• The publisher perspective on the development of new technologies and copyright protection.

    On 9 November 2015, Secretary General of the IPA, José Borghino, chaired a panel discussion about 'The publisher perspective on the development of new technologies and copyright protection' at the CeMPro Seminar in Mexico City 'Copyright in the XXI'.

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  • The International Publishers Association calls for nominations for the 2016 Freedom to Publish Prize.

    'Freedom to Publish and copyright are the twin pillars upon which the IPA stands. Our Freedom to Publish Prize is unique in being the only international award that honours the exemplary courage shown by publishers who dare to publish controversial books in the face intimidation, harassment or worse,' said IPA President, Richard Charkin.

    Image by Keizer - an Egyptian street artist

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  • On importance of the protection of local creators and publishers

    In consultation with our member in South Africa, the Publishers Association of South Africa (PASA), the IPA made a submission on 15 September to the South African government’s consultation on its proposed Copyright Amendment Bill. IPA consistently reinforces the message that local authors and local publishers are important strategic resources, and that governments should foster and encourage them whenever possible. Local creators are the lifeblood of all knowledge economies, and are all the more precious for the future of developing nations.

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  • The essentials of image rights management

    It is almost a cliché to say that we are in a visual age. Today, visual images are increasingly important and visual competency is becoming essential. IPA interviewed Chris Hudson, the publisher at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, and the chairman of the International Association of Museum Publishers, about image rights and their management in publishing.

    Image on the front page: Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. 1889. Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4" (73.7 x 92.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest, 1941.

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  • Did you say ‘Video or animation will never play on the internet’?

    In 1893 New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote and it still ranks among best countries for working women. Dame Wendy Pye was the first woman inducted into the New Zealand Buisness Hall of Fame in 2004 for outstanding business achievement, and for many years she’s been appearing in the top 10 of the National Business Review's rich-list. She was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to business and education, and this year she was named an ‘Icon for Women’ by the New Zealand Government.  Read More
  • Why literacy matters more than ever in the 21st century.

    On International Literacy Day, 8 September 2015, the IPA, International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA), International Authors Forum (IAF) and Reading & Writing Foundation (RWF) jointly call on UN member states to implement coherent and properly resourced strategies to promote literacy for all. Literacy is a basic skill that everyone needs. Without it, people will be condemned to live poorer, less fulfilled lives.

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  • Netherlands privacy agreement between educational publishers and schools

    The use of digital learning materials has great advantages for pupils, because they are better tailored to the individual needs and wishes of the student. As pupils log in and identify themselves on digital learning materials, the teacher has a constant overview of what each pupil has done with the subject matter and what the results are. In this way, the teacher gains a better insight into the development and progress of pupils. For these educational purposes, the personal details of pupils are being processed in digital learning materials.
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  • Impacts of the Canadian education sector’s interpretation of “fair dealing”

    Canada’s new “fair dealing” guidelines have had significant negative impacts on educational publishing in the country and will continue for the foreseeable future, according to a recent report conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on behalf of Access Copyright in Canada.
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  • Angela Mills Wade on advocating for creative industries

    "Copyright has been the bedrock of huge expansion of the creative industries which have taken advantage of technology, new platforms and devices, delivering wider choice to consumers of digital music, newspapers, film, TV and books than ever imaginable even ten years ago."

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  • Do Copyright and Human Rights go together?

    Copyright protection is not per se a human right, but it is a tool which protects the human rights of authors and publishers. Copyright impacts on freedom of expression, both of the author and of members of the public who wish to distribute the author’s works as part of their own freedom of expression. This does not just mean the freedom to express a certain opinion, but also to chose the appropriate medium to do so, or even to remain silent.

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  • Otunba Olayinka Lawal-Solarin on challenges facing publishing in Nigeria

    Otunba Olayinka Lawal-Solarin is Chairman of Literamed Publications and one of Nigeria’s best-known publishers. He told IPA about his experiences in publishing and the challenges facing the book industry.
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  • Conakry will be World Book Capital City 2017

    Each year, IPA and its partners awards the title of World Book Capital. The 2017 laureate will be Conakry, the capital of Guinea.

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  • "It was an idea whose time had come." David Whitaker on the birth of ISBN

    David Whitaker tells IPA President Richard Charkin about the path to a global identifier for books. Read More
  • Global VAT/GST on books and e-books

    A new IPA/FEP report reveals a world of difference between national approaches to taxation of books and e-books.

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  • Publishing in Georgia: IPA country report

    Gvantsa Jobava analyses the state of publishing in Georgia today, revealing how government interference is crippling the textbook sector. Read More
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