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The Publishing Industry towards a new Reality

The Publishing Industry towards a new Reality

Digitalisation is transforming the whole publishing industry, new business models that profoundly decreasing the dependency of the old is appearing and getting consolidated. In this spirit, the publishing companies are streamlining their cost structures, strengthening their balance sheets and restructuring their portfolios. The revenues for newspapers is becoming more diversified. Instead of an exclusive focus on traditional advertising and subscription. Digitalisation is adding more value in the form of revenue from broadcasting, digital properties, new… Continue reading

The European Court of Justice ruling differentiates freedom of expression

The European Court of Justice ruling differentiates freedom of expression

eLearningworld News The European Court of Justice still values the freedom of expression in a printed publication higher than a digital publication according to its recent VAT-ruling where a reduced rate will not be allowed on digital publications. Besides the problem that the higher VAT on digital publications is an obstacle for a blooming digital publishing industry and its authors, it is a further democratic problem in the sense that digital publishing is open for all… Continue reading