Welcome to the International Authors Forum (IAF) website

Our aims and concerns

The aims of the IAF are to:

  • Provide authors’ organisations worldwide with an international platform to exchange information, develop positions and provide support in authors’ rights matters
  • Advocate the author’s role in society, pointing out the importance of creation for cultural diversity and the economic value which authors create
  • Promote and defend authors’ interests and authors’ rights including both moral and economic rights
  • Actively work in favour of balanced contractual legislation that guarantees fair practices for authors and ensures that authors retain their economic and moral rights against buyouts and other unfair practices
  • Promote the benefits of authors’ rights in general and of collective management in particular in order to ensure that authors always receive fair and equitable remuneration whenever their works are exploited by third parties.

Our concerns

  • Promoting the importance of copyright.
  • Ensuring creators have a voice in negotiating and agreeing fair contracts.
  • Ensuring authors’ rights are protected in the digital age and that authors are fairly paid for all uses of their work.

A particular area of current concern is that of copyright exceptions. Find out more about what they are and why they are a threat to authors.