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China South Publishing & Media Group attains minority stake in IPR License
- 25 Aug 2017

Frankfurter Buchmesse (October 11-15, 2017) has announced that China South Publishing & Media Group (CNS) has taken a minority stake in its global rights and licensing trading platform IPR License. CNS is a leading publishing and media group both in China and in the world. By investing in the IPR License business, it joins Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) which is also a minority stakeholder.

With this successful investment, CNS officially introduces the IPR platform into China, which fills a gap in the online licensing market for Chinese publishing. This significant new partnership between CNS and IPR License will serve the Chinese multimedia publishing organizations by continuing to develop and implement the industry and market dynamics of different new business models with related new financial terms for intellectual property rights.

CNS has achieved rapid growth in the past ten years and is leading the transition in publishing from print to digital. The company is the top publisher in China in terms of market value and profit. By investing in IPR License, CNS aims to bring Chinese publishers and their properties to the global market, and to offer them the chance to join an international, unified, standard and professional rights platform.

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IPR License signs up with Peter Lang and ICE Publishing, strengthens key partnership network
- 06 Jul 2017

IPR License, the marketplace for publishers to trade rights globally, has continued to expand its network globally by announcing that it has signed up both independent publisher of academic books Peter Lang, and the publishing arm of the Institution of Civil Engineers, ICE Publishing.

Peter Lang has made academic research in the Humanities and Social sciences available worldwide for over four decades. An academic publisher with headquarters in Switzerland and publishing offices in the US, UK, Germany and Brussels, the company publishes over 1,500 new titles each year in both print and digital formats as well as Open Access.

ICE Publishing has represented the best of research and practice in engineering for nearly 200 years. A provider of information for engineering and construction professionals and academics worldwide, ICEP produces a wide range of publications which share expert advice and best practice for the entire community. These publications include technical specifications, case studies, textbooks and large reference books as well as an award-winning range of journals.

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IPR License unveils Instant Rights
- 13 Jun 2017

IPR License, the marketplace for publishers to trade rights globally, has announced that it has launched Instant Rights. This new service will enable rights sellers to place 'Buy Rights' buttons anywhere online that can then lead buyers to a simple, automated process to purchase translation rights quickly and efficiently.

Instant Rights is designed to fit into any publisher's existing rights ecosystem and the 'Buy Rights' buttons can be placed on any website or rights guide. In fact, they can be placed anywhere that publishers have rights listed online. Once these buttons have been installed, Instant Rights can (for a flat fee) then automatically handle a publisher's low-value or backlist transactions, leaving its rights team to focus on high-value deals. The solution has been created with the view to delivering a better ROI for the rights department. Not only will this free up time in their Rights departments, and avoid endless chasing of royalty statements on low-value sales, but it will also improve the company's rights revenue.

Publishers choosing to adopt the Instant Rights solution will first need to set up a rights seller account with IPR License. They will then be able to customise, by territory or even by title, which deals are handled automatically and which are sent directly through to their own rights professionals. When it comes to payment, once the rights deal has been approved, there will be no more waiting for cheques to clear because Instant Rights includes an online payment processing system with Stripe, making sure that buyers pay online before receiving their content.

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IPR License signs up German academic publisher De Gruyter
- 02 Jun 2016

IPR License, the global rights and license specialist, has announced a partnership with academic publisher De Gruyter. With this announcement, De Gruyter breaks new ground as the first major publisher in Germany to become a key member of the partnership network.

With its headquarters in Berlin, and with offices also in Basel, Beijing, Boston and Munich, the De Gruyter group publishes over 1,300 new titles each year in the humanities, social sciences, STM and law, plus more than 750 subscription based or Open Access journals, and a variety of digital products. This new partnership is significant for IPR License as it further extends its market presence, and underlines the company's ability to attract high-profile publishers from the STM sector, both in the UK and abroad.

Last month Frankfurt Book Fair announced it had taken a majority shareholding in IPR License, with Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) keeping its minority stake.

