The lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 13th from 16:00-18:00 in the Focus Theatre at the London Book Fair. The annual Memorial Lecture, and Book Fair highlight, celebrates and remembers the achievements of Charles Clark who was a publisher, lawyer, and eminent authority on copyright law.


Dr. Hayleigh Bosher, a Reader in Intellectual Property Law at Brunel University London, where she also runs the Brunel Law School IP Pro Bono Service and is a member of the Brunel Centre for Artificial Intelligence: Social and Digital Innovation, will share insights on AI’s impact on copyright in the creative industries.


Joining her as a speaker is Eleonora Rosati, Full Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Stockholm University and Of Counsel at Bird & Bird, as well as Editor of the Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice (Oxford University Press). Professor Rosati is known for her significant contributions to shaping IP law in Europe.


Attendees can expect an engaging discussion on the challenges and opportunities presented by AI and IP.


Other events concerning copyright at LBF 2024 include a panel discussion on “Copyright and AI: A Global Discussion of Machines, Humans and the Law,” to be held on Tuesday, March 12th from 14:15–15:00 on the Olympia Main Stage. Immediately after this event on the Main Stage, from 15:15-16:00, another event on copyright and accessibility will be held, titled “The Marrakesh Treaty & Global Accessibility in Publishing.” The event will be chaired by IPA Secretary General José Borghino and include as panelist former IPA president and current President of the Mexican Publishers Association Hugo Setzer, Author, Broadcaster, and Journalist Selina Mills, Author and Founder, Authors with Disabilities and Chronic Illnesses (ADCI) Claire Wade, and Federation of European Publishers Director Anne Bergman-Tahon.



*by invitation only

Monday, 11 March 2024:

  • 14:00 – 17:00: IPA Executive Committee Meeting*
  • 19:30 – 22:00: IPA Executive Committee Dinner *

Tuesday, 12 March 2024:

Wednesday, 13 March 2024:

Thursday, 14 March 2024:

Friday, 15 March 2024:

  • 9:00 – 15:00: IPA Educational Publishers Forum*

From discussions on achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to exploring the intersection of copyright and artificial intelligence, the IPA’s participation promises to be insightful and forward-looking.