Morning Roundup: Licensing Fanfiction. Serial copyright infringement and more
May 8, 2014 | 9:00 am
By Joanna Cabot
A Licensing Model for Fan Fiction (Future Book)
As fanfiction continues to mature and become a more popular medium with greater revenue opportunities, it may soon be time for the publishing industry to take another look at the possibility of introducing alternative licensing systems. Building new relationships with readers and enabling new income streams for authors and publishers could be just some of the benefits.
How Many Times a Day Do You Violate Copyright Law Without Even Realizing It? (Techdirt)
In fact, he notes that pretty much everyone agrees that full enforcement is “undesirable and counterproductive.” And, really that should be a clear sign of just how flawed the law itself is.
Kobo Takes Over Sony eBook Business in Europe & Australia (Digital Book World)
Sony customers will be able to shop Kobo’s catalogue, which includes the most popular bestsellers, literary works, comics, graphic novels, and kids’ content. North American Reader Store customers were transferred to the Kobo platform earlier this year.
Freelancers in Conflict: A Guide for Assessing the Risks (Media Shift)
The market for freelance journalists is both increasing and increasingly competitive. There’s a 24-hour news cycle to fill, and few media organizations have the staffing to do it without turning to freelance newsgatherers.
Kindle Daily Deals: Havana Lost (and others)