US Supreme Court Puts Low Cost Textbooks for Developing Countries at Risk

In Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, the US Supreme Court decided on 19 March 2013 that the "first sale" doctrine applies to copies of a copyrighted work lawfully made abroad. Consequently, an American publisher in the future may be unable to prevent the unauthorized importation into the United States of low cost editions of its textbooks produced for developing markets.

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Publishers Strike Major Blow against Internat Piracy

Joint Press Release of the International Publishers Association and the German Publishers and Booksellers Association Publishers Strike Major Blow against Internet Piracy Geneva, 15 February 2012

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U.S. Supreme Court Follows IPA in Landmark Copyright Ruling

On 18 January 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Golan v Holder, a key public domain case, questioning whether the US Congress had acted lawfully when restoring copyright to foreign works which had been in the public domain in the US.

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Publishers Join UN Initiative to Create a Global Library for the Blind

Publishers from France, UK, US and South Africa have signed licensing agreements with TIGAR, a pilot initiative created in collaboration with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).

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Providing Equal Access for Readers with Disabilities

IPA Position on an enabling international legal framework.

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IPA Continues Work Towards Access for Disabled Readers

The International Publishers Association is saddened to learn of the World Blind Union’s declaration to suspend participation in the shared projects initiated by the WIPO Stakeholder Platform.

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