Press Releases

Setzer and Al Qasimi become IPA President and Vice President Elect

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Hugo Setzer and Bodour Al Qasimi were confirmed today as the future President and Vice President of the International Publishers Association at the organisation’s General Assembly in Frankfurt. The pair will take up their new positions on 1st January 2019.

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Europe aligns VAT between eBooks and physical books; ratifies Marrakesh

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The International Publishers Association welcomes the news that the EU’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council has unanimously agreed to allow Member States to apply reduced VAT rates to eBooks, bringing them into alignment with physical books, which in most cases carried a lower rate.

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UN and IPA Launch Sustainable Development Goals Book Club

To amplify the publishing industry’s support for the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the International Publishers Association announced today a new collaboration with the United Nations (UN) to promote the SDGs through a Book Club for children linked to all seventeen of the Goals. 

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IPA Welcomes European Parliament Copyright Vote

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International Publishers congratulate Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) for voting through important changes to copyright that support Europe’s creative industries.

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IPA blasts harassment of Turkish publisher in exile

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The International Publishers Association fully supports Ragip Zarakolu as he continues to fight charges relating to statements he made in 2012. The 3rd Heavy Penal Court has now submitted a ‘red notice request’ to Interpol to ensure he appears before the court.

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IPA Vice President testifies at Canadian Copyright Review

IPA VP, Hugo Setzer
  • Canada an international outlier since its broad exception for educational uses and the ‘legislation through the courts’ that has seen fair dealing equated with “user rights”.
  • Changes have resulted in a dramatic loss of income for Canadian publishers.

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