The International Publishers Association (IPA) welcomes a ruling by the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against websites that illicitly offer millions of research papers and books that are protected by copyright.

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has denounced Turkish authorities after reports that police raided the Belge Publishing House in Istanbul, on 7 May, and seized 2,000 books.

Educational publishers from around the world showed delegates at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today how copyright has enabled them to invest in the digital technology that is shaping the future of school-age learning.

IPA President Michiel Kolman today reaffirmed the IPA's commitment to the promotion of literacy during a speech in Chengdu, China, on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. Speaking at the Reading Promotion Summit, at South West Jiao Tong University (WJTU), in Sichuan Province, Kolman said the IPA would continue to work closely with UNESCO and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to spotlight the issue worldwide.

The IPA and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have fired the starting gun on an unprecedented world publishing survey, which will deliver the first ever detailed map of the industry in a broad-reaching and comprehensive yearly statistical report.

Tbilisi 30 March 2017 – Childhood literacy in Georgia will be a primary casualty of a well-meaning but destructive free schoolbook law that has handed the government control of all textbook production and stripped publishers and authors of their intellectual property rights, the IPA warned today.

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