Renegotiating the NAFTA agreement

In July of this year, the Trump Administration unveiled its goals in renegotiating the NAFTA agreement. In a detailed document, the USA government presented its objectives and the representatives of Canada, Mexico and USA started working on redefining their economic relationship. One of the most important elements of these negotiations, for publishers, will be the treatment of intellectual property.

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Summary of the WIPO SCCR 35

The November meeting of the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) was as intense as always. But the week-long meeting (3-7 November) carried extra significance for the IPA because of the large delegation we had organized to be here in Geneva.

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The future is now

“The world’s most valuable resource is no longer oil, but data” (The Economist, 6 May 2017).

IPA President, Michiel Kolman, addressed the European Parliament in Brussels last month and talked about the rise of technology and about how publishers maintain the quality of their content. We share his speech.


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How to fight piracy locally and globally; some ideas from the Global Copyright Enforcement Forum

This year, the traditional Anti-Piracy Breakfast held at Frankfurt Book Fair and co-organized every year by the International Publishers Association (IPA), the Association of American Publishers (AAP), and the UK Publishers Association (PA) was rebranded and moved to Wednesday afternoon.

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Copibec v Université Laval Class Action: Publication of notice to members

The Société québécoise de gestion collective des droits de reproduction, known as Copibec, has launched a 'notice to members' across a range of international francophone news media as the first step towards its class action against Université Laval, in Quebec City. 

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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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