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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.  

How did you get into music publishing?

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.

ICMP meets the music publishers

How did you get into music publishing?

ICMP holds high-level policy meetings in Canada

PRESS RELEASE

‘Extending Canada’s term of copyright is vital for global songwriters and the entire music publishing community’

ICMP holds high-level policy meetings in Ottawa

WIPO General Assemblies

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) delegates met for the 48th General Assemblies from 2 – 11 October. The meeting was extremely well attended with 191 member states present.

TPP-11 deal imminent?

Ten months after US President Donald Trump abandoned the world's biggest trade deal, its surviving members may be close to reaching a new agreement.

Details of a new Trans Pacific Partnership accord could emerge this month at an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting.

ICMP meets the music publishers

How did you get into music publishing?

Creative sector unites on the value gap

JOINT STATEMENT ON TRANSFER OF VALUE/VALUE GAP

Dear Mr Voss, We represent authors in all artistic fields as well as music, books and press publishers, film and music producers, broadcasting organisations, film distributors, cinema operators, football leagues and photo agencies, which are at the heart of the European creative sector.

Music bodies request creator protection in NAFTA talks

In an open letter to US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, 23 music trade bodies, including ICMP member the NMPA, have called on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) talks to protect creators.

The letter comes in response to technology companies recent lobbying of Lighthizer, calling themselves the ‘new faces of the American content industry’.

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