Marrakesh, 21 March 2016 - At its 55th meeting in Marrakesh, the Board of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) submitted a plan to the US government that should lead to the transition of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) contract away from the government to a global so-called “multi-stakeholder community.” The transition is the final step in the long-anti
Helsinki, 7 March 2016 – The Board of Directors of the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) met in Helsinki on 1 and 2 March.
Nairobi, 24 February 2016 - Musicians and artists in Kenya are demanding more transparency and accountability from the country’s collecting society MCSK. The society has been accused of corruption and misappropriation of royalties.
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.
London, 1 February 2016 - The Music Publishers Association is delighted to announce the appointment of Tina Hart as Membership & Outreach Manager.
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.
Geneva, 14 December 2015 - The 31st session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) took place from 7-11 December.
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.
Geneva, 30 November 2015 - WIPO Advisory Committee on Enforcement comes up with work plan