The chair of the IFJ/EFJ authors' rights expert group (AREG), Mike Holderness delivered a speech at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) on 17 November calling on WIPO to support creativity and secure authors' income.
"Without the work of skilled authors and performers libraries have nothing to share; schools nothing to teach; and this Committee nothing to discuss.
This Committee needs to re-focus on supporting creativity."
Read the full speech, as delivered, here.
Read the IFJ 5 rules for fair contract