The 2014 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize will be awarded during the 30th IPA Congress to be held in Bangkok on 25-27 March 2014.
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.
IPA found widespread censorship in Nigeria, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia. In submissions to the UN Human Rights Council, the IPA recommended ways to support the governments of these three countries to improve their records on freedom of expression.