Press Releases

Publishers Denounce Raid on Award-Winning Turkish Publisher

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has denounced Turkish authorities after reports that police raided the Belge Publishing House in Istanbul on 7 May, seizing 2000 books.

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Educational publishers show WIPO delegates how copyright enables vital teaching innovations

Educational publishers from around the world showed delegates at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today how copyright has enabled them to invest in the digital technology that is shaping the future of school-age learning.

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IPA President, Michiel Kolman, reaffirms IPA commitment to literacy in Chengdu, China

IPA President Michiel Kolman today reaffirmed the IPA's commitment to the promotion of literacy during a speech in Chengdu, China, on UNESCO World Book and Copyright Day. Speaking at the Reading Promotion Summit, at South West Jiao Tong University (WJTU), in Sichuan Province, Kolman said the IPA would continue to work closely with UNESCO and the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) to spotlight the issue worldwide.

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IPA and WIPO launch annual statistical survey into the global publishing industry

The IPA and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) have fired the starting gun on an unprecedented world publishing survey, which will deliver the first ever detailed map of the industry in a broad-reaching and comprehensive yearly statistical report.

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IPA publishes Freedom to Publish Manifesto - a pledge to act when publishers are gagged, imprisoned or threatened

The International Publishers Association (IPA) has published its first Freedom to Publish Manifesto, a declaration of the IPA’s steadfast commitment to raise the alarm when publishers are threatened and to counter their repression through international activism.

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Reckless textbook policy will undermine Georgian childhood literacy, IPA warns.

Tbilisi 30 March 2017 – Childhood literacy in Georgia will be a primary casualty of a well-meaning but destructive free schoolbook law that has handed the government control of all textbook production and stripped publishers and authors of their intellectual property rights, the IPA warned today.

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