the Devault-Graves Agency's attempts to license foreign editions of its book, 'J.D. Salinger: Three Early Stories.'

Press Release: Booktrack Announces Deal with Digital Publisher Canelo and Sony DADC's User Rights Management Solution
December 4, 2015 at 12:04 pm

SAN FRANCISCO—December 3, 2015—Booktrack, the first company to enrich the ebook experience by adding movie-style soundtracks and ambient sound while you read, today announces a partnership with London-based digital publisher Canelo and the integration of Sony DADC's User Rights Management Solution to enable Booktrack to provide a flexible open standard content protection system for ebooks.…

The Most Popular Book Business Stories from November
December 2, 2015 at 2:32 pm

Here are the most read Book Business stories from November: Self Publishing & Big Five Dominate Book Market, According to Nielsen - In this post, Joe Wikert shares the results of Nielsen’s recent study on the state of the U.S. book publishing market. The study reveals the market share of print books versus ebooks, provides…

200 Professors To Be Indicted over Brazen Copyright Breach
November 25, 2015 at 8:25 am

Prosecutors said Tuesday they would charge 200 professors for copyright violations next month, suspecting them of changing the covers of existing books by other people and publishing them in their own names. The Uijeongbu District Prosecutors’ Office called in 200 professors from 50 universities for questioning over…

Court Punts Salinger Copyright Case to New Hampshire
October 22, 2015 at 1:00 am

A copyright lawsuit filed by Memphis-based indie publisher the Devault-Graves Agency against the Salinger Literary Trust is moving from Tennessee to New Hampshire, where Salinger’s heir, Colleen Salinger resides.