IPA Keeping an Eye on WIPO Committees

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IPA brought a 10-strong delegation to WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) in November but other WIPO committees are working too.

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Copyright: South Africa Copyright Reform Bill

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South Africa has been attracting a lot of international attention for its copyright reform bill with IPA and other international organisations expressing concern.

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WIPO General Assemblies see massive Marrakesh sign-up

From 24 September to 2 October WIPO held its General Assemblies where all Member States gathered to discuss the full range of WIPO’s work including that of the Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR). 

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EU Copyright Vote Reaction Round-up

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Publishers associations from around the world welcomed the European Parliament’s copyright vote on 12 September 2018.

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Plan S – Open Access Transition: IPA call for more speed and less haste

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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.

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Publishers at WIPO seminars at Lima Book Fair and in Kuala Lumpur

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Over the summer WIPO held seminars in Peru and Malysia. IPA helped ensure publishers were present to discuss ‘Managing Copyright in the Publishing Industry in the Digital Age’ and the ‘Marrakesh Treaty’.

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