Standing up for copyright: creative sector calls for balanced approach to rights and exceptions

WIPO building

The IPA, along with other creative sector organisations (IFRRO, FEP, Motion Picture Association, European Writers Council, International Federation of Journalists & more) have written to European Commission President José Barroso, highlighting the dangers of a proposed WIPO treaty on copyright exceptions for libraries and archives.

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“Books are key!” Authors, publishers and booksellers launch a joint manifesto for the European elections

The European Writers' Council, the Federation of European Publishers and the European Booksellers Federation today launched a joint manifesto for the 2014 European Parliament elections.

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EU copyright reform: publishers, it’s time to give your views!

The European Commission is planning to modernize the EU copyright framework "to remove current obstacles, promote rapid digital developments and make copyright fit for the digital age".

In order to decide how to proceed, they have launched a public consultation, open until 5 March 2014.

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Copyright exceptions for libraries & archives: IPA's recommendations to WIPO

As WIPO's Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights met in Geneva to discuss exceptions for libraries and archives, the International Publishers Association's Secretary General, Jens Bammel, cautioned against changing the system.

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Copyright concerns in Latin America

IPA Executive Committee members Ana María Cabanellas and Hugo Setzer and IPA Policy Director José Borghino attended the latest meeting of the Grupo Iberoamericano de editores (GIE) on 2 December, during the Guadalajara International Book Fair.

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IPA promoting copyright in Peru

IPA participated in and jointly funded a November 14-15 conference in Lima, Peru entitled "Enhancing the Culture of Reading and Books in the Digital Age: Copyright as a means to foster creativity and access".

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