Beyond the Book

Beyond the Book is changing its name to the Velocity of Content podcast. Produced by Copyright Clearance Center, the global leader in content workflow and rights integration, the Velocity of Content podcast will explore issues facing the information content industry and help creative professionals realize the full potential of their works, while encouraging respect for intellectual property and the principles of copyright.

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Defense Witnesses Testify in Publishing Antitrust Case

Testimony about “the lifespan of a book” and “headcount synergies.”

Yambo Ouologuem Reconsidered

How a 2021 French literary accolade has helped revive interest in an African novelist of the 1960s.

Big 5 CEOs Testify in Antitrust Case

Government witness HarperCollins CEO Brian Murray expressed amazement at the $2.18 billion offer by Penguin Random House for Simon & Schuster.

Copyright & Technology 2022 Preview

The conference keynote speaker is Kris Ahrend, CEO, the Mechanical Licensing Collective.

Publishing “Trial of the Century” Opens

The court heard on Tuesday from “a freelance writer” – bestselling horror novelist Stephen King. As a witness for the government, King, in effect, was taking the stand against his own publisher.

The Content Authenticity Initiative

E-Book Price Suit Is “Implausible” Say Amazon, Publishers

In 2013, in the so-called “Apple e-books case,” Amazon was the alleged victim of a conspiracy by the major publishers. Now, Amazon and the Big Five are named as co-conspirators in a suit brought by Hagens Berman, the same firm that first sued Apple.

Do Book Consumers Discriminate Against Black, Female, or Young Authors?

“Readers really weren’t sensitive to the identities of the authors. They were welcoming of this diversity of voices, especially ones that had been underrepresented,” says Prof. Dana Weinberg.

US Prepares To Take On Penguin, S&S Merger

Witness lists include bestselling author Stephen King as well as all Big Five CEOS and a host of agents and editors.

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