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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Publishers Strike Major Blow against Internat Piracy

Joint Press Release of the International Publishers Association and the German Publishers and Booksellers Association Publishers Strike Major Blow against Internet Piracy Geneva, 15 February 2012

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U.S. Supreme Court Follows IPA in Landmark Copyright Ruling

On 18 January 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Golan v Holder, a key public domain case, questioning whether the US Congress had acted lawfully when restoring copyright to foreign works which had been in the public domain in the US.

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