Sunday, January 22, 2006

IFLA news - International Copyright Symposium

Announced via IFLA-L (extract):
The International Publishers' Association is encouraging people from the user/consumer communities -- such as libraries - to participate in the 6th IPA Copyright Symposium. IFLA Secretary General Peter Lor is among the invited speakers.

International Copyright Symposium Steps Up the Debate
23-25 April 2006, Montréal, Canada
http://www.anel.qc.ca/ipa-symposium

The overarching theme is "Publishing and the Public Interest" and each presentation will address subjects relevant and critical to the business and policy decisions publishers will have to make in the near future: some sessions will allow participants to catch up on "hot" issues like new copyright legislation around the world, book digitization (Google etc.) and copyright and education. Others will tackle searching questions facing the industry: How can we improve the bad press that copyright and publishers have had in recent years? How can publishers promote the cultural heritage and wealth of their communities? Does copyright play a role? There will also be panels discussing copyright awareness and enforcement as well as the future role of collecting societies.

For more information on the symposium and for a copy of the program, visit: http://www.anel.qc.ca/ipa-symposium