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23 April 2019   |   Special Edition:302
©Frankfurter Buchmesse/Marc Jacquemin

When is the workshop?
Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10 AM – 3 PM

Who all can attend the workshop?
- Authors
- Book bloggers and reviewers
- Social media managers
- Content marketers and Publicists

The registration fee includes the GST, tea/coffee, lunch and stationery. There are limited seats, so 
Click here to know more.

In case of queries, please write to contact@newdelhi.gbo.org

Dialogue on Copyright for the publishing value chain

German Embassy, Chanakya Puri, New Delhi

Book publishers are a significant link in a chain of value addition that starts with creators and ends with readers. With the advent of the internet, the share-ability of content gave rise to a new concern of copyright infringement. In the light of the recent Copyright Amendment (11 & 13) passed by the European Parliament, publishers have been enabled to slap new licensing obligations on the internet ecosystem.  Article 11 gives publishers the right to ask for paid licenses when their news stories are shared by online platforms, while Article 13 says that online platforms are liable for content uploaded by users that infringes copyright.

Copyright refers to the exclusive rights of creators or authors over their work. It comes into effect automatically and without any necessary registration process when someone creates an original work using their judgement and skill. The function of copyright is to create an atmosphere which encourages the creation of, and investment in original content. Copyright provides legal rights of ownership to the author and gives them control over the use of the work. The copyright Act, 1957 is one of the most important laws that regulate publishing industry. 

The Delhi University photocopying case in March 2017, that brought together publishers of academic material to raise a voice against unsolicited photocopies and sale of course packs of educational material has set a nervous precedence by accepting photocopies in the classroom for a defined purpose. The high court held that the students are free to photocopy as much of any text as they like, as long as they do so in the course of academic instruction. This, it was held, would not qualify as ‘copyright infringement’ of the works being photocopied. In response to this ruling the work of Indian Reprograhic Rights Organisation becomes even more critical or more educational in nature too.  
In recent times , there has been visible increase in advocacy around copyright and going forward  awareness has to be increased and with it the realization that copyright is critically important, not just for the health and prosperity of publishing companies but for the wider creative industries on which so many economies depend more and more for jobs and exports.  

All stakeholders in the knowledge community – including students, researchers, librarians, teachers, parents, authors and publishers  need to work together to ensure that copyright laws are understood and respected in India. The present scenario has encouraged German Book Office New Delhi to bring the various members of the copyright debate and the government together on a table to have a dialogue on what is its importance and its future. Organised in cooperation with the German Embassy, the roundtable is being curated by GBO and IRRO, with an audience of professionals from the industry and stakeholder organisations. It will gather perspectives from publishers, government, consumers and institutions involved in the matter of copyright. Our goal is to bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of issues affecting copyright – and provoke conversations that lead to forging a roadmap.

The roundtable is scheduled for 23rd April 2019 from 1700-1900 hours at the Blue Hall in the German Embassy, 6/50 G Shanti Path, Chanakyapuri New Delhi. 

About IRRO
Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation is a copyright society established in the year 2000 under Section 33 of the Copyright Act 1957. It represents the rights of authors and publishers of literary works, and has global affiliations with international organizations like IFRRO. Registered by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, IRRO is exclusively permitted to commence and carry on the copyright business of “reprographic rights in the field of literary works” in India. It is the sole licensing authority to issue licenses to users of copyrighted works of its members, collect royalties on behalf of rights owners and distribute them.
About Frankfurter Buchmesse/ GBO New Delhi
Frankfurter Buchmesse plays host to over 7200 exhibitors from 106 countries, making it the most important global marketplace for rights and licenses worldwide. Globally, key decision makers from book publishing fraternity rate our book fair as the critical marketing event to facilitate international literature exchange, trade relations and cooperation of creative industries. The first three days of the fair are restricted to trade visitors, while the general public attends the last two days of the fair with access to literary salons and various international book prize ceremonies.

India has been invited twice as the Guest of Honour at the Frankfurter Buchmesse, in 1986 and 2006 respectively, because of the vibrancy that our country has to offer. Frankfurt Book Fair considers India an important partner, which is why the German Book Office in New Delhi (GBO), Frankfurt Book Fair’s office in collaboration with the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, was set up in 2008. GBO supports the publishing industry of India in the areas of culture transfer, knowledge pr

German Book Office New Delhi
c/o AVANTA Business Centre | International Trade Tower | 2nd Floor | Block "E" | Nehru Place | New Delhi 110024 | India

t +91 11 6617 2441 | t +91 11 4912 0951 | e contact@newdelhi.gbo.org | www.newdelhi.gbo.org

German Book Office New Delhi is a joint venture between the Frankfurt Book Fair and the Federal Foreign Office, Berlin.

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