International Publishers Association (IPA) today endorsed licensing as the best way to safeguard copies of works in libraries and archives during the debate at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

The International Publishers Association (IPA) is very concerned about reports of another Turkish publisher being put in the hands of trustees.

The International Publishers Association and PEN International are alarmed at reports that four people associated with a publisher and bookstore in Hong Kong famous for producing and stocking books critical of the Chinese authorities have gone missing.

The International Publishers Association is alarmed at reports that the Turkish Government is shutting down and seizing the independent and critical media outlets of the Koza-IPek Media Group, including Kanaltürk and Bugün TV, ahead of the forthcoming general election in that country.

The 31st International Publishers Congress has announced that Arnaud Nourry and Alaa Al Aswany will be keynote speakers at the 31st Congress in London in April 2016.

The Congress, which runs from 9-12 April 2016, will take place in London for the second time. It is organised by the International Publishers Association in partnership with the UK Publishers Association and The London Book Fair. The conference promises debate, analysis and networking at the most senior level across a comprehensive programme curated to address the key policy and practical issues of the day.

New members and a reinvigorated Executive Committee give the IPA a rare impetus going into 2016.
The IPA General Assembly at the Frankfurt Book Fair on 15 October accepted new members from the following countries: Bangladesh, China, Greece, Jordan and Peru. It also voted to give Full Member status to the associations from the following countries: Saudi Arabia, Slovenia and Tunisia.

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