South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, issued his long awaited decision about the Copyright Law amendments sitting on his desk, and wisely sent the bill back to the Parliament based on the perceived constitutional infirmities as to both substance and process.
We all know it has been a rough spring, and we are focused on larger issues than copyright and licensing. But while we all hunker down and hope for better days, policy and practice issues are not holding still; Congress is still in session, suits are still being brought (or settled), courts are still rendering decisions, and so on.
Many AI practices involve the ingestion of copyrighted content, including the content found in journals, newspapers, books and databases, the rights for which comprise CCC’s repertories available for licensing.
The medicines and technologies being developed – to address the pandemic and the social wreckage it is leaving in its wake – are all protectable by IP and are critically important to start to get this thing behind us, or at least to progress towards caging the beast.
With most of us transitioning to work-from-home, there are countless new considerations as we strive for business continuity. Now, more than ever, seems like a great time to brush up on your basic understanding of copyright from home.
In a special report for Beyond the Book, CCC’s Christopher Kenneally visits virtually with journalists, publishers and industry analysts in France, Italy, Spain and Mexico to examine the impact COVID-19 has had on the publishing industry.