The IPA appointed José Borghino as new Secretary General. Mr Borghino’s responsibilities will include supporting IPA members, nationally and in international forums, whenever copyright or the freedom to publish are threatened. He will advise IPA members on national policy issues. And he will manage relationships with key international organisations, such as WIPO, UNESCO, WTO and OECD, as well as leading NGOs such as IFLA, PEN, IAF, STM, IPACC, IFRRO and other international rightsholder organisations.

An international treaty on protecting folklore would be complex, unnecessary, damaging

IPA Secretary General Jens Bammel has warned of the dangers of introducing a new international treaty on traditional knowledge and folklore, saying it runs contrary to publishing realities and society's best interests.

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