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12 January 2018

Andrus Ansip to keynote Charles Clark Memorial Lecture 2018

Delegates at The London Book Fair will this year hear from Andrus Ansip, Vice-President of the European Commission and European Commissioner for the Digital Single Market, on the copyright reform package, which aims to update the EU’s copyright laws for the digital age. Ansip was appointed Vice-President of the European Commission with responsibility for the…

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03 July 2015

Getting into Publishing

Charlie Redmayne, 2nd July 2015  HarperCollins UK CEO Charlie Redmayne provides a valuable insight into what publishers are looking for when recruiting. This is a golden age for book publishing, with more people reading than ever before across an unprecedented range of platforms and devices. As publishers we bring our authors and their stories to as…

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14 March 2018

Piracy, privacy and the Digital Charter

By William Bowes, Director of Policy & General Counsel The UK government recently launched its Digital Charter, designed to make the UK a great place to operate and innovate in the digital space, while managing the risks associated with the internet. The charter will see new norms established and rules drawn up over the course of the next few years, aimed at making the internet work for…

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15 January 2015

Digital Growth continues for Publishers

London, 21 July 2014– The Publishers Association Digital Sales Monitor April 2014 released today reveals that digital sales have continued to increase across the industry. Digital sales increased from £119.9m from January-April 2013 to £132.5m in the same period this year, a rise of 10.5%. This continues the increasingly strong performance of the digital formats…

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26 May 2015

Publishers Win High Court Support in Fight Against Infringement

26th May 2015 The High Court has today granted The Publishers Association’s application under Section 97A of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 for a blocking order against the main UK ISPs. The order applies to 7 websites which have been found to contain substantial amounts of infringing content. Within 10 working days BT,…

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08 January 2016

Access to Research Initiative Given Green Light to Continue

8th January 2016 The Access to Research  initiative, which gives users in public libraries free access to over 10 million academic articles, has been given the green light by publishers and librarians to continue. The service was originally launched as a pilot by the Universities and Science Minister in 2014, in order to support expanded…

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02 October 2018

EU vote paves way for UK removal of tax on reading and learning

Publishers have today called for the UK government to use new powers that would allow VAT to be removed on ebooks, audio books and online newspaper and magazine subscriptions in the UK.  At the Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting in Brussels today a longstanding proposal was approved that would allow all member states in the EU…

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10 May 2016

UK-China Copyright Week

By Emma House, Director of Publisher Relations 10.05.2016   The PA was privileged to have been part of the recent UK-China Copyright Week in China in which the publishing industry played a key role in a series of activities led by Dr Ros Lynch, Director of Copyright and Enforcement of the UK Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO).…

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15 January 2015

Publishing continues to inspire creative success

London, 21 July 2014 – The Publishers Association has hailed the release of the BFI’s Statistics Yearbook 2014 as an authoritative and interesting report on the film industry and its positive impact on the UK’s creative economy. The role that the publishing industry has played in driving creative and economic success is of particular note.…

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16 July 2015

Book Yourself In: Join the First Ever Academic Book Week!

16th July 2015 Blackwells, The British Library, Palgrave Macmillan and The University of Nottingham among the first to announce events to tie in with #AcBookWeek All academic publishers, booksellers, researchers, libraries and institutions urged to sign up and host events      Academic Book Week (#AcBookWeek) is seeking academic booksellers, publishers, libraries and researchers to host…

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16 March 2016

PA Chief Executive Comments on 2016 Budget Announcement

16 March 2016 Commenting on today’s Budget, Stephen Lotinga, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association, said:  “The Chancellor has announced a number of measures today designed to help businesses. Publishers, like other sectors, are operating in challenging times and any fiscal assistance from the government is good news.  The measures to create a more level tax…

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26 March 2015

RCUK review report stresses need for clarity

26th March 2015 Commenting on the publication today of the Review of the Implementation of the RCUK Open Access Policy, Richard Mollet, Chief Executive of The Publishers Association and member of the Review Panel, said:  “The report into the implementation of RCUK’s Open Access policy stresses the need for greater clarity in communication to institutions…

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05 August 2016

2016 British Book Design and Production Awards finalists announced

4 August 2016 The BPIF, Oxford Brookes University and The Publishers Association are delighted to announce the shortlist for the British Book Design and Production Awards 2016. The awards promote and acknowledge innovative book design and expert craftsmanship. A panel of 5 judges, selected from the areas of design, publishing, production and retail gathered for…

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12 January 2018

The Publishers Association launches data protection toolkit

The Publishers Association is today launching a new online toolkit for members to help them prepare for the upcoming General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which will introduce widespread changes to data protection laws in Europe. The resources, which have been developed for the PA by law firm Harbottle & Lewis together with technology consultancy Stigmergist,…

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27 July 2015

Tackling Infringement: a Game of Two Halves?

Richard Mollet, 27th July 2015 The creative industries are turning the tide against infringement, but the battle is far from won.  The IPO’s latest survey on online copyright infringement (the “OCI Tracker”, prepared by Kantar Media) is a timely reminder of the importance of the availability of legal services in the battle against piracy.  The…

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