IPA participated in and jointly funded a November 14-15 conference in Lima, Peru entitled "Enhancing the Culture of Reading and Books in the Digital Age: Copyright as a means to foster creativity and access".
IPA President YS Chi and Executive Committee member Ana Maria Cabanellas spoke about the importance of balanced copyright and on enhancing access to works. IPA's Policy Director Jose Borghino discussed the TIGAR project as a model for collaboration between publishers, libraries and the visually impaired. It was clear that there will be vigorous debate at the next round of WIPO copyright negotiations, with libraries pushing for broader and deeper exceptions. The IPA, local publishers and author representatives were united in arguing that copyright exceptions have reached their limit, and that there are better ways of tackling the funding dilemmas which libraries increasingly face.