You are invited to join the International Authors Forum (IAF) for a reception and an afternoon of panels on copyright and other issues facing authors around the world as part of the IAF’s annual meeting in New York City on April 15, 2019.
The International Authors Forum is the international group for authors’ rights organizations around the world. Its mission parallels the Authors Guild’s on an international level, and it represents our interests in front of the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO) and other international forum. It also provides an international platform to exchange information, develop positions and provide support in authors’ rights matters. The annual meeting is hosted in a different city each year, and this year the U.S. groups are hosting it in NYC.
As part of IAF’s meeting, we are hosting an afternoon of panels (from 3:00-5:30) and a cocktail reception (5:30-7:30) open to all members of IAF’s member organizations and the U.S. sponsors: The Authors Guild, the American Society of Media Photographers, the Graphic Artists Guild, the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, and the Textbook and Academic Authors Association.
Participating organizations: IAF, AG, ASMP, GAG, NWU, SFWA, TAA
Panel Discussions – Gallery
Views from Across the Pond: The Proposed New EU Copyright Directives and Brexit
Speakers: Barbara Hayes, Deputy Chief Executive, Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society Secretariat, International Authors Forum; Luke Alcott, Secretariat, International Authors Forum; Arlette Bekink, Manager, Collective Rights at Pictoright (Netherlands)
The Public Lending Right in its Various Manifestations and Why Can’t We Have One in the US?
Moderator: Cheryl Davis, General Counsel, The Authors Guild
Speakers: Dr. Jim Parker, Coordinator for the PLR International Network; Arjen Polman, Managing Director Stichting Leenrecht / PLR The Netherlands
Views from the US: Small Claims, Controlled Digital Lending, Piracy and DMCA Takedowns
Speakers: Tom Kennedy, Executive Director, ASMP; Mary Rasenberger, Executive Director, The Authors Guild, Rebecca Blake, Advocacy Liaison, Graphic Artist Guild
Views from Canada: Parliamentary Copyright Review, Educational Copying and Lost Royalties
Speaker: John Degen, Executive Director, The Writers’ Union of Canada; Chair, International Authors Forum
Moderated Discussion: Brainstorm What Tech Sector Companies Might Do to Engage and Support the Creators and Incentives for Them to Do So
Moderator: Mary Rasenberger, Executive Director, The Authors Guild
Cocktail reception – Second Floor Library