Urging the International Publishers Congress to embrace its most forward-leaning trends—and promote its timely work to the world—IPA president Michiel Kolman convenes the industry’s 32nd gathering and welcomes industry leaders to agenda-anchoring sessions onstage.
From the dilemma of self-censorship to a call for collective management organizations, the freedom to publish, copyright protection, and readership development, speakers at the IPA congress in Delhi prepare their messages.
Ahead of the 32nd International Publishers Association Congress in India, we look at the big issues speakers will address, including geo-political issues affecting publishing.
‘Governments need to be convinced that the scourge of piracy is a problem for them and for their countries’ evolving economies,” IPA’s José Borghino tells the Arab Publishers Association’s conference in Tunisia.
YouTube’s newly announced partnership with the ISNI can greatly strengthen the identifier’s role in metadata, naming intellectual property’s creators.
‘Reform measures are anticipated over the course of the next year,’ says a statement from Ottawa, ‘to enable creators to get paid properly.’ Canada’s House of Commons has opened its review of the controversial 2012 Copyright Modernization Act.
Royalties payable by Canadian universities to authors, visual artists and their publishers are down almost 50 percent since 2012, says Copibec.
‘Canadian content? There won’t be any,’ warned Kate Taylor of the ‘Globe and Mail,’ as she moderated a panel on Canada’s Copyright Modernization Act.
The Frankfurter Buchmesse’s StoryDrive Asia conference in Singapore highlighted one of the most promising publishing regions, Southeast Asia, and its emerging digital scene.
In opening the Sharjah International Book Fair professional program, IPA president Michiel Kolman cites freedom of expression in ‘a world of fake news.’