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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IPA community salutes late former president, Fernando Guedes

The international publishing community has paid warm tribute to former IPA president, Fernando Guedes, a highly accomplished and visionary publisher, who died this week (28 August), aged 87.

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IPA pays tribute to the late Nick Perren, a 'strong supporter of freedom to publish'

Two IPA presidents have paid warm tribute to the British publisher and former IPA Executive Committee member, Nick Perren, who  died on Monday (1 August) after a long illness.

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