WIPO SCCR 32: Broadcasting Treaty inches forward, Exceptions & Limitations in stasis, UN Sustainable Development Goals next up?

Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, the IPA's expert legal adviser, provides a post-mortem of the 32nd meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) held on 9-13 May, 2016, in Geneva.

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5 Seriously Dumb Myths About Copyright the Media Should Stop Repeating

Canadian novelist and poet, John Degen, who is also the Executive Director of The Writers' Union of Canada, wrote a no-nonsense piece debunking the five lazy lies routinely deployed by "copyleftists". As we look ahead to a week when WIPO's copyright committee will meet to debate several issues with potentially highly significant impacts on world publishing, John kindly gave the IPA permission to reproduce his article, which he originally posted on his blog

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IPA joins push for rethink of copyright exceptions and slashing of royalties in Canada

The IPA has thrown its weight behind a growing chorus calling for the Canadian Government to urgently reconsider changes to the country's copyright laws that are doing significant damage to Canadian educational publishing.

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Fair’s fair – or is it? Paul Goldstein on the rise and rise of fair use exceptions

Few people are better qualified to opine on the evolution of copyright than Paul Goldstein, widely held to be one of America's finest intellectual property legal minds. Prof. Goldstein, who is Stanford Law School's Lillick Professor of Law, has penned numerous tomes on U.S. and international copyright law, and authored eight other books, including three novels.

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IPA Submission on copyright reform to the Australian Productivity Commission

In support of our member, the Australian Publishers Association (APA), the IPA recently made an extensive submission to the Australian government’s inquiry into ‘Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements’.

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WIPO debates copyright exceptions for education, libraries and archives, as well as a new international broadcasting treaty

Read the report on the 31st meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) held on 7-11 2015 December in Geneva

By IPA Legal Adviser, Carlo Scollo Lavizzari

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