Iran has never signed the Bern Convention and has no effective copyright legislation.
When still a young student, Majid Ghasemi grew increasingly uncomfortable about reading pirated materials. So he decided to act, launching a ribbon campaign with the label "No Illegal Downloading". Three years later, Majid is CEO of Fidibo, Iran's leading ebook distribution channel, offering licensed titles from over 120 publishers.
The IPA spoke to Majid about Fidibo's rapid rise and how readers and publishers can combine to combat book piracy. It's an inspiring story, available to read here.