In the second of our series of interviews with speakers at our Lagos Regional Seminar (held in May), we speak to Ama Dadson, founder of AkooBooks, Ghana’s first publisher and digital distributor of African audiobooks.
Online piracy is a massive challenge for all economies which depend on their creative industries, hurting publishers' and authors' income, employees' jobs and governments' tax revenues.
As previously reported to the IPA community, publishers and authors are closely watching a major law suit in the United States, in which member companies of the Association of American Publishers sued the Internet Archive (IA) for intentional and systematic copyright infringement.
Publishers and collecting societies are successfully sueing online file-hosting services where copyrighted materials are illegally downloaded.
German investigators have succeeded in shutting down a Tonga-based website that was illegally selling thousands of downloadable books and journals – the majority of them in German – at rock-bottom prices.
The International Publishers Association (IPA) welcomes a ruling by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against websites that illicitly offer millions of research papers and books that are protected by copyright.
UNESCO Anti-piracy pages
UK Publishers Association
WIPO Global Congress on Combating Counterfeiting and Piracy
Syndicat National de l’Edition