In consultation with our member in South Africa, the Publishers Association of South Africa (PASA), the IPA made a submission on 15 September to the South African government’s consultation on its proposed Copyright Amendment Bill. IPA consistently reinforces the message that local authors and local publishers are important strategic resources, and that governments should foster and encourage them whenever possible. Local creators are the lifeblood of all knowledge economies, and are all the more precious for the future of developing nations.
In 1893 New Zealand was the first country in the world to give women the right to vote and it still ranks among best countries for working women. Dame Wendy Pye was the first woman inducted into the New Zealand Buisness Hall of Fame in 2004 for outstanding business achievement, and for many years she’s been appearing in the top 10 of the National Business Review's rich-list. She was made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, for services to business and education, and this year she was named an ‘Icon for Women’ by the New Zealand Government.
It is almost a cliché to say that we are in a visual age. Today, visual images are increasingly important and visual competency is becoming essential. IPA interviewed Chris Hudson, the publisher at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York, and the chairman of the International Association of Museum Publishers, about image rights and their management in publishing.
Image on the front page: Vincent van Gogh. The Starry Night. 1889. Oil on canvas, 29 x 36 1/4" (73.7 x 92.1 cm). The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Acquired through the Lillie P. Bliss Bequest, 1941.