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PDLN 2018 Conference - Dates Agreed June 3-5th

PDLN will be in London June 3-5th 2018 for its annual conference. Hold the date. A picture clue on our planned event venue is below. Is it the pub or the church? Details to follow.


NLA hosts licence sales seminar 

While a copyright licence is nearly always a legal requirement persuading companies to take one isn't easy. PDLN members will met 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 took at the NLA sales office in Tunbridge Wells.

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

CEDRO sign first web aggregator licence - Upday

German tech firm Upday has become the first company to close a deal with Spanish reproduction rights organization and PDLN member CEDRO (Centro Español de Derechos Reprográficos) to pay copyright for the web aggregation. Upday launched a mobile device app on the Spanish market in the first quarter of the year which, among other services, provides access online news.

Article 32.2 of the Spanish Intellectual Property Law says that content aggregation activity does not require the authorisation of the rights holders of the material used but they must receive compensation via CEDRO. Upday and CEDRO have reached an agreement that will make it possible to put the compensation into effect. “This makes the German company the first news aggregator to provide in Spain for intellectual property rights payment in the development of its business model”, said CEDRO chief executive, Jorge Corrales.

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.