On 23 and 24 April 2015, AAS, the Azerbaijan Authors Society, an IFRRO Creator and Publisher Association member, hosted a conference in Baku (Azerbaijan).
AAS Conference. Photo: Babayev Salman
The conference was dedicated to the “International Day of Copyright and the Book” and “World Intellectual Property Day”, in conjunction with the first European Games in Baku. Guest speakers included representatives from CMOs in Austria, Czech Republic, Italy, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Kirgizstan, in addition to Sylvain Piat (CISAC) and Anita Huss-Ekerhult (IFRRO). AAS is the Azerbaijani multi-purpose CMO, and has started by licensing musical works. It has more than 9,000 members and associates, writing in all areas (from novelists to doctors, textbook writers to ghost writers, broadcasters to academics, illustrators to translators). More information: http://www.authors.az/