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AAP urges more direct U.S. government engagement in IIPA Special 301 Report -

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) has asked the U.S. government to encourage trading partners to fulfill their pledges to the U.S. to improve protection and enforcement of copyright. The submission was filed by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) in response to the 2017 Special… Read More

Education publishers sue Amazon marketplace vendors over counterfeit sales -

Education publishers Pearson Education, Cengage Learning and McGraw Hill have summoned Amazon to disclose the names and financial accounts of online vendors allegedly selling low-cost pirated copies of the publishers' books via the Amazon marketplace site. According… Read More

FTC sues academic journal publisher OMICS Group for deceptive practices -

The Federal Trade Commission has charged academic journal publisher OMICS Group of hundreds of purported online academic journals with deceiving academics and researchers about the nature of its publications and hiding publication fees ranging from hundreds to thousands of dollars. The… Read More

Publishers appeal GSU copyright case -

The publisher plaintiffs in Cambridge University Press vs. Patton (known commonly as the GSU e-reserves case) have again appealed the case following their second district court loss in eight years of litigation. In an August 26 notice of filing, the publishers confirmed that they will… Read More

Apple to begin paying $400 million to consumers in price-fixing settlement -

Beginning June 21, 2016, millions of e-book purchasers will receive credits and checks for twice their losses following an antitrust lawsuit filed against Apple Inc. and five of the nation’s largest publishing companies for their roles in an alleged e-book price-fixing scheme, according to Hagens Berman,… Read More

AAP joins other US creative industries urging the US government for sustained engagement with China and Canada -

The Association of American Publishers (AAP) joined with other US creative industries, whose products and services are protected by copyright laws, to ask the US government for sustained engagement with Canada and China, among other markets. The submission by the International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) on… Read More

Nanobiomedicine journal indexed in DOAJ -

Nanobiomedicine is now officially indexed in the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). DOAJ is an online directory that provides access to high quality, open access, peer-reviewed journals. Its main goal is to increase the visibility and ease of use of open access scientific and scholarly… Read More

EBLIDA and IFLA comment on European Commission’s Communication on modernising EU copyright rules -

The European Bureau of Library, Information and Documentation Associations (EBLIDA), and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), have welcomed the Communication of the European Commission towards a modern, more European copyright framework released December 9, 2015. European cultural diversity, education and research… Read More

U.S. Court backs Google Book-Scanning Project, says it’s legal under fair use -

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled October 16 that Google's massive project to make digital copies of tens of millions of books does not violate copyright laws. The Authors Guild had accused Google of copyright infringement by scanning… Read More

Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill and Pearson Education sue textbook reseller -

Three major education publishers - Cengage Learning, McGraw-Hill and Pearson Education - this week filed a copyright and trademark infringement suit against a US-based textbook reseller for allegedly importing and selling 'pirated' foreign editions of popular textbooks. … Read More

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