Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Why Don't French Publishers Have a Global Reach?

Today's Feature Story:

New research, particularly in South America, is looking at how the publishing and copyright-holding industries can be seen as national wealth generators.

In relatively few instances fiction has influenced diplomacy, but how about nonfiction? CN Times Books, a new Chinese-owned US publisher, aims to find out.
More from PP:

In the Guardian, Pierre Astier and Laure Pecher examine the position of French publishers, noting they remain isolated by hidebound rights practices.
From the Archive:

In a recent copyright trial, the courts were forced to decide if the characters of Sherlock Holmes and Watson were so well-rounded that they couldn’t be parsed.

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