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Report: Think tank says CPTPP still has high IP standards

Washington D.C. 12 March 2018 - According to the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) could provide ‘the most advanced and detailed standards on intellectual property in a trade agreement to-date’.

European Commission announces more measures for dealing with illegal content online

Brussels, 1 March 2018 – The European Commission today published a Recommendation on measures to effectively tackle illegal content online. Its goal is to help EU countries and online platforms better deal with ‘all forms of illegal content’, including intellectual property rights (IPR) infringement.

ICMP signs joint letter in support of EU music programme

Music Moves Europe, a new pilot programme from the European Commission's Education and Culture Directorate General, was recently launched in Brussels. The initiative will test various schemes that could become part of a European Union music programme to officially launch in 2021.

ICMP urges action over Spanish collecting society SGAE

Paris, 12 February 2018 - At meetings on 7 and 8 February in Paris, the International Confederation of Music Publishers’ Board of Directors once again expressed its anger at developments involving Spanish collecting society SGAE.

Coming soon: WIPO summer courses on Intellectual Property

WIPO, the World Intellectual Property Organization is to hold two Intellectual Property (IP) law education programmes this summer.

ICMP sends letter to Spanish Collecting Society SGAE following music publisher barring

Spanish music publishers Emi Songs Spain S.L., Musical Editions Warner Bros, S.A. and peermusic Española, S.A.U were all barred from SGAE’s Board of Directors on 11 December 2017 following a personal decision from SGAE’s President. As a result, ICMP has sent a letter to SGAE, calling for an immediate reversal of SGAE’s actions.

Creativity Works! welcomes JURI mandate

BRUSSELS - The European Parliament on 12 December confirmed the Legal Affairs (JURI) Committee’s mandate on the proposed Online Broadcasting Regulation (also known as the SatCab Regulation). We welcome this development, and thank the Members of the European Parliament for rallying their support behind Europe’s content creating industries.

Interview with ICMP Chair Chris Butler

Chris Butler is worldwide head of publishing at the Music Sales Group. He was elected as ICMP’s Chair in June 2017.  

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ICMP statement on EC's Intellectual Property Package

The European Commission yesterday published its so-called Intellectual Property (IP) package, which includes new guidance on the application of the 2004 Directive on the enforcement of intellectual property rights (IPRED).

WIPO SCCR: Some progress on Broadcasting Treaty

The 35th session of the WIPO Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) was held from 13-17 November in Geneva, Switzerland.