WIPO General Assemblies see massive Marrakesh sign-up

From 24 September to 2 October WIPO held its General Assemblies where all Member States gathered to discuss the full range of WIPO’s work including that of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). 

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EU Copyright Vote Reaction Round-up

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Publishers associations from around the world welcomed the European Parliament’s copyright vote on 12 September 2018.

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Plan S – Open Access Transition: IPA call for more speed and less haste

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The International Publishers Association notes the renewed impetus by Coalition S to achieve the European Union’s target of open access to publicly funded research by 2020. The IPA urges the EC to carefully consider the potential international impact of such a shift in Europe and ensure that academics’ freedom to publish is not affected.

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Publishers at WIPO seminars at Lima Book Fair and in Kuala Lumpur

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Over the summer WIPO held seminars in Peru and Malysia. IPA helped ensure publishers were present to discuss ‘Managing Copyright in the Publishing Industry in the Digital Age’ and the ‘Marrakesh Treaty’.

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European Copyright Vote Looms

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Since the European Parliament rejected the draft report on the EU Copyright Directive in July, there have been numerous reports about the contentious lobbying tactics used by opponents of copyright ahead of the vote. With a new vote on an amended text due in Strasbourg on 12 September, what can we expect?

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