Access for the Visually Impaired: Canada’s Accession Places Marrakesh Treaty in Force

Initially signed by 75 nations three years ago, the Marrakesh Treaty ‘to cure the book famine’ for visually impaired readers will come into force September 30: its requisite 20 ratifications now are in place. Read More

Update From Down Under: A Few Words With Australia's Andrea Hanke

With a federal election looming on July 2, the Australian creative industries, including publishing, are roiled by the Productivity Commission’s draft report on intellectual property, with copyright terms, fair use, and parallel import restrictions in debate. Read More

When Copyright Protections Are Weakened: Canada’s Warning for Australia

As Australia reviews the country’s IP arrangements, Copyright Clearance Center’s Roy Kaufman says Canberra needs to heed Ottawa’s warning. Porter Anderson at Publishing Perspectives. Read More

Jailed ‘Free Saudi Liberals’ Creator Raif Badawi Receives IPA Prix Voltaire

Emphasizing ‘the plight of oppressed publishers and writers,’ the International Publishers Association confers its newly renamed Prix Voltaire on Saudi dissident Raif Badawi. Read More