IPA joins push for rethink of copyright exceptions and slashing of royalties in Canada

The IPA has thrown its weight behind a growing chorus calling for the Canadian Government to urgently reconsider changes to the country's copyright laws that are doing significant damage to Canadian educational publishing.

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Fair’s fair – or is it? Paul Goldstein on the rise and rise of fair use exceptions

Few people are better qualified to opine on the evolution of copyright than Paul Goldstein, widely held to be one of America's finest intellectual property legal minds. Prof. Goldstein, who is Stanford Law School's Lillick Professor of Law, has penned numerous tomes on U.S. and international copyright law, and authored eight other books, including three novels.

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IPA Submission on copyright reform to the Australian Productivity Commission

In support of our member, the Australian Publishers Association (APA), the IPA recently made an extensive submission to the Australian government’s inquiry into ‘Australia’s Intellectual Property Arrangements’.

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WIPO debates copyright exceptions for education, libraries and archives, as well as a new international broadcasting treaty

Read the report on the 31st meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) held on 7-11 2015 December in Geneva

By IPA Legal Adviser, Carlo Scollo Lavizzari

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The HP Judgement: The International Implications of Reading Literally

According to the European Court of Justice (CJEU), as part of a ruling on Belgian statutory levies published on 12 November 2015 ‘publishers are not reproduction rightsholders’ under a literal reading of Art. 2 of the EU Copyright Directive (2001/29). Therefore, the CJEU found that ‘publishers do suffer no harm’ as a result of the private copy and photocopy exceptions in that directive.

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Google’s making of a digital copy to provide a search function is a ‘transformative use’ of the content, Judge Leval said

Judge Leval, sitting in the US Court of Appeal for the 2nd Circuit, on 16 October delivered his long-awaited opinion in the matter of the (American) Authors’ Guild Inc. and others vs Google Inc. The Court rejected each of the claims of the Authors’ Guild and other appellants (collectively, the ‘Plaintiffs’) about why the district court’s ruling (by Chin J.) was flawed.

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