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IAF event summary: Protecting Authors’ Rights: A Dutch Perspective, a Global Lookout

At the 2016 IFRRO Conference in Amsterdam the International Authors Forum hosted an open meeting with panel discussions focusing on the Dutch perspective on authors’ rights, followed by a meeting for IAF members to update on the work of the IAF and members. In the first part of our open meeting, Jeroen Thijssen talked to Nicolette Hoekmeijer and Kees Schaepman …

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Public Lending Right Introductory Guide available now

We can now announce the release of a project we have had the opportunity to support the International PLR Network with, Public Lending Right (PLR): An Introductory Guide. This guide has been prepared by the Co-ordinator of the International PLR Network as an introduction to Public Lending Right. The PLR Network exists to encourage the exchange of information and best …

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IAF welcomes Spanish Supreme Court decision on private copies of works

Spanish Supreme Court decision quashes Royal Decree which adversely effected writers and translators being fairly paid for private copies of works Recent news from the Supreme Court in Spain confirms that the Royal Decree which regulates the procedure for payment of fair compensation for private copying of works under the Spanish State Budget has been quashed in the EGEDA case. …

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IAF response to the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 10 November 2016

The IAF notes the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) on 10 November 2016 clarifying that the requirement under EU law for authors to receive compensation for loans of their books by public libraries may also extend to the lending of ebooks. The ruling acknowledges the important point that any system of e-lending should aim …

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Ten Principles for Fair Contracts, now in Italian

Following the release of our document outlining Ten Principles for Fair Contracts there is now a Italian version of this document available. This document reflects – in ten points – what IAF’s membership feels most strongly should and should not be contained in the contracts in which authors agree to the exploitation of their work through publication or production in any form. As such it …

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