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IAF ends June in Geneva for worldwide copyright meeting

This week IAF is in Geneva to make the author’s voice heard at the Copyright Committee (SCCR) meeting at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO). IAF is particularly concerned to ensure authors’ rights to payment and control over their work remains protected in the face of proposals for additional international copyright exceptions. These exceptions would erode authors’ rights in their …

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Authors’ falling incomes in three countries make the case for international solidarity between authors

Results were released by ALCS (a writers’ collecting society) in the UK earlier this year showing that writers’ incomes have fallen by a dramatic 29% since 2005. Figures recently released from Canada and the USA follow suit: a survey by the Writers’ Union of Canada found that writers in Canada are making 27% less from their writing than they were in …

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