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ICMP at Frankfurt Musikmesse 2016

Frankfurt, 11 April 2016 - On 7 April, ICMP held a meeting in Frankfurt MusikMesse under the auspices of its Serious Music Bureau. Some 20 music publishers attended and debated key issues relating to sheet music.

ICANN sends Internet transition plan to US government

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

ICMP Board convenes in Helsinki. Raises concerns over Spanish collecting society SGAE

Helsinki, 7 March 2016 – The Board of Directors of the International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP) met in Helsinki on 1 and 2 March.

Where are the royalties in Kenya?

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. 

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