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Evening Roundup: The SF Chron’s Paywall Goes Bust; An Interview with the CCC’s Roy Kaufman; and more
August 15, 2013 | 5:20 pm

paywallAn Interview with Roy Kaufman, Copyright Clearance Center (Scholarly Kitchen) About 18 months ago, Roy Kaufman, Wiley’s Legal Director, left us for a new role as Managing Director of New Ventures at the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). Founded in 1978 as a not-for-profit organization, CCC has paid more than $1.3 billion in royalties to rightsholders over the past 10 years. * * * The Biggest News of the Summer (Kristine Kathryn Rusch) The marvelous Tom Dupree, one of the best people I’ve ever worked with in traditional publishing, wrote a great blog last month.  In it, he claims that the biggest news of the summer so...

Your humble editor on Beyond the Book, a CCC podcast series
October 15, 2012 | 5:40 pm

Beyond the Book podcast, Copyright Clearance CenterLate last week I was lucky enough to be featured as a guest on Beyond the Book, a twice-weekly podcast series produced by the Copyright Clearance Center (CCC). Beyond the Book generally covers the business of writing and publishing, and I can't recommend it enough for anyone who's interested in staying on top of the publishing industry, and the many changes it's currently undergoing. You'll find the program's archives available for free on the homepage of its website, where you can also download the shows as MP3 files. BTB is also free on iTunes. Speaking of iTunes, BTB is described there as...

Are Discoverability and DRM Mortal Enemies?
October 5, 2012 | 11:20 pm

By Brian Howard Publishers of e-books have a dilemma: You want readers to find (and purchase) your products. And yet you don't want pirates making your products available for free. But is digital rights management (DRM) technology, one method publishers use (with questionable success) to combat piracy, a hindrance or even antithetical to content discovery? At the Publishing Business Virtual Conference and Expo, an expert panel debated this very question. Moderated by the inimitable Christopher Kenneally of the Copyright Clearance Center, Peter McCarthy (Director of McCarthy Digital), Patricia Payton (Senior Director, Publisher Relations & Content Development at Bowker) and Brian O'Leary (Principal at Magellan Media Partners) discussed these very issues. Will DRM survive? Are we moving...

Beyond the Book podcast series covers uPublishU, a self-publishing event
August 31, 2012 | 10:30 am

If you're not familiar with the Copyright Clearance Center's fantastic Beyond the Book podcast series, which focuses primarily on the business of writing and publishing, this is the perfect time to check it out. Earlier this summer, BTB recorded an episode at uPublishU, which is technically a pre-conference program of the annual BookExpo event. This particular podcast episode features the following industry hotshots: Jenny Pedroza, co-founder of the Writers Coffee Shop Mark Coker, Founder of Smashwords Sandra (Sandy) Poirier-Diaz, President of Smith Publicity Bob Young, CEO & Founder of And here's a brief description of the episode, direct from the CCC:   This panel’s industry insiders know how to ensure...

Copyright Clearance Center to hold “OnCopyright 2012″ conference on Friday
March 26, 2012 | 9:10 am

Logo From an email: I wanted to give you the heads up about Copyright Clearance Center’s OnCopyright 2012 conference, being held next Friday, March 30 at Columbia Law School in New York.  The event will explore the various ways copyright issues are impacting publishing, creative services, legal and technology. The keynote will be by John Howkins, author of “The Creative Economy.” Howkins recently spoke with CCC’s Chris Kenneally, giving him a preview of his remarks on the economic value of the creative industry—the podcast can be found here and transcript here. OnCopyright 2012 panels will focus on: ·         ART: Remix & Reuse: Chris Kenneally, Copyright Clearance Center; Kirby Ferguson...

