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As working writers, translators, photographers, and graphic artists; as unions, organizations, and federations representing the creators of works included in published books; as book publishers; and as reproduction rights and public lending rights organizations; we oppose so-called “Controlled Digital Lending” (CDL) as a flagrant violation of copyright and authors’ rights.

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With European Parliament elections approaching, the heat is on if the European Union’s Copyright Directive is going to be adopted before the end of the current term. 2018 was full of twists and turns and it looks like 2019 will continue in the same vein.

The International Publishers Association notes the renewed impetus by Coalition S to achieve the European Union’s target of open access to publicly funded research by 2020. The IPA urges the EC to carefully consider the potential international impact of such a shift in Europe and ensure that academics’ freedom to publish is not affected.

International Publishers Association

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