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Today the international publishing community mourns for past IPA President, Alain Gründ, who passed away on the evening of 14 July—he was 83 years old. Alain lived with his wife, Monique, in Louveciennes, 20 km west of Paris, France. We send her our profound condolences.

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Book recommendations dealing with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be part of the 2022/23 round of the national German book trade's reading competition. The reading competition joins the growing number of SDG Book Club initiatives around the world.

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On June 22, the Mexican Supreme Court of Justice decided in favour of copyright owners, in a lawsuit brought by over 80 publishers, music and film producers, as well as collective management associations against the Mexican law on libraries, which allowed libraries to lend and make available digital copies of books and other copyrighted works obtained through the obligation of legal deposit. The law further required publishers to deposit books in formats that would allow libraries to provide such accesses to users and prevented copyright owners from protecting their works with technological protection measures.

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Michiel Kolman
06 July 2022
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
On 25 March 2022, the Publishers Association in the UK published its latest Diversity survey of the publishing workforce. Michiel Kolman, Chair of the IPA's Inclusive Publishing and Literacy Committee spoke to Dan Conway, the incoming CEO of the Publ...
James Taylor
13 May 2022
Copyright
Publishing industry

The final day of this SCCR began with the Chair recognising a cloud of fatigue in the room and encouraging delegates to press on through the day to finish the week.

James Taylor
12 May 2022
Copyright
Publishing industry

Day 4 of this 42nd meeting of the SCCR picked up exactly where Day 3 left off, with discussions on exceptions and limitations and observer organisations continuing their statements.

James Taylor
11 May 2022
Copyright
Publishing industry

Day 3 of SCCR 42 opened with further discussion and analysis of the new text on the broadcasting treaty with the afternoon reserved for discussions on exceptions and limitations.

James Taylor
10 May 2022
Copyright
Publishing industry
Following the eventful first day of SCCR 42, day 2 saw a slightly emptier conference hall pick up the SCCR 42 agenda. The broadcasting treaty was the agenda item of the day. Delegates seemed impatient to move on to this discussion after two year...
James Taylor
09 May 2022
Copyright
Publishing industry
A blue sky welcomed back delegates to Geneva for the first face to face WIPO SCCR since 2019. An information session on the impact of COVID on the copyright ecosystem, election of a new officers and approval of observers were the headline discussion ...
Michiel Kolman
15 March 2022
Partnership
Publishing industry
Diversity and Inclusion
On 11 January a group of University Presses in the UK and Ireland launched EvenUP, a forum for EDI information collection, benchmarking, and training, with the goal of developing and sharing best practices for the recruitment and retention of un...
Stephan de Valk
24 January 2022
Book policy
Literacy
Publishing industry
Educational Publishing
The theme for UNESCO’s fourth International Day of Education is Changing course, transforming education and the last two years have shown how educational publishers have been able to pivot quickly, changing course, to keep pupils learning....

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