5th IPA Copyright Conference
20-22 February 2002, Accra, Ghana
The 5th International Publisher's Association
Copyright Conference is to be held in Accra, Ghana, from 20 to 22 February
2002. The conference is part of IPA's effort at organising forums to
discuss issues around copyright and publishing. Previous ones have taken
place in Tokyo, Japan, 1998; Turin, Italy, 1994; Paris, France, 1990;
and Heidelberg, Germany, 1986. The proposed conference will be the first
IPA event to take place in Africa.
More than 300 publishers from all over the world
are expected to participate, together with authors, copyright specialists,
librarians and state officials from various countries. In many respects,
international efforts towards the discussion of intellectual freedom
and copyright protection are more important than ever. The theme of
the Conference - 'Encouraging creativity through copyright protection'
- and the topics of the working sessions address topical issues currently
debated at the international level and affecting publishers' interests
around the world.
The IPA was founded in 1896 and is the publishing
industry's international organisation. It covers 78 national, regional
and specialised trade associations in 66 countries. IPA's principal
objectives are to promote copyright and freedom to publish and to represent
publishers' interests towards international organisations. IPA organises
a major international congress or copyright conference every second
year. It is an accredited non-governmental organisation with observer
status to the United Nations.
Additional information about the conference, including
pointers on registration and hotel accommodation can be downloaded from
the IPA website at: http://www.ipa-uie.org.
All requests regarding registration, practical information, social programme
should be sent to the Organising Committee of the Conference in Ghana:
Ghana Book Publishers Association, +233 21 223948
(tel), +233 21 223948/220107/220271 (fax), email: email@example.com
Carlo Scollo Lavizzari, Legal Counsel International
Publishers Association 3, Ave de Miremont, 1206 Geneva, Switzerland.
+41(0)22 346 3018 (tel), +41(0)22 347 571720 (fax), email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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