IPA reproaches Canadian minister's copyright comments

The IPA has added its voice to those of the Union of Quebec Writers and Writers (UNEQ), the Canadian National Association of Book Publishers (ANEL) and the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO) in response to troubling comments made by the Minister for Higher Education, Hélène David, on 9 December.

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WIPO SCCR 33 — the IPA out in force for world publishing’s interests

The Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR), the UN body tasked with global copyright norm-setting, met at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva for the 33rd time this month — a pivotal arena attended by a fortified IPA delegation to protect the interests of world publishing.

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Indian publishers to appeal Delhi High Court copyright judgement

Indian publishers have begun mounting an appeal against last month’s puzzling judgement by the Delhi High Court that extensive photocopying and the supply of course packs prepared by Delhi University, which included copies of books published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Taylor & Francis, did not amount to infringement of copyright or that it was justifiable under India’s copyright exemptions.

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WIPO Director General praises Accessible Books Consortium at annual Assemblies

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Director General Francis Gurry hailed the success story that is the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) today as he opened the UN agency’s weeklong General Assemblies, the annual talks by WIPO’s decision-making bodies.

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Copyright in the EU: what do publishers make of the new directive proposal?

On 14 September the European Commission laid out its proposal to modernize copyright rules in the EU, with the aim of enabling ‘European culture to flourish and circulate’. The IPA’s Brussels-based sister body, the Federation of European Publishers (FEP), was quick to respond, observing that while the document makes an earnest attempt to address some important issues, it does not hold all the answers.

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IPA considering implications of Singaporean copyright review

Singapore’s Ministry of Law and the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) have announced a comprehensive review of the city state’s copyright laws, inviting comments until 24 October.

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