posted a note to alert its readers to "Why copyright and linking can tango", this being the title of an article that has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (JIPLP) and which the Editor decided to make available to readers even in its raw, unset form, following the announcement that the decision in Case C-466/12 Svensson, a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) for a preliminary ruling, was to be handed down next week, on Thursday 13 February. To read the questions that the CJEU has been asked, plus Alexander's abstract and a link to the draft article, click here.
Global Royalty Collections report, based on 2012 figures. For example,
The report itself, "Sustaining Creativity: Growth in Creators' Royalties as Markets Go Digital", is 28 pages long but will consume quantities of your colour cartridges if you let it. enjoy!
- Gross royalty collections achieved a new record high of € 7.8 billion, an increase of 2% over 2011.
- 58,8% of global collections were generated in Europe (€4.6 billion)
- 87% of collections were accounted for by the musical repertoire
- 75% of collections were from public performance royalties
- 4% of collections coming from digital (€ 301 million)
- There was a 5.1% decline in mechanical reproduction royalties
EIPR) is positively oozing with copyright content: Sir Cliff Richard, Betty Boop and mutant copyright and open access are among the attractions on offer. Frustratingly for those of us who like to cut-and-paste, the abstracts of current articles and case comments are not made available online ...