If this was your first day back at work in 2011, you have my sympathy. Just think, only 360 days til next Christmas.
If you want insight into what's in store for 2011, why not come to the forthcoming Digital Publishing Forum on Wednesday January 11 (4pm to 6pm) on 'Hot Legal Issues for Publishers in 2011'. The venue is Roberts G06 Sir Ambrose Fleming Lecture Theatre, Roberts Building, University College London.
It's being given by me and my good friend and colleague Hugh Jones, the Publisher Association's highly experienced Counsel.
You can find out more details and sign up here. But here's a flavour of the event:
"2011 will see a push by regulators at national and international levels to adjust the legal framework to bring a borderless market for digital goods and services much closer to reality.
This means tackling a wide range of issues from illegal file sharing, copyright exceptions and anti-counterfeiting to e-commerce, data protection, digital preservation, the workings of contacts and licences and digital rights management.
Come and hear two leading experts on the subject-leading digital media lawyer Laurence Kaye of Laurence Kaye Solicitors and the PA's highly experienced counsel Hugh Jones, explain these upcoming changes and explain what they mean for publishers."
Here's wishing you a not too painful re-entry back into the world of work.