IAF announced as part of WIPO creators group

The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) has launched WIPO for Creators, a partnership that aims to raise international awareness and increase knowledge of creators’ rights.

ALCS’ work with IAF

As part of our work advocating for the rights of authors across the world, ALCS is a member of the International Authors Forum (IAF). IAF represents over 700,000 authors worldwide, with member organisations based on almost every continent, and provides authors’ organisations with an international platform to promote authors’ interests and rights. The organisation works closely with WIPO, ensuring the views of its member organisations are recognised and respected on an international platform.

WIPO for Creators

The new WIPO for Creators partnership aims to ensure recognition and fair reward for all creators regardless of their geographical, cultural or economic conditions. The initiative’s mission is to increase knowledge of creators’ intellectual property rights, and it will initially have input from IAF representatives, as well as the following organisations:

  • International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC)
  • Digital Data Exchange (DDEX)
  • International Confederation of Music Publishers (ICMP)
  • International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI)
  • Independent Music Publishers International Forum (IMPF)
  • International Publishers Association (IPA)
  • Societies’ Council for the Collective Management of Performers’ Rights (SCAPR).

Daren Tang, Director of WIPO, said of the partnership: “I am pleased to welcome these pioneering partners to WIPO for Creators. Their participation will really boost our collective efforts to raise awareness and increase knowledge of how creators can use the copyright system to take their creations to the world. We thank each of these new partners and eagerly anticipate others to join us to grow WIPO for Creators.”

Find out more about the WIPO for Creators partnership here.

More information on IAF, and the work it does for creators worldwide, can be found at internationalauthors.org.