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IPR License announces three key STM partnerships
- 31 Mar 2016

IPR License, the global rights and licensing specialists, has continued to strengthen its key partnership network within the STM marketplace by announcing affiliations with leading industry names Cambridge University Press, Wiley and Informa.

These high-profile partnerships have further extended IPR's market presence as increasing numbers of publishers, STM specific and beyond, are benefitting from the ground-breaking capabilities of TradeRights, IPR's fully transactional rights and licensing marketplace, plus a raft of marketing opportunities generated by IPR's growing global presence.

London-based IPR License was founded in 2012. In partnership with the Frankfurt Book Fair and Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) IPR developed TradeRights. In addition IPR offers a range of white-labelled licensing solutions built to specific publisher requirements incorporating full integration with internal systems. These products are available on a license or buy out basis.

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IPR License hosts free licensing seminar series
- 04 Feb 2016

IPR License, the global rights and licensing solution, has announced it will be embarking upon a series of free licensing seminars throughout 2016 due to demand within the publishing community. The first of these sessions will be London-based and will take place on February 16 and 18.

The initial seminars will be aimed at assisting publishers in maximising licensing revenue via their IPR membership. Regular member tutorials will take place throughout the year and there are also plans in place to further extend these sessions to focus on wider licensing issues for non-members.

Virtual seminars will also be scheduled for international publishers unable to attend these events in person. Interested parties should contact antonella.pearce@iprlicense.com for any further information.

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IPR License announces 28 percent year-on-year growth in new member sign-ups
- 18 Jan 2016

IPR License, the global rights and licensing solution, has announced a 28% year-on-year growth in new member sign-ups.

The 28% membership growth in 2015 compared favourably with the 21% increase experienced in 2014. Q4 2015 was highlighted as a particularly strong period as a result of a highly successful Frankfurt Book Fair. Ongoing enhancements to TradeRights, IPR's fully transactional online rights and licensing marketplace, and the development of key strategic partnerships were also cited as reasons for the significant membership rise.

Among the new publishers signed up in Q4 2015 include CABI, RCNi, Baylor University Press, Warriors Publishing Group, University of Wisconsin Press, Plaza Y Valdes Editores, Dreamspinner Press, Solution Tree Press, Pio-Seelos Books, Diplomica Verlag GmbH, Windmill Books, Kitchen Press, W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Lotus Publishing, Ramaja Rosdakarya, Another Chapter Publishing, Malachite Quills Publishing, Unicart Production, Andrews McMeel Publishing, American Diabetes Association, V&S Publishers, Darton, Longman and Todd, Orenda Books, Daniella De-Nur Publishers, Speechmark and re:On Comics.

Advanced discussions are also underway with a number of major STM and trade publishing houses for a range of white-label and bespoke products for the rights and licensing sector.

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IPR License in membership surge after successful FBF
- 11 Nov 2015

IPR License, the global rights and licensing solution, has announced a host of new member sign-ups after a strong presence at the recent Frankfurt Book Fair (FBF).

Among the new publishers utilising TradeRights - IPR's fully transactional online rights and licensing marketplace - are Baylor University, Warrior Publishing Group, University of Wisconsin, Plaza Y Valdes, Dreamspinner, University of Indiana, Solution Tree Press, Pio-Seelos Books, Kitchen Press, W. Kohlhammer GmbH, Lotus Publishing, Another Chapter Publishing and Aladdin Books.

Advanced discussions are also underway with a number of major STM and trade publishing houses for a range of white-label and bespoke products for the rights and licensing sector.

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IPR License partners with three Chinese publishers, widens international gateway for Chinese language titles
- 16 Oct 2015

Global rights and licensing specialists IPR License, the global rights and licensing specialists, has formed an alliance with three major Chinese publishing houses to help widen the international gateway for Chinese language titles.

Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP), Yilin Press and Foreign Languages Press (FLP) have all partnered with IPR License to utilise its fully transactional rights and licensing marketplace TradeRights. This alliance will enable the publishers to engage and interact with a wider international audience for their extensive and varied collection of available book rights.

