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Report of IAF Representation at WIPO Diplomatic Conference, 26 – 28 June 2013

The International Authors Forum is pleased to release a report of its activity in Marrakech, including analysis of the adopted treaty text and an outline of the wider benefits for the IAF of its presence at the Conference as it continues to establish itself. Read the full report here. Read IFRRO’s analysis of the text here. The Library Copyright Alliance …

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Online Photo-sharing Website Instagram, Terms of Use Deemed too Far-reaching by Photographic Community

The American Society of Media Photographers, along with a number of other photographic organisations have released a statement highlighting concerns of the “far-reaching” Terms users agree to, often unwittingly, when signing up for an account on the popular photo-sharing website Instagram. Importantly, users agree to give away rights which would enable them to be paid for the use of their …

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IAF Launch Event on 29th July has been postponed

Due to the unforeseen cancellation yesterday of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights scheduled to take place from 29 July until 2 August in Geneva, the International Authors Forum has decided to postpone its planned launch event until a later date to be determined. IAF had hoped to attract the delegations of Member States attending the SCCR …

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Full report of IAF representation at WIPO Diplomatic Conference, 26th – 28th June 2013

The International Authors Forum is pleased to release a report of its activity in Marrakech, including analysis of the adopted treaty text and an outline of the wider benefits for the IAF of its presence at the Conference as it continues to establish itself. Read the full report here. Read IFRRO’s analysis of the text here. The Library Copyright Alliance …

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International Authors Forum closing address at WIPO Diplomatic Conference

On Thursday 27 June the World Intellectual Property Organisation adopted the text of a treaty to enable greater access to published works for the world’s 400 million blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled population. The International Authors Forum is delighted that the negotiations concluded and look forward to the increased access to their works this treaty will facilitate. View …

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“VIP” Treaty: Negotiations conclude with Adoption of Treaty Text

The International Authors Forum is delighted to announce the adoption of a treaty text last night at the WIPO Diplomatic Conference in Marrakech that will enable wider access to copyright works for the world’s visually impaired and print disabled population. Authors congratulate the negotiators on reaching an agreement, which will enable more people to read and enjoy authors’ works more …

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WIPO International Treaty to enable access to copyright content for Visually Impaired

Representatives of the International Authors Forum including globally respected copyright campaigner and published author of over 30 books, Maureen Duffy, attended the Diplomatic Conference to conclude this treaty at a Diplomatic Conference in Marrakech between 24 and 27 June 2013. On 25 June Maureen Duffy addressed delegates from Russia, Azerbaijan, Belarus and Georgia emphasising the importance of reaching a treaty …

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IAF Welcomes NFB and MPAA Joint Statement on WIPO Treaty to Enable Access to Copyright Content for Visually Impaired and Print Disabled

The International Authors Forum welcomes the Joint Statement by National Federation of the Blind (NFB) President Marc Maurer and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) Chairman, Senator Chris Dodd, on the Importance of Completing the WIPO Visually Impaired Treaty released on 30 May 2013. Authors welcome any proposal to increase the repertoire of their works available to the visually …

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International Treaty to enable access to copyright content for Visually Impaired and Print Disabled

As part of our continuing work on behalf of authors worldwide, the International Authors Forum (IAF) will attend the forthcoming World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) Diplomatic Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco, taking place from June 18– 28, where WIPO will conclude an international copyright treaty to enable access to copyright works for the benefit of the world’s blind and print disabled …

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EU/USA Trade Agreement: Cultural Exception, Yes from the European Parliament

Strasbourg has voted to maintain the cultural goods and services exclusion from the EU/USA Trade Agreement. This is good news for creators, because it means that cultural and audiovisual services, including online services, will not be subject to negotiations that could put arts and culture in peril by putting financial bargaining before accessibility to cultural goods and services. However, happily, …

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