Tue, 21/05/2013 - 09:20
Publishers Association c.e.o. Richard Mollet has called on the government to reverse its copyright policy, saying that the rest of Europe is "incredulous" at its attitude.
Speaking today (21st May) at the Westminster Media Forum's seminar "Publishing 2013 consolidation, e-lending and adding value to e-books...
Wed, 17/04/2013 - 11:19
Publishers must get used to a “permanent, never-ending requirement” to keep simplifying copyright licensing rather than imagining it is a one-off job, Richard Hooper told LBF yesterday (16th April), at the Charles Clark Memorial Lecture.
Hooper, chair of the Copyright Hub Launch Group, said that the widely drawn...
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 15:01
Publishing is often not well served by the wider media. Book publishers are too frequently narrowly defined as hit-makers, and yet derided for the hits they make. They are seen as both elitist and too commercial. Digitally hesitant and then digitally wrong. Some of this is rightly greeted with wry amusement in the trade, but sometimes I...
Thu, 28/03/2013 - 14:25
In his column published in The Bookseller on 15th February, Richard Mollet, chief executive of the Publishers Association, takes aim at CREATe, a new academic research centre investigating “copyright and new business models in the creative economy”.
According to Mollet, at least three things are wrong with CREATe...
Mon, 18/02/2013 - 12:24
“CREATe will bring a fresh approach to the creative industries . . . Our vision is that successful copyright reform must be based first of all on incentivising innovation from SMEs and individual creators as the true incubators of change and growth.”
It would be difficult to imagine a statement which was as simultaneously...
Mon, 11/02/2013 - 12:28
In theory, “reasonableness” isn’t a word with much status in the law of copyright.
The owner of a copyright may dispose of his or her rights as he or she thinks fit. Thus, in our industry, an author could charge what he or she liked for use of copyright material. In practice, of course, the marketplace intervenes...
Thu, 31/01/2013 - 09:14
A new research centre at Glasgow university will examine "the changing nature of copyright and the need for new business models in the digital age" to shape policy in the area.
The Centre for Creativity, Regulation, Enterprise and Technology (CREATe), launched today (31st January), has a £5m investment...
Tue, 22/01/2013 - 10:00
The Copyright Licensing Agency has warned that the government's proposed exceptions to copyright "could potentially damage UK collective licensing and place at risk a thriving publishing industry".
The CLA also echoed...
Thu, 17/01/2013 - 09:45
Further details and in-depth discussion are needed for the proposed exceptions to copyright published in outline by the government just before Christmas, according to publishers and authors' representatives.
The government is to...
Thu, 20/12/2012 - 11:20
The government is to introduce exceptions to copyright law that would allow individual users to make copies of copyrighted materials, including e-books, onto "any medium or device" for their own private use, although they would still be prohibited from sharing them.
It also plans to give academic researchers the right to...