‘The UK government must ensure that the national policy framework is favorable toward writers and other creative practitioners,’ says the Society of Authors in its new policy statement on Brexit.
PEN Afrikaans, like the International Authors Forum, echoes the International Publishers Association in criticizing South Africa’s Copyright Amendment Bill.
Several initiatives and issues in Canada’s book industry are bringing francophone and anglophone publishers together to support their authors and celebrate their culture.
StoryDrive Asia opens today (November 19) with a dual focus on copyright and technology issues, with a roster of international speakers.
Another copyright ‘modernization’ battle appears to be shaping up–not unlike the protracted crisis in Canada–as the IPA raises concerns over a new bill.
The Association of American Publishers enumerates complaints about the European Research Council’s much derided open access plan.
‘It is of vital importance that both industry and governments produce data on publishing,’ IPA’s Michiel Kolman tells Sharjah’s publishing conference.
Taking direction from its board members, the AAP has reset its focus on copyright and advocacy for the value of book publishing in modern society.
A European Parliament vote this week is expected to trigger more discussion on the EU copyright directive, which has both harsh critics and supporters.
In Canada’s long struggle over copyright protection and ‘fair dealing,’ Access Copyright responds to the education sector’s lawsuit, while the Parliamentary review of the Copyright Moderniztion Act is ongoing.