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Spanish intellectual property rights organisations, AIE, AISGE, CEDRO, DAMA, EGEDA, SGAE and VEGAP, lodge complaint with European Commission against the Spanish State

It was with regret that the aforementioned organisations were obliged to take this action, being forced by the failure of the State to implement the correct legislative action and thus illegally contravening article 5.2.b) of Directive 2001/29 / EC on intellectual property rights. This failure has caused a unique situation in Europe bringing about five years of serious damage to …

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IAF Position Statements on Public Libraries and Tax on Books

The International Authors Forum agreed at its AGM to release two new position statements, making clear the IAF’s stance on the issue of Public Libraries and Tax on Books. Whether for pleasure, study or self-improvement it is important that we, as a society, make the practice of reading accessible to all. The retail cost of books is a determinant in …

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The Paris Book Fair

The IAF attended the Paris Book Fair on the 24th of March. The event was bustling with authors, publishing professionals and members of the public keen to see the work of their favorite authors and potentially meet them for book signings. The IAF enjoyed the opportunity to meet members and see their work, whilst sharing news about the work of …

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