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LIBER signs open letter calling for revised Text and Data Mining (TDM) exception -

Twenty organisations, including LIBER, have signed an open letter to European lawmakers calling for changes to a proposed Text and Data Mining exception. Coordinated by the European Alliance for Research Excellence, the letter asks Members of the Legal Affairs Committee (JURI) in the European Parliament… Read More

LIBER signs open letter to stop potentially harmful copyright reform -

LIBER has signed an open letter directed at the EU’s Legal Affairs Committee (JURI), in an attempt to stop recent EU copyright reform developments which threaten Open Access and Open Science. In the letter, LIBER and 14 other organisations express particular alarm at the potential… Read More

Major Educational Content Providers in deal with Barnes & Noble Education to combat counterfeit textbooks -

Educational content providers Cengage, Elsevier, McGraw-Hill Education, and Pearson have announced an agreement with Barnes & Noble Education, Inc. to implement the industry's Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices. The best practices were developed to assist publishers… Read More

American Chemical Society sues Sci-Hub -

The American Chemical Society (ACS) recently filed suit in the United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia against unnamed confederates of Sci-Hub, a self-proclaimed web pirate organisation that steals and then illegally reproduces and disseminates copyrighted scientific research articles on the internet. The suit asserts… Read More

The Association of American Publishers welcomes judgment against ‘Sci-Hub’ pirate site -

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) welcomes the June 21, 2017 ruling of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York regarding the wilful infringement of scores of scholarly articles protected by copyright law. Ruling in favour of Elsevier, the publisher that… Read More

APA targets online piracy websites to curtail unauthorized publication of journal articles -

The American Psychological Association has announced that it is targeting online piracy websites and not individual authors in its efforts to curtail the unauthorised sharing on the internet of articles published in the association's journals. The move - a change to a recently launched pilot… Read More

Cengage announces major initiative to fight growing problem of counterfeit course materials -

Cengage, an education and technology company, has announced a major initiative to fight the growing problem of counterfeit print course materials, which is estimated to cost the company between $70 million to $100 million annually. Beginning with shipments currently underway to on-campus, off-campus and online retailers,… Read More

AAP files amicus curiae brief in important copyright case concerning whether ‘used’ creative digital content can be resold in the online environment -

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has filed an amicus curiae brief in Capitol Records, LLC v. Redigi, Inc., an important copyright case concerning whether 'used' creative digital content can be resold in the online environment. AAP has urged the U.S. Court of Appeals for the… Read More

Educational publishers show WIPO delegates how copyright enables vital teaching innovations -

Educational publishers from around the world showed delegates at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) how copyright has enabled them to invest in the digital technology that is shaping the future of school-age learning. Invited by the International Publishers Association (IPA), the Federation of European… Read More

Major educational content providers and distributors join forces to fight counterfeit textbooks -

Academic publishers Cengage, McGraw-Hill Education, and Pearson have joined forces with Ingram and Chegg, Inc. to have them adopt and implement a set of Anti-Counterfeit Best Practices designed to address… Read More

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