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Array of world-class authors and international organisations support Authors Guild’s battle to uphold US Copyright

Some of the biggest names in literature, including Margaret Atwood, J.M. Coetzee, Peter Carey and Ursula Le Guin have filed briefs in the ongoing court case between the Authors Guild and Google. They support the Authors Guild and point out the huge risk of the court allowing Google’s dangerous, copyright infringing Google Books Project to continue. The Authors Guild disputes …

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US Copyright Office invites Comments on Orphan Works

On March 10 – 11, the US Copyright Office held two days of public in-person consultations on Orphan Works in Washington, D.C. It is subsequently inviting written comments from the public on this issue, due by 5:00p.m. EDT on May 21, 2014. It is possible for US and non-US parties to submit comments. Details of how to do so, along …

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Tuesday 8 April is Sir Terry Pratchett Day

To celebrate Sir Terry Pratchett as The London Book Fair’s (LBF) Author of the Day on Tuesday 8 April, the International Authors Forum, in association with the London Book Fair, are asking authors from around the world to vote for their favourite character from one of his books. Sir Terry’s Official Top 10 Favourites are: 1.            Commander Vimes 2.            …

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IAF holds a successful first General Meeting

The International Authors Forum is delighted to announce a successful first General Meeting at which its first 28 members were formally approved, making them official members. Its first elected Steering Committee was also appointed. We welcome a diverse membership, which is reflected in the makeup of the Steering Committee who will lead the IAF into its second year as a …

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