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US copyright body CCC joins PDLN



2017 Conference - Building bridges June 4-6th.

Rio Antirio bridge, Greece

Our 2017 conference theme was Building Bridges between publishers and users. The event ran from Sunday 4th - Tuesday 6th June, and wass hosted by OSDEL, the Greek licensing body. Delegates from US, Australia, Japan, Korea and many European countries joined us.

Angela Mills Wade Executive Director, EPC will presened the proposed new EC publishers right and provided anupdate on the European debate on its implementation. Other speakers included Jo Alexandre, Licensing Director of The Economist, social media experts TalkWalker, Sophia Karakeva Vice President of the global MMO body FIBEP, Jerry Ward of AMEC, and leading local MMOs INNEWS.

Our venue was the Royal Olympic hotel;- the view from the terrace restaurant over the heart of Athens was breath taking. The conference website at shows the programme.   


NLA to host licence sales seminar UK September 14th

While a copyright licence is nearly always a legal requirement persuading companies to take one isn't easy. PDLN members will meet in UK September 14th to share experiences in taking licences to the market and the approaches that work - and the ones that don't. The seminar will take place at the NLA sales office in Tunbridge Wells, a short ride from Gatwick airport.

A further seminar on web content delivery and web content protection will be held in Paris on Wed November 29th. Contact PDLN for details.


About PDLN

PDLN aims to protect and promote the interest of publishers in media monitoring services. Its members seek to encourage the development of simple, efficient market solutions to the supply and use of press information internationally. PDLN works to share best practice in licensing and supply and to create forums for content owners and users to come together to solve the challenges of improving these services. The Press Database and Licensing Network (PDLN) is an association representing organisations owned or controlled by publishers who license or supply newspaper, magazine and website material for media monitoring, press cutting and press review services. PDLN was founded in 2008 and has grown rapidly. It now has 26 members in 23 countries.