Copyright Clearance Center interviews Mark Coker of Smashwords
October 28, 2011 | 8:47 am

Images The Copyright Clearance Center’s “Beyond the Book” podcast features an interview with CEO and founder of Smashwords, Mark Coker. In the interview, Coker discusses how self-publishing has become a first option for many authors because of the economic incentive, the immediacy and the control of distribution. He explains how the future of traditional print publishing is diminishing and more authors are turning to self-publishing with the rise of e-books.  The podcast is available here and the transcript is available here. ...

Copyright Clearance Center statement on new US Copyright Office priorities report
October 27, 2011 | 10:55 am

Images You can find the US Copyright Office's report here (pdf).  It lists as priorities orphan works, mass book digitization and streamlining registration. Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) welcomes the announcement today by the U.S. Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante, of her priorities for the next two years. Copyright industries are a critical part of the US and global economies.  Advances in technology are accelerating options for creating, distributing, consuming, sharing and preserving content while globally, laws have not kept pace with technology advances.  For more than 20 years, the important principle of copyright which protects the work of authors and creators has faced...

Michael Healy to join Copyright Clearance Center
September 27, 2011 | 11:47 am

Index One of the things that worried people like me, who were against approval of the Google Book Settlement, was what would happen to Michael Healy, the director designate of Google's Books Rights Registry.  Anyone who knows Michael, who is one of the nicest people you will ever meet, had to be concerned about this.  Now comes the good news.  Publishers Weekly reports that Michael is moving to the CCC: Tracey Armstrong, Copyright Clearance Center CEO, told PW she was “absolutely thrilled” that CCC had landed Healy, and that Healy would help CCC with a range of new products and solutions....

“Copyright and Commerce” seminar from the Copyright Clearance Center
May 18, 2011 | 10:19 am

Peters Looks like an interesting session at the Newseum.  Here's what CCC says about it: On Monday, May 9, Copyright Clearance Center traveled to Washington, D.C. and the Newseum‘s Knight Studio for a lively and fascinating discussion on “Copyright and Commerce.” First to speak with CCC’s Chris Kenneally was Marybeth Peters, U.S. Register of Copyrights, 1994 to 2010. “If you’re a member of Congress today, members identify with authors, they identify...

Copyright Clearance Center slammed over funding lawsuit against university libraries; CCC uses specious defense of its actions
November 22, 2010 | 11:59 am

Screen shot 2010-11-22 at 11.56.00 AM.pngEarlier we reported that the Copyright Clearance Center was funding litigation against university libraries. It seemed odd to me at the time that the CCC was promoting cooperation in various copyright matters but, in truth, was actively funding litigation against the very parties they wanted to cooperate with. Now, Publishers Weekly is reporting that the Association of Research Libraries is complaining about this. A contentious copyright case over e-reserves in university libraries has grown a little more tense. PW has learned that the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) has sent a letter to the Copyright Clearance Center protesting its role...

Important copyright case pending and Copyright Clearance Center funds litigation against university
October 12, 2010 | 5:33 pm

download.jpegInside Higher Ed has an article about the current state of the Georgia State University e-reserve case. The case has the potential to have a huge impact on university libraries. I was unaware of it and found the report most interesting. Much more detail in the article. Three large scholarly publishers - Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, and SAGE - sued officials at Georgia State University, claiming that the ways that course readings were being made available to students through electronic systems massively and systematically violated the publishers' copyright. This is an important case, because what Georgia...

Beyond the Book interviews Professor Andrew Pettegree
September 23, 2010 | 9:18 am

51M-jGEhnAL._SL500_AA300_.jpgCCC’s Chris Kenneally interviews Professor Andrew Pettegree, Director of the Universal Short Title Project and author of critically acclaimed “The Book in The Renaissance”. The book refrains from explicitly comparing the technology of print, and its historical impact, with the technology of the Internet but implicit similarities include issues of intellectual property, privacy, libel and the question of how to capitalize upon a new medium. The two discuss the parallels between the dawn of printing in the 15th century and today’s current trends. The podcast and transcript are available in the respective links below: I just wish that the book was...

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