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Europe and U.S. seal ‘Privacy Shield’ data transfer deal

Brussels/Washington, 8 February 2016 - On 2 February, the European Commission and the U.S. agreed on a new framework for transatlantic data flows: the so-called EU-US Privacy Shield. The two parties had been working on a new deal since the European Court of Justice ruled in October 2015 in Case C‑362/14 that the Commission’s Decision on the Safe Harbour arrangement was invalid.

Tina Hart joins the MPA UK as Membership & Outreach Manager

London, 1 February 2016 - The Music Publishers Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Tina Hart as Membership & Outreach Manager.

Japan government to tackle copyright infringement

Tokyo, 25 January 2016 - Japan’s government has announced a draft revision of the country’s copyright law, which will be in line with the broad agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership.  As part of the revision, the Government has decided to allow for the prosecution of copyright infringement without the need for a formal complaint from the original creator or rightsholder.

WIPO SCCR: Discussions continue on broadcasting treaty; exceptions and limitations

Geneva, 14 December 2015 - The 31st session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) took place from 7-11 December.

ICMP welcomes European Commission’s copyright agenda

Brussels, 9 December 2015 – The European Commission has today outlined its vision of the EU’s future copyright agenda. The initiatives are a vital part of the Digital Single Market (DSM) Strategy announced in May of this year.

WIPO Update

Geneva, 30 November 2015 - WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement comes up with work plan

Coco Carmona appointed ICMP Director General

Brussels, 16 November 2015 - ICMP’s Board of Directors has announced the appointment of Coco Carmona to the position of Director General of the organisation succeeding Ger Hatton. 

CISAC publishes new Global Collections Report

Paris, France – 2 November 2015 - The International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) recently released its 2015 GLOBAL COLLECTIONS REPORT, concerning global royalty collections for the year 2014.

Is Netflix reducing piracy in Australia?

Sydney, 29 October 2015 - New research from the IP Awareness Foundation shows that Netflix might have reduced piracy rates in Australia. According to the report, the main reason Australians pirate less is found in the availability of legal alternatives such as Netflix. However, it still remains difficult to establish a direct causal relationship between the two.

WIPO’s 2016/17 programme and budget approved

Geneva, 29 October 2015 - WIPO member states approved the Organisation’s programme and budget for the two-year period beginning in 2016. They also made good progress on a wide range of issues.