7 APRIL 2020
We may be tackling pressing problems in other areas at the moment but the end of 2020 gets ever closer there are issues to be faced on the Copyright front.
Ownership of intellectual property seems always to have been controversial. Following Stationers’ loss of pretty brutal Royal compliance powers, two attempts by the Company to introduce a law of copyright in 1707 and 1709 did not succeed but ultimately resulted in the Statute of Anne in 1710, the first copyright legislation anywhere in the world. Now copyright is set to make history again as the first instance of regulatory divergence as UK and EU battle over terms for separation.
What is happening - and does this matter?
An article by Liveryman Simon Hamlet published on the Stationers’ satellite copyright website explains what is happening and why it’s important. Click here to read it.
4 MARCH 2020
Get to know Court Assistant Oliver Gadsby better via this Q&A session undertaken by BookBrunch
24 JANUARY 2020
Last week I had an unexpected visit from folk duo Naomi Bedford and Paul Simmons, who were interested in discovering the publishing history behind some of their material.
16 JANUARY 2020
Originally seen in BookBrunch at the time of World Disability Day this article by Liveryman Professor Alison Baverstock brings us all up sharp and face to face with the realities of dealing with life when one's mobility is compromised.
5 DECEMBER 2019
November was an exciting month for the development of our Archive service. Starting off what we hope will be a series of events encouraging new researchers to access our collections, we hosted two workshop sessions for University of Greenwich students.
11 SEPTEMBER 2019
Freeman Richard Gilpin, a volunteer in the Stationers' Library, has written this feature inspired by material on the Company's Barge which he prepared for the display cabinets at Stationers' Hall. Main image: The Stationers' Barge. E W Cooke, 1829. Hand-coloured copy by R Granger Barrett, 1972.
25 APRIL 2019
Liveryman Mike Clarke (Hon almoner at the time of this feature) writes:
So what does the Honorary almoner actually do?
In my three years as honorary Almoner of the Stationers' Company I have probably been asked that question at least once on every occasion I have attended a function at the Hall.