IPA Vice-President testifies in Canadian Copyright Review

IPA Vice President, Hugo Setzer

In 2012 Canada changed its copyright law to include education as part of its fair-dealing exception to Copyright. The Copyright Act is now under review and the IPA and its Canadian members have testified to the negative impact of the extended exception.

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Publishing delegation attends WIPO Copyright Committee

IPA Delegation at SCCR

Negotiations on possible future international treaties on copyright dominated the last week of May at the meeting of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) at The World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). IPA reported daily on the discussions which concluded with a surprise.

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European Commission VP delivers Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

Andrus Ansip deliver Charles Clark Memorial Lecture

With draft European Union copyright rules currently under debate, European Commission Vice President, Andrus Ansip, came to the London Book Fair to share the logic behind the proposals and came away impressed by what he saw at the fair.

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Copyright law changes afoot in Japan and Ireland

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Ministries in both countries have recently published draft proposals looking at exceptions for text and data mining, among other things.

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EU clarifies copyright implications of Brexit

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The European Commission has published a notice to stakeholders outlining the international treaties that will govern the EU-UK relationship in terms of copyright post-Brexit.

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Blockchain and IP

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The latest edition of WIPO’s newsletter looks at the application of blockchain technology to IP rights. Could blockchain be used beyond crypto currencies?

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