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IAF becomes part of the WIPO-based Accessible Books Consortium

The Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) aims to increase the number of books worldwide in accessible formats – such as braille, audio and large print – and to make them available to people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled. The ABC is a multi-stakeholder partnership, comprising WIPO, organizations that serve people with print disabilities and organizations representing …

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EUROPE: Artists Resale Right signing ceremony

‘Key Principles and Recommendations on the Management of the Author Resale Right’ adopted at a signing ceremony organised in Brussels by Commissioner Barnier Since discussions between organisations representing the visual arts last February with the aim of forming better mutual understanding about the importance of the artists resale right, the signing of of these Principles and Recommendations is a landmark …

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AUSTRALIA: New developments for Australia’s proposed copyright reforms

The Law Reform Commission in Australia has recommended that Australia adopts copyright exceptions to its law in the form of ‘fair use’ provisions. Fair use, a tenet of US copyright law, is an undefined concept that permits judges flexibility in determining when a copyright infringement might be deemed to be ‘fair’. It is notoriously unfair to authors and copyright owners, …

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IAF welcomes new members

Welcome to our two newest member organisations, the Australian Society of Authors and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. See the full list of our members, whose membership will be formally ratified at our General Meeting on 18th March. General Meeting IAF’s first General Meeting will take place on 18th March 2013. More details about attending the meeting, and nominating …

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