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Welcome SOFIA: our latest member in France

IAF is thrilled to welcome a new member, SOFIA (Societé Française des Intérêts des Authors de l’écrit) SOFIA is a non-profit French society based in Paris, comprised of 8,500 members – 8,000 of them authors. It collects and distributes royalties, PLR and money generated from private digital reproduction, whilst protecting the rights of authors and publishers working exclusively in the …

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Welcome to our new members in Mexico and France

We’re pleased to announce that Sociedad de Autores de Obras Visuales Imagen del Tercer Milenio (SAOV), a membership organisation for visual artists in Mexico, and the French authors’ organisation, the Société des Gens De Lettres (SGDL), have joined the International Authors Forum. In November, IAF met SOAV’s President, Griselda Vistrain, at IAF’s meeting in Puebla, Mexico – ‘Mexican Creators in …

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Thoughts of the international author community are with The Authors Guild

IAF is sad to share the news that Paul Aiken, who led The Authors Guild in the USA for over twenty years, has died. IAF would like to pay tribute to Paul, who was an enormous asset to authors in the US and everywhere. Close colleague and the Guild’s current General Counsel Jan Constantine describes Paul’s remarkable contributions: “Paul was my …

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Cinco mitos seriamente tontos sobre el copyright que los medios de comunicación deberían dejar de repetir…

Cinq mythes vraiment stupides sur le droit d’auteur que les médias devraient arrêter de colporter… Five seriously dumb myths about copyright the media should stop repeating… Originally published in English by poet, novelist, IAF Chair and Executive Director of The Writers’ Union of Canada, John Degen, this essential revelation of the most common myths perpetuated about copyright – and the …

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Le Droit D’auteur, Ça Marche – paroles d’auteurs professionnels

This IAF booklet, available in three languages, contains testimonials from authors around the world about why copyright is important to them. It was launched at IAF’s event, ‘The business of being an author’, in Geneva, in December 2015.

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