European Parliament: Copyright Directive Rejected

Shortly after the Federation of European Publishers met to hold its officers’ elections, the European Parliament has rejected a copyright directive the federation has supported. Another vote will occur in September. Read More

European Research Libraries Say ‘Neighboring Rights’ Oppose Open Science

Declaring that ‘the current copyright framework is unfit for the digital age,’ the chief of Europe’s research libraries speaks out against “neighboring rights’—related rights—for publishers. Read More

International Publishing and the UK’s Vote for ‘Brexit’

Amid ‘a strong populist allergy to elitism’ in Brexit, we also learn of the directors of a dozen nations’ trade fairs working together. Publishing, like the best of humanity, remains internationally engaged. Read More

International Consumer Confidence: A Recessionary State of Mind

In its report on consumer confidence, Nielsen sees 55 percent of those surveyed saying that in Q4 2015, they believed the were in recession. Read More