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IPA Secretary General, José Borghino, spoke to over a hundred Canadian publishers on 27 January, during the ‘Copyright Roundup’ session of the annual Mid-Winter Meeting organized by one of the IPA’s three Canadian members, the Association of Canadian Publishers (ACP). IPA’s other two members are the Canadian Publishers’ Council (CPC) and the Association Nationale des Editeurs de Livres (ANEL).

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On Sunday 30 January, IPA Secretary General, José Borghino gave a guest lecture entitled ‘Publishing Across the World: A Panoramic View’ as the culmination of a three-month long, online course for students from across India, organized as a collaboration between the National Book Trust of India and the Central University of Haryana, Mahendergargh.

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After creating a special task force to lead the association’s preparations for the European Accessibility Act, the German Booksellers and Publishers Association has been working with Fondazione LIA and the German Central Library for the Blind (DZB Lesen) and in January 2022 published guides on accessibility.

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The IPA supports Penguin Random House Peru, its CEO, Jéronimo Pimentel and the author Cristopher Acosta, following a chilling defamation judgement on Monday 10 January sentencing all three to US$ 100,000 fines, and the CEO and author to suspended two-year prison sentences.

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James Taylor
13 May 2022
Copyright
Publishing industry

The final day of this SCCR began with the Chair recognising a cloud of fatigue in the room and encouraging delegates to press on through the day to finish the week.

James Taylor
12 May 2022
Copyright
Publishing industry

Day 4 of this 42nd meeting of the SCCR picked up exactly where Day 3 left off, with discussions on exceptions and limitations and observer organisations continuing their statements.

James Taylor
11 May 2022
Copyright
Publishing industry

Day 3 of SCCR 42 opened with further discussion and analysis of the new text on the broadcasting treaty with the afternoon reserved for discussions on exceptions and limitations.

James Taylor
10 May 2022
Copyright
Publishing industry
Following the eventful first day of SCCR 42, day 2 saw a slightly emptier conference hall pick up the SCCR 42 agenda. The broadcasting treaty was the agenda item of the day. Delegates seemed impatient to move on to this discussion after two year...
James Taylor
09 May 2022
Copyright
Publishing industry
A blue sky welcomed back delegates to Geneva for the first face to face WIPO SCCR since 2019. An information session on the impact of COVID on the copyright ecosystem, election of a new officers and approval of observers were the headline discussion ...
Michiel Kolman
15 March 2022
Partnership
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
On 11 January a group of University Presses in the UK and Ireland launched EvenUP, a forum for EDI information collection, benchmarking, and training, with the goal of developing and sharing best practices for the recruitment and retention of un...
Stephan de Valk
24 January 2022
Book policy
Literacy
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing
The theme for UNESCO’s fourth International Day of Education is Changing course, transforming education and the last two years have shown how educational publishers have been able to pivot quickly, changing course, to keep pupils learning....
Rachel Martin
10 December 2021
Partnership
Publishing industry
The SDG Publishers Compact, launched by the International Publishers Association and the United Nations back in 2020, has continued to gather momentum for the wider publishing sector. In practice, the compact requires aligning our daily practices, ou...

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