Free Mohamed Mkhaitir
  • Although authorities should have released him in November 2017, Mohamed Mkhaïtir is still being detained in an undisclosed location
  • His physical and mental health are deteriorating as a result of his prolonged detention
  • 32 human rights organizations are campaigning for his release and protection

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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.

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

Ragip Zarokolu

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.

Vera Castanheira

The International Publishers Association (IPA) is delighted to announce the appointment of Vera Castanheira as the organisation’s new Counsellor for International Copyright Policy and Programs. Castanheira will lead the IPA’s international copyright policy work and the organisation’s relations with WIPO, WTO and other supra-national agencies.

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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