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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US Supreme Court Puts Low Cost Textbooks for Developing Countries at Risk

In Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, the US Supreme Court decided on 19 March 2013 that the "first sale" doctrine applies to copies of a copyrighted work lawfully made abroad. Consequently, an American publisher in the future may be unable to prevent the unauthorized importation into the United States of low cost editions of its textbooks produced for developing markets.

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