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IPA’s President, Vice President and Secretary General followed up on their Asian tour of August with a trip to North America in September. The review of the Canadian Copyright Act, a meeting with senior representatives of IFLA, attending the AAP’s General Assembly plus the SDG Book Club were all on the agenda. Read more.

As the review of the Canadian Copyright Act continues, IPA followed up on the testimony delivered by Vice President Hugo Setzer in May with meetings with our local members, key MPs and officials to present the view of the International Publishers Association that Canada is now an outlier in its approach to educational publishing. In Ottawa, we urged MPs to promote their local educational publishing sector by modifying the amendments to the act that were passed in 2012 and have damaged local and international publishers as well as severely undermining the earning capacity of Canadian authors. The IPA delegation also met with representatives of our three Canadian members (ACP, CPC and ANEL) as well as other stakeholders in Toronto, to discuss the ongoing campaign.

While in Toronto, IPA, STM and IFLA held their second meeting of the year to discuss a range of issues affecting the constituents of all three bodies and to investigate areas of possible cooperation. The talks were constructive and a number of areas of possible future collaboration were identified.

The IPA trio then crossed the border into the United States where they attended the Association of American Publishers’ fast paced and entertaining Annual General Meeting in New York City. They were delighted to see Iranian publisher, Azadeh Parsapour, take home the AAP’s top honour for Freedom to Publish: the Jeri Laber Award. Azadeh is also a guest blogger for IPA and a two-time Prix Voltaire nominee.

The North American tour finished with IPA President Michiel Kolman participating in the UN’s General Assembly where he announced the launch of the IPA-UN Sustainable Development Goals Book Club.

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Hugo Setzer
07 November 2019
Publishing industry

October and the first days of November were again very busy, with visits to four different countries and three book fairs in the course of three weeks.

James Taylor
25 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry

SCCR 39 concluded this evening with an agreement found on how to keep the Exceptions and Limitations discussion moving forward and the other agenda items wrapped up and a possible new issue raised in the chamber.

James Taylor
24 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry

The second day of discussions on the broadcasting treaty were mainly conducted behind closed doors with the plenary chamber finally filling at 17:40 for a presentation of conclusions.

James Taylor
23 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry
Today’s discussions saw the focus shift from Exceptions and Limitations to the Broadcasting Treaty (and sadly not about all of the value generated by the copyright in an original work that migrates from being a book to a film, for example). The Excep...
James Taylor
22 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing

The first day closed with Dr Kenneth Crews waiting to be grilled by delegates and observers. He was given the opportunity this morning, but the highlights today were the side events and the ripples from some late-night messages to delegates.

James Taylor
21 October 2019
Copyright
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing
While the publishing industry was gathered in Frankfurt last week for the most important international book fair in the world, the action was already starting at WIPO in Geneva with an International Conference on Exceptions and Limitations on Friday ...
Ben Steward
01 October 2019
Freedom to publish
Book policy
Copyright
Literacy
Publishing industry

The second and final day of the IPA Regional Seminar in the Middle East was opened by Sharjah publisher Bodour Al Qasimi (Kalimat Group), who is (among other things) also the IPA Vice-President.

Ben Steward
30 September 2019
Publishing industry
When the IPA regional seminar in Amman, Jordan, got underway this morning there was a crackle of promise in the air. This was more than a conference opening – it was like the inauguration of a new bridge spanning the space between the IPA’s global me...

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