Publishing delegation attends WIPO Copyright Committee

IPA Delegation at SCCR

Negotiations on possible future international treaties on copyright dominated the last week of May at the meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) at The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). IPA reported daily on the discussions which concluded with a surprise.

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European Commission VP delivers Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

Andrus Ansip deliver Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

With draft European Union copyright rules currently under debate, European Commission Vice President, Andrus Ansip, came to the London Book Fair to share the logic behind the proposals and came away impressed by what he saw at the fair.

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Copyright law changes afoot in Japan and Ireland

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Ministries in both countries have recently published draft proposals looking at exceptions for text and data mining, among other things.

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EU clarifies copyright implications of Brexit

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The European Commission has published a notice to stakeholders outlining the international treaties that will govern the EU-UK relationship in terms of copyright post-Brexit.

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Blockchain and IP

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The latest edition of WIPO’s newsletter looks at the application of blockchain technology to IP rights. Could blockchain be used beyond crypto currencies?

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IPA President calls for scholarly publishing industry to unite at APE Congress 2018 opening

IPA President, Michiel Kolman, used the Academic Publishing in Europe (APE) Congress to shine a light on the divisions between academics, publishers and tech companies and to encourage them to resolve their differences and find ways to ensure continued sustainability in the future.

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