John Wiley & Sons

House first sale doctrine hearing written testimony: John Wiley & Sons, ReDigi

By Chris Meadows
June 2, 2014 // 6 Comments

We’ve covered the history of efforts to implement resale of digital goods before (more than once, in fact), and there’s been quite a discussion of why it would be a bad idea. Now it’s Congress’s turn to talk about it. Today a House subcommittee held a hearing concerning first sale and how [...]

Wiley buys into executive e-learning with CrossKnowledge acquisition

By Paul St John Mackintosh
April 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

Education and learning specialist publisher John Wiley & Sons has announced the acquisition of CrossKnowledge, “a learning solutions provider focused on leadership and managerial skills development, for $175 million in cash.”As well as ramping up the publishing consolidation and [...]

More developments in the scientific publishing controversy

By libertyc
December 12, 2013 // 0 Comments

Following the current controversy over open access research and scientific publishing, a couple more items have surfaced to lend color to the debate. For one, scientific publisher Wiley is trialing a system of “transferable peer review” to speed and systematize the assessment of new [...]

Supreme Court First Sale Doctrine case could give boost to resale-proof digital media sales

By libertyc
October 30, 2012 // 9 Comments

Ars Technica has a couple of great, in-depth pieces laying out in detail the facts of the matter surrounding the upcoming Supreme Court case concerning a Thai exchange student who imported and resold cheap foreign editions of English-language textbooks to finance his doctorate. Publishers [...]

Wiley sues BitTorrent sharers, gives SCOTUS another shot at first sale precedent

By libertyc
April 20, 2012 // 0 Comments

TorrentFreak reports that For-Dummies publisher John Wiley & Sons has moved to file suit against several BitTorrent users who allegedly shared its books online. The majority of BitTorrent sharers to whom it sent nastygrams capitulated with $750 settlements, However, four users have not: New [...]

Wiley unmasks file-sharing Dummies, goes forward with suit

By libertyc
March 28, 2012 // 3 Comments

PaidContent has an update on the status of “For Dummies” publisher John Wiley’s court cases against individuals accused of illicitly sharing various “For Dummies” books via BitTorrent. The company was able to unmask 46 “John Doe” defendants, 40 of whom were dropped from the case after [...]

Wiley adds more IP addresses to file sharing lawsuit

By libertyc
November 26, 2011 // 2 Comments

John Wiley & Sons has expanded its lawsuit against P2P sharers of its books, adding 46 new “John Does”—file sharers identified only by their IP addresses until Wiley can get their ISPs to fork over their actual identities. This list is made up of people who shared Cooking Basics for [...]

John Wiley & Sons sues 27 BitTorrent sharers of ‘For Dummies’ books

By libertyc
November 1, 2011 // 2 Comments

Suing copyright violators had had such terrific results for the music, movie, and newspaper industries that it’s only natural publishers would step up to take a shot. John Wiley & Sons has filed suit against 27 BitTorrent sharers of its “For Dummies” books. Wiley argues that through the [...]

John Wiley & Sons partners with Bookshare

By libertyc
April 15, 2011 // 0 Comments

From an email I received from Bookshare: John Wiley & Sons, Inc., a leading publisher serving the professional, consumer, scientific, technical, medical and academic communities worldwide, has agreed to provide Bookshare with digital files of professional and trade titles for their collection. [...]

Dummies for e-books: Wiley converts 660 titles to EPUB

By libertyc
March 27, 2011 // 0 Comments

Mediabistro’s Ebooknewser reports that publisher John Wiley & Sons will be converting 660 titles from its popular “For Dummies” series to EPUB, using Easypress’s EasyEPUB process that is made to work with large volumes of files. The article quotes Steve Arany, Wiley’s automation [...]

Committee on Institutional Cooperation libraries make big ebook purchase

By libertyc
April 15, 2010 // 0 Comments

CIC libraries made a major ebook purchase from scientific publishers Elsevier and Wily-Blackwell. The purchases included approximately 2200 Wiley-Blackwell titles covering the 2007 and 2009 publishing years, and 1500 Elsevier books from 2008-2010. By merging the collective purchasing power of its [...]

Quick Note: Wiley goes to Baker & Taylor for print on demand

By libertyc
March 31, 2010 // 0 Comments

John Wiley & Sons had signed an agreement with Baker & Taylor’s TextStream Digital Print Service to do print on demand. Wiley’s backlist titles will now be available to both library and retail customers. The backlist will cover subjects such as business, education, health [...]

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