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12/17/14 – Xu Xiao, 2014 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize nominee, arrested in China

12/11/14 – Multi-stakeholder solutions offer best way to deal with copyright exceptions

12/05/14 – Local creative industries can help deliver UN Global Development Goals

11/20/14 – "One size does not fit all." Single textbook policy will hurt South Africa's pupils and publishers.

10/14/14 – New appointments to IPA's leadership bodies

10/09/14 – Richard Charkin calls for investment and innovation in publishing

10/05/14 – IPA calls on Turkey to drop politically motivated charges against journalists

10/04/14 – Spain must get serious about fighting IP piracy

07/14/14 – Mark Bide appointed as IPA adviser on digital publishing, standards and accessibility

06/30/14 – Publishers give their backing to WIPO's Accessible Books Consortium

05/13/14 – Chinese publisher Yao Wentian sentenced to 10 years in prison

05/09/14 – Russia's new censorship law "backwards and destructive"

05/08/14 – Stand up for copyright: Europe's creative sector highlights dangers of proposed new WIPO treaty

05/06/14 – IPA Secretary General warns: algorithms are replacing editors

04/23/14 – World Book Day taking off around the globe

04/08/14 – Ihar Lohvinau wins the 2014 IPA Freedom to Publish Prize

04/02/14 – IPA calls on Nigeria to withdraw “devastating” book import tariffs

03/25/14 – “Futile and desperate”: Publishers condemn attempt to block Twitter in Turkey

03/18/14 – Apple: Stop imposing your moral agenda on publishers

03/07/14 – Ihar Lohvinau and Afghan PEN Centre nominated for IPA Freedom to Publish Prize

02/14/14 – Concern over proposed 'fair use' exceptions for copyright in Australia

02/12/14 – “Technophobic and unfair”. IPA calls on Europe to end its e-book VAT discrimination

02/06/14 – “Dangerous” new internet law in Turkey will inhibit freedom to publish

01/30/14 – IPA Congress in Bangkok postponed to 2015 due to continued political unrest

01/28/14 – Freedom of expression under threat in Cambodia as crackdown on protests continues

01/23/14 – IPA demands that China releases publisher Yao Wentian

01/17/14 – IPA endorses Thema – New international subject category standard for books and e-books

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Hugo Setzer
07 November 2019
Publishing industry

October and the first days of November were again very busy, with visits to four different countries and three book fairs in the course of three weeks.

James Taylor
25 October 2019
Publishing industry

SCCR 39 concluded this evening with an agreement found on how to keep the Exceptions and Limitations discussion moving forward and the other agenda items wrapped up and a possible new issue raised in the chamber.

James Taylor
24 October 2019
Publishing industry

The second day of discussions on the broadcasting treaty were mainly conducted behind closed doors with the plenary chamber finally filling at 17:40 for a presentation of conclusions.

James Taylor
23 October 2019
Publishing industry
Today’s discussions saw the focus shift from Exceptions and Limitations to the Broadcasting Treaty (and sadly not about all of the value generated by the copyright in an original work that migrates from being a book to a film, for example). The Excep...
James Taylor
22 October 2019
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing

The first day closed with Dr Kenneth Crews waiting to be grilled by delegates and observers. He was given the opportunity this morning, but the highlights today were the side events and the ripples from some late-night messages to delegates.

James Taylor
21 October 2019
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing
While the publishing industry was gathered in Frankfurt last week for the most important international book fair in the world, the action was already starting at WIPO in Geneva with an International Conference on Exceptions and Limitations on Friday ...
Ben Steward
01 October 2019
Freedom to publish
Book policy
Publishing industry

The second and final day of the IPA Regional Seminar in the Middle East was opened by Sharjah publisher Bodour Al Qasimi (Kalimat Group), who is (among other things) also the IPA Vice-President.

Ben Steward
30 September 2019
Publishing industry
When the IPA regional seminar in Amman, Jordan, got underway this morning there was a crackle of promise in the air. This was more than a conference opening – it was like the inauguration of a new bridge spanning the space between the IPA’s global me...

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