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CJEU rules on out-of-print books in France

On 16 November the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) gave its Judgement in Case C-301/15, a case focusing on the digital reproduction of out-of-print books, in which it was decided that authors have the exclusive right to authorise or prohibit the reproduction and communication to the public of their works. In a press release from the Court it …

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The Union of Finnish Writers based in Helsinki join the IAF

IAF is delighted to welcome new member The Union of Finnish Writers, a long established professional organization of fiction authors which was founded in 1897. The Union’s purpose is to develop and improve the conditions in which writers work as well as to promote Finnish literature. There are approximately 750 members who make up the Union. The Union’s values are; …

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IAF welcomes new member, Norwegian Association of Literary Translators based in Oslo

We are thrilled to welcome The Norwegian Association of Literary Translators (NO) as the latest members of IAF. NO is an independent translation organisation with almost 340 members translating from over 50 other languages into Norwegian. They represent the interests of their members regarding matters of copyright protection and negotiating agreements. The association’s objectives are to: serve as a professional …

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IAF event summary – A Guide to Public Lending Right: Facts & Fiction

On the 17th of November the International Authors Forum held a side event at the World Intellectual Property Organisation SCCR 33 to launch the new Guide to Public Lending Right, created by the International PLR Network in partnership with the IAF. His Excellency, Mr. Robert Salama, Permanent Representative of Malawi to the United Nations, Geneva, kindly opened the session introducing …

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International Authors Forum joins publishers and booksellers call to support freedom of expression in Turkey

The IAF is joining calls for the Turkish government to drop charges against novelist and human rights activist Asli Erdogan and linguist Necmiye Alpay. Both were re-arrested last week under the accusation of “membership of a terrorist organisation”. The International Authors Forum supports the freedom of expression of authors across the globe and is concerned by the current situation in …

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