Thu, 09/12/2010 - 15:29
Sales of publishers across Europe in 2009 have been broadly flat at Eu23bn according to new estimates from Federation of European Publishers (FEP).
The total annual sales of publishers from the European Union and the European Economic Area Members States were slightly down from the FEP's 2008 estimate of EU23.75bn. The FEP attributed...
Wed, 06/10/2010 - 14:29
Industry trade bodies have applauded the European Parliament striking down an "undemocratic" proposal to apply a cultural flat tax rate on all internet users, but have urged vigilance to stop it being brought back.
The flat rate, which was supported by the Austrian Green Party among others, suggested a tax on all web users,...
Thu, 23/09/2010 - 09:02
The Federation of European Publishers has welcomed a European parliament vote calling for a crackdown on piracy.
In parliament in Brussels yesterday, Marielle Gallo, a French conservative, said: "We must apply on the Internet laws that protect intellectual property.
"Otherwise it will be a jungle, and in the jungle it is...
Wed, 02/06/2010 - 07:36
The Federation of European Publishers has welcomed a move by the European Parliament to adopt a report by MEP Marielle Gallo which argues for "strengthening the application of intellectual property rights in the internal market".
Gallo's report, which contains elements similar to the UK's Digital Economy Bill, was...
Wed, 23/12/2009 - 08:51
The Federation of European Publishers has said a decision made by a French Court to find Google guilty of copyright infringement was "important "for all European publishers" and has called on the internet giant to "start serious discussions with European publishers" over its database of digital books.
Mon, 23/11/2009 - 06:58
The Federation of European Publishers has said it has "serious concerns" over the Google settlement, claiming part of it "runs counter to two of the fundamental principles of international copyright law". The group also said the situation could lead to "de facto monopoly ... [which] is not desirable".
Sun, 18/10/2009 - 09:00
The Federation of European Publishers (FEP) has asked for all European works to be excluded from the revised Google Settlement. The FEP has held face-to-face discussions with the Association of American Publishers (AAP) at the fair to press its case.
The AAP is one of the two plaintiffs that originally brought a lawsuit against Google...
Tue, 10/03/2009 - 15:34
The Federation of European Publishers (FEP) has opened a petition calling for the European Parliament to maintain current European copyright law. The petition has also been posted on the website of the French Publishers Association (Syndicat National de l’Edition, SNE) and has been signed by 88 publishers, including representatives from...