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Freedom to Publish session at London Book Fair 2023

The Freedom to Publish highlight of the fair was the last session on the main stage – Authors and Publishers Fighting Strategic Litigation Against Public Participation (SLAPPs) and Censorship – followed by the announcement of the 2023 IPA Prix Voltaire shortlist.

South Africa copyright reform

Copyright Reform or Reframe?, a monograph published on 20 April by South African publisher Juta, provides a comprehensive legal analysis of most of the new provisions of the South African Copyright and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bills. The authors, all of them attorneys or advocates with specialist practices in the field of intellectual property law – in particular, copyright – contributed to the submission of the South African Institute of Intellectual Property Law on the Bills to South Africa’s Parliament and the Provincial Legislatures in 2023.

Blog

Michiel Kolman
26 September 2023
Freedom to publish
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
Actors have an amazing profession: on stage or in a movie they become a character, someone else than their own personality. The sky seems the limit on the roles you can play as an actor: rich or poor, introvert or extrovert, young or old, anything go...
Michiel Kolman
20 September 2023
Partnership
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion

Michiel Kolman, Chair of the IPA's Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee spoke to Dan Conway, CEO of the Publishers Association (UK) about their Inclusivity Action Plan and their past work on diversity and inclusion. 

Flavia Bravin
18 September 2023
Partnership
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
In September, one of the most significant book events in Brazil took place, the Rio de Janeiro Book Fair (Bienal do Livro do Rio de Janeiro), with record-breaking numbers of attendees and sales, and for the first time, featuring an internat...
Gvantsa Jobava
08 September 2023
Freedom to publish
Book policy
Literacy
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
The 8 September marks UNESCO’s World Literacy Day. The theme chosen by UNESCO for this year is Promoting literacy for a world in transition: Building the foundation for sustainable and peaceful societies. Literacy is the foundation for sustainable an...
Michiel Kolman
28 August 2023
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
Earlier this month, the Pride season arrived in my hometown Amsterdam where Elsevier is also headquartered. Two weeks of events to celebrate Pride but also a moment of protest as the LGBTIQ+ community is increasingly under attack globally. We started...
Gautier Chomel
25 July 2023
Partnership
Publishing industry
Accessibility
Diversity and Inclusion
Books are playing a major role in spreading ideas, enriching the culture and turning our democracies into flourishing debated places. No matter whether they are used to escape from our reality or to dive into it, access to books remains a fundamental...
Gautier Chomel
21 July 2023
Partnership
Publishing industry
Accessibility
The European Digital Reading Lab (EDRLab) is a digital innovation laboratory by and for the publishing industry. We are an international, non-profit development laboratory, working on the deployment of an open, interoperable and accessible digital pu...
Hugo Setzer
20 July 2023
Partnership
Book policy
Publishing industry
Accessibility
Diversity and Inclusion

I write this post while returning home from a board meeting of the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) and the celebration of the Marrakesh Treaty’s 10th anniversary at the World Intellectual Property Organization, WIPO, in Geneva.

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