Olav Stokkmo, IFRRO CEO, highlighted the need for both authors and publishers to receive remuneration, at a Conference of Arab Publishers’ held in Sharjah recently. “If they are not paid, they will produce less," he said and emphasised the role that local creators had in protecting cultural and national identity. Stokkmo also drew attention to the part played by collective rights management in enabling payment of rightholders in the secondary market.
The Arab Publishers Conference focused on the challenges of digital world in protecting intellectual property of publishing world and ran for 2 days in conjunction with the Sharjah International Book Fair.
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