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Report of Conference on Enhancing the Culture of Books and Reading in the Digital Age

On 14th and 15th November 2013 Owen Atkinson represented the International Authors Forum at a conference held in the National Library of Peru. IAF was delighted also to welcome guest speakers María Fernanda Mendoza, Legal Director of the Mexican Institute of Radio (IMER), and Alfredo Dammert, an author from Lima, Peru. Read Owen’s report from the conference.

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Google’s bookscanning is deemed to be “Fair Use” in judgment of marathon copyright case

A US federal judge has dismissed a copyright lawsuit brought against Google for a scanning project which involved scanning millions of pages from libraries without the permission of right-holders. In 2005, authors and publishers sued Google and a settlement was proposed in 2008 but was ultimately rejected by supervising judge Denny Chin, who urged that the settlement be revised from …

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International Authors Forum prepares for trip to Perú

Having just returned from Istanbul where we were privileged to hear the important views of two Turkish creators, the International Authors Forum is excitedly anticipating its participation in a conference on the topic of enhancing the culture of books and reading in the digital age in Peru. There to debate these issues – and speak up for the importance of …

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IAF to host open meeting in Istanbul, Turkey

Following the success of our Open Meeting in Buenos Aires last year, The International Authors Forum is excited to announce two meetings in Istanbul on 1st November 2013: an Open Meeting 10:00 – 11:30 (refreshments from 9.30) Creators from Turkey and David Uwemedimo, Director, Creators and Performers Support Division of the World Intellectual Property Organisation, will be discussing current challenges …

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