In addition, IPR has also agreed to extend its working relationship with Beijing-based The Charlesworth Group to help facilitate this greater market presence within the Chinese marketplace. Having been established in Beijing for over 15 years The Charlesworth Group has developed strong relationships with a full range of stakeholders in the Chinese publishing community.

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IPR License appoints Antonella Pearce as BDM
- 25 Jun 2015

IPR License, the global rights and licensing trading platform, has appointed Antonella Pearce from the Publishers Licensing Society (PLS) to take on the role of Business Development Manager.

Antonella joins IPR from PLS where she worked as Publishers Relations Manager and was the key contact for publishers in relation to mandates, new licensing and rights management services.

Pearce's career in rights management began at Sage Publications Ltd where she worked as Assistant Rights Manager dealing with permissions requests and translation rights. Her role will incorporate identifying new areas of business, pitching the IPR licensing platform/services to new clients, generating additional revenue streams for members and building on existing partner relations. She will also play an integral role in developing and expanding IPR's range of bespoke technological solutions.

IPR License enhances search functionality for rights buyers
- 19 Feb 2015

IPR License, the global platform for the trading of subsidiary book rights, has enhanced its search functionality to make it even simpler for rights buyers to offer, negotiate and complete on a variety of rights-related deals.

Significant development work has been undertaken throughout the platform to ensure necessary algorithm and server improvements have been made to simplify and speed up the search functionality. An option to search for journals, magazines and books has also been introduced to reflect growing demand from STM publishers.

According to Tom Chalmers, Managing Director of IPR License, the development of the IPR platform is a constant work in progress but this recent development sprint has dramatically enhanced the experience for rights buyers. This is vital moving forward with web traffic increasing and growing numbers of organic deals being completed on a daily basis.

IPR License is the platform for publishers, authors and literary agents to list and license literary rights. The platform offers the opportunity to monetise or find the best new content in a global marketplace. It also acts as a copyright hub making it easier to locate copyright holders to clear permission for use of their work.

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Dutch bodies reach agreement on digitisation of heritage orphan works
- 04 Feb 2009

FOBID, the organisation that represents Dutch libraries, archives and museums, recently reached an agreement with VOI©E, which represents right holders, on the digitisation and accessibility of the latter's heritage collections. The agreement was reached within the Digiti©E Committee (Digitisation of Cultural Heritage) that was set up when a Declaration of Intent was signed at the opening of Amsterdam World Book Capital in April 2008. It is seen as a major breakthrough in the discussion regarding the copyright aspects of digitising collections held by libraries and archives.

The agreement is being projected as the first such in the world, between libraries and right holders. There is concern in many other countries too regarding how to deal with the rights of right holders who cannot be traced, i.e. the holders of rights in "orphan works". If the recent Dutch arrangement is imitated in other European countries, it is expected to have an enormous effect on the availability of recent works in the "Europeana" digital library.

The essence of the agreement is that the libraries that are represented receive permission, on certain conditions, from virtually all right holders to digitise their collections and make them publically available on their own premises. The works concerned must be part of the Dutch cultural heritage and no longer commercially available, and must be used for teaching or research purposes. The libraries do not need to pay the right holders as long as the works are only made available on their own premises.

Separate consent is required, however, if the digitised works are made more widely available, for example by means of remote access or via the Internet. In that case, an agreed payment must be made; agreements in principle can be made regarding payment by the Digiti©E committee. Even then, the library will not need to go in search of the right holders because this will be done by collecting societies such as Lira and Pictoright.

The organisations representing right holders will shortly be setting up a registration centre for digitisation where libraries and archives can register proposed projects and get in touch with right holders regarding how they should be implemented.

Individual right holders can still object to their work being digitised and made accessible. In that case, the libraries and archives concerned are required to cease making the works accessible; in practice, very few titleholders are actually seen to object.

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