Intentionally or not, Egyptian police marked World Press Freedom on 3 May by raiding the Syndicate of Journalists, in Cairo, and arresting two journalists.
The recent German Federal Supreme Court ruling that called time on the decades-old practice of apportioning copyright levies between authors and publishers has sent shockwaves through the country's publishing industry.
In 1985, Professor Michael Fraser entered the complex world of copyright by accident. Having casually responded to a job ad in the Sydney Morning Herald (and having got the job as 'the only applicant wearing a tie'), the young Michael Fraser's career began with a three-week investigation into the growing problem of photocopying, for the Australian Copyright Council.
Three years after the Kenyan government introduced VAT on books, the country's publishing and bookselling industries – of which educational books represent 85% – have been decimated by the move, according to the Kenyan Publishers Association (KPA).
Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, the IPA's expert legal adviser, provides a post-mortem of the 32nd meeting of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) held on 9-13 May, 2016, in Geneva.
In an on-camera interview with the IPA (video at the foot of this page), award-winning international authors Philip Pullman, Elif Shafak and Alaa Al Aswany have voiced their opinions on the importance to creators of robust copyright protection, and the impact that digital has had on their profession.
Former IPA President Youngsuk 'YS' Chi and current IPA Executive Committee member Trasvin Jittidecharak took part in a publishing panel at the first World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Conference on the Global Digital Content Market, which explored the impact of digital on the globalized creative industries, from 20 to 22 April.
The International Publishers Association (IPA), the world’s largest federation of publishing associations, has named the jailed creator of a secularist Saudi website, Raif Badawi, the first winner of the IPA Prix Voltaire, formerly the IPA Freedom to Publish Prize.
The International Publishers Association (IPA), the world’s largest federation of publishers associations, held an Extraordinary General Assembly in London today (11 April, 2016) where IPA members adopted a number of governance amendments intended to optimize