Bodour Al Qasimi delivers her Keynote on day 2

Fathi Al Biss, President of the Union of Jordanian Publishers and Hugo Setzer, President of the International Publishers Association brought the curtain down after two days of intense and productive discussions covering everything from how Arab publishers can seize the opportunities of digital tools for distribution and education to how publishers can play their role in the humanitarian crises in the region and beyond.

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When the names and titles of the Commissioners forming the team of President-elect Ursula von der Leyen were finally announced, most of the observers including Anne Bergmann at the Federation of European Publishers were dismayed, why was culture missing?

Brazil

Brazil’s State Secretariat for Culture held a public consultation to assess the need to review the Brazilian Copyright Act 1998. The consultation, which closed on September 15, 2019, aimed at establishing priorities among options such as modernizing copyright for the digital era, regulating collective management and adopting WIPO’s Internet Treaties.

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