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Copyright ruling blow to US publishers

  The US Supreme Court has said US copyright holders cannot block products they make elsewhere from being resold in the US, a blow to publishing companies and other creators of copyrighted content that market their products globa

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Bahrain issues 78,000 permits for books

Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority (IAA) Press and Publications Directorate last year issued permissions for 78,027 book titles in different genres and released 1,642,392 books after finalising their customs procedures. The director o

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Bahrain issues 78,000 permits for books

Bahrain’s Information Affairs Authority (IAA) Press and Publications Directorate last year issued permissions for 78,027 book titles in different genres and released 1,642,392 books after finalising their customs procedures. The director o

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Books, movies 'benefit from digital platforms'

The introduction of new digital platforms has led to increases in the consumption of movies and books, according to a new survey conducted by Deloitte. The survey, which assessed media consumption preferences of 2,000 consumers in the US (

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Books, movies 'benefit from digital platforms'

The introduction of new digital platforms has led to increases in the consumption of movies and books, according to a new survey conducted by Deloitte. The survey, which assessed media consumption preferences of 2,000 consumers in the US (

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Saudi libraries to be upgraded

Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has approved plans to upgrade public libraries in the kingdom through the King Abdullah Project for the Development of Public Libraries. The plan includes updating and digitising more than 80 pub

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Saudi Arabia ends ban on minister's books

Saudi Arabia has lifted a ban on books written by its ailing labour minister whose liberal tone provoked both the official clerical establishment and Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. Ghazi Algosaibi, 70, is a former ambassador to London an

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Travel guide books launched

A Bahrain-based publisher has launched a new series of international travel guide books entitled 101 Things to See and Do.... They are published by Bahrain’s Arab World Tours in association with Canadian custom book publishers A Type Of Ma

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Romance of books ‘key in digital age’

With the excitement around the launch of Apple's iPad and the growing popularity of other digital devices, it is a challenge to retain the romance of the printed book, according to the head of publisher Penguin. The iPad, a cross between a

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Microsoft, Yahoo join in against Google books deal

Microsoft Corp and Yahoo! are joining a group of opponents to a class action settlement that gives Google the right to digitize millions of books, the companies said. The companies are becoming part of the Open Book Alliance, made up of no

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