Former US copyright supremo takes charge at AAP

Maria Pallante, the former head of the U.S. Copyright Office, whose abrupt exit from the position in October 2016 sounded alarm bells throughout the publishing and arts worlds, became the new President and CEO of the Association of American Publishers (AAP) this month.

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New president to head world’s biggest publisher body in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking worlds

The Grupo Iberoamericano de Editores (GIE), which groups major publishers from across Latin America, Spain and Portugal, has elected Mexican publisher José Ignacio Echeverria to be its new president for the next four years, during GIE’s annual meeting at the Guadalajara Book Fair.

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U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante 'removed from her job'

According to a Billboard report, U.S. Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante was removed from her job on Friday (October 21) by the Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, who has authority over the Copyright Office. Pallante, who is known for her fair treatment of content creators, has been appointed as a senior digital strategy adviser for the Library of Congress, although industry watchers believe she was pushed out.

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IPA 2016 Annual Report released in new three-in-one format

The IPA annual report was presented to the General Assembly this week in Frankfurt. This year’s report is more compact than in previous years, and covers the key aspects of the IPA’s work over the period between October 2015 and October 2016, such as Freedom to Publish, Copyright, Educational Publishing, Literacy, and Accessibility.

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Michiel Kolman to succeed Richard Charkin as IPA President

Frankfurt — The International Publishers Association (IPA) General Assembly today elected Dutch publisher Michiel Kolman (Elsevier) to be the next President of the IPA, when incumbent Richard Charkin (Bloomsbury) completes his two-year mandate, on 1 January 2017.

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Free or discounted Publishers Weekly subscriptions for thousands of IPA-linked publishing professionals under new partnership

A new partnership between the International Publishers Association and leading book industry magazine Publishers Weekly will give IPA members and the publishing houses they represent free or heavily discounted subscriptions to ‘PW’, known internationally as the ‘bible of the book business’.
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