image rights management, publishing and exporting from New Zealand being an independent publisher (and woman), impacts of the Canadian education sector's interpretation of "fair dealing", the IPA submission on the South African amendments to copyright laws, accessible publishing
September 2015
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"My rule of thumb or rather my advice is: deal with the old masters if you can"

Christopher Hudson from MoMA gives some practical advice on dealing with Image rights

Impacts of the Canadian education sector's interpretation of "fair dealing"

A PwC report reveals the consequences of the new "fair dealing" guidelines adopted in Canada


Dame Wendy Pye

On being an independent woman publisher and on establishing export trade activities from New Zealand

Welcome to the September 2015 newsletter

In this edition of the IPA newsletter we interview Chris Hudson, publisher at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, about his work and the delicate business of Image rights management. We publish the conclusions of the PwC report on consequences of the new guidelines for "fair dealing" introduced in Canada. We ask Dame Wendy Pye about the challenges in her career. And we share the IPA submission to the South African government's consultation around copyright amendments.

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Impacts of the Candian education sector's interpretation of "fair dealing"

Canada’s new “fair dealing” guidelines have had significant negative impacts on educational publishing in the country and will continue for the foreseeable future, according to a recent report conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) on behalf of Access Copyright in Canada.

Read the summary here.and access the whole report by clicking here.


Christopher Hudson:"My rule of thumb or rather my advice to visual arts publishers is: deal with the old masters if you can—they’re all in the public domain."

Chris tells us all about the labyrinth that is image rights and the business of image book publishing in an era where visual literacy is of increasing importance.

Read the interview here.


Dame Wendy Pye: "Things have changed a little over the past 30 years but many countries still see women as not the decision makers."

We continue the series of articles about successful women in the creative industries. In this month's article, Dame Wendy Pye, President at Pye Publishing Ltd. shares her observations about the difficulties for a New Zealander in dealing with big overseas companies and for a woman in making her place in a men's world.

Read the article here.

South African submission: The IPA recently supported its South African member, PASA, making a submission on proposed amendments to South African's copyright laws.

The IPA submission stressed the strategic importance of local creators and publishers and criticised the broadening of exceptions especially in the education sector.

Read the submission here.


Accessible Books Consortium - get involved!

The ABC consortium aims to increase the number of books worldwide in accessible formats - such as braille, audio and large print - and to make them available to people who are blind, have low vision or are otherwise print disabled. Publishers are important partners and stakeholders in this initiative.  Here's how your company can help:
        1.  Follow @ABCbooks4all on twitter
        2.  Sign the Charter for Accessible Publishing here
        3.  Craft your company's accessibility policy - for examples see: Elsevier, Pearson, and Penguin Random House

Read more about this important initiative here.



IPA events at the Frankfurt Book Fair - join us in Frankfurt!

As it does each year on the occasion of the Frankfurt Book Fair, IPA will hold its statutory meetings and other conferences from Tuesday 13 October until Saturday 17 October.

See the detailed timing and locations here.


PA/BESA Conference 2015, Tuesday 17 November, No. 11, Cavendish Square, London W1

Booking is now open for this year’s educational conference from The Publishers Association and the British Educational Suppliers Association, to be held on Tuesday 17 November at No. 11, Cavendish Square, London W1.  
Nick Gibb MP, Minister for Schools, is this year’s Keynote speaker. This conference comes a year after Mr Gibb, then Minister of State for School Reform, clearly endorsed the role of the textbook in delivering excellent educational outcomes.  He also challenged publishers in England to improve the quality of textbook publishing - the debate which followed has resulted in a publisher-led drive to draw up Quality Guidelines for most curriculum subjects.  
The conference will explore this work, and also address:  
•    a new literature review on textbook use
•    GCSE/A level reform
•    the work of the primary assessment commission and 
•    the international experience. 
More information is on the PA website - registration is now open, so please click through to book, and do pass this mail to colleagues if you think they might be interested in attending.  IPA-EPF members would be eligible for the PA/BESA attendee rate.  

In memorium

We just learnt that this weekend Jacqueline Hushion, Executive Director of the Canadian Publishers Council and Chair of the Canadian Copyright Institute succumbed to complications from a recuring illness. Roanie Levy, Executive Director of Access Copyright said, "With Jacqueline’s passing our industry has lost a dedicated champion, and the many of us who knew her have lost a dear friend. Our deepest condolences to her family and loved ones at this difficult time." The IPA shares those sentiments.

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