IPA secretaries general pen chapter for WIPO tome on ‘Traditional Knowledge’

Current IPA Secretary General José Borghino and his predecessor Jens Bammel have co-written a chapter for a book compiled by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) called Protecting Traditional Knowledge.

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Educational publishers show WIPO delegates how copyright enables vital teaching innovations

Educational publishers from around the world showed delegates at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today how copyright has enabled them to invest in the innovation that is shaping the future of school-age learning.

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Educational publishers to showcase innovations at WIPO event organized by IPA, FEP and Bertelsmann

Educational publishers from Brazil, Mexico, South Africa and the United Arab Emirates will next week demonstrate ways they are changing classroom learning, before international delegates at the world Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), in Geneva, during a key debate on educational copyright exceptions and related issues.

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Charles Clark Memorial Lecture 2017: Veteran copyright frenemies trade polite blows over ‘fair use’

No one expected US judge Pierre Leval or preeminent American copyright lawyer Jon Baumgarten – respective champions of the ‘for’ and ‘against’ camps in the global US-style ‘fair use’ conversation – to give ground when they squared up this month at the 2017 Charles Clark Memorial Lecture, delivered in an experimental debate-format.

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IPA bringing common sense to traditional knowledge debate at WIPO

Delegates at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva are this week deliberating the relationship between copyright and ‘traditional knowledge’, a conversation of undervalued importance to the global publishing industry.

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The Quebec Court of Appeal has authorized a class action by the Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction (better known as Copibec) against Université Laval on behalf of all authors and publishers from Quebec, the rest of Canada and other countries. This decision overturns the February 2016 ruling by the Honourable Justice Beaupré of the Quebec Superior Court.

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