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EIBF WELCOMES COMMISSION’S DRAFT REGULATION ON GEO-BLOCKING

The European & International Booksellers Federation- EIBF – has noted with interest the Commission’s proposal for a regulation on geo-blocking made public today.

We welcome the fact that laws of Member States will be applied with respect to sales of books.

We note that the Commission plans to review the possible inclusion of electronically supplied services protected by copyright including e-books two years after the entry into force of the regulation.  EIBF is very happy to co-operate with the European Commission, and provide decision-makers with the information necessary to properly assess the situation for the wellbeing of the bookselling industry and European consumers.Read more

RESUME DE L’ETUDE COMMANDITEE PAR L’ASSOCIATION DES LIBRAIRES AMERICAINS A CIVICS SOCIETY: LE VRAI COÛT D’AMAZON POUR LA SOCIETE AMERICAINE

AMAZON ET LES MAGASINS PHYSIQUES : CHRONIQUE D’UNE MORT ANNONCÉE

Impacts fiscaux, immobiliers et fonciers du commerce en ligne
Janvier 2016

RESUMÉ EXÉCUTIF
L’American Booksellers Association et l’agence d’analyses et de stratégie Civic Economics collaborent depuis de nombreuses années dans le but d’examiner et de décrire la situation du commerce de détail indépendant aux États-Unis, Cependant, jusqu’à présent, ce partenariat se concentrait sur les différents types de lieux de vente physiques. Le présent rapport fait entrer ce travail dans une nouvelle ère. Il a pour objectif de fournir aux décideurs et aux consommateurs les clés d’une meilleure compréhension de l’impact par État et sur le plan local de la croissance du commerce en ligne tel qu’il s’est substitué aux achats en magasin.Read more

RENCONTRE ENTRE EIBF ET JEAN CLAUDE JUNCKER, PRESIDENT DE LA COMMISSION EUROPEENNE

Bruxelles 04.04.2016

Le lundi 4 avril, une délégation de membres de la Fédération Européenne et Internationale des Libraires (EIBF) a eu l’honneur de rencontrer le président de la Commission Européenne, Jean Claude Juncker pour échanger avec lui sur le futur et le maintien de la vente de livres dans le cadre de la stratégie pour le marché unique numérique.

La délégation de l’EIBF, composée des co-Présidents Fabian Paagman et Jean-Luc Treutenaere, du CEO de l’association des libraires de Grande-Bretagne et d’Irlande, Tim Godfray, de Fernand Ernster, ex-président de la Fédération luxembourgeoise des libraires et de Françoise Dubruille, Directrice de l’EIBF, a souligné que les libraires ont accueilli favorablement les dernières initiatives de la Commission, et en particulier celles qui touchent au Marché unique numérique et à la mise en oeuvre de conditions de concurrence équitables.Read more

EIBF DELEGATION MEETS WITH JEAN-CLAUDE JUNCKER, PRESIDENT OF THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION

Brussels 04.04.2016

On Monday 4 April, a delegation of members from the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF) had the honour of meeting the President of the European Commission, Mr Jean-Claude Juncker, and discussing with him the future and sustainability of bookselling within the Digital single Market.

The EIBF delegation, composed of the EIBF Co-Presidents, Fabian Paagman and Jean-Luc Treutenaere, the CEO of the Booksellers Association of the UK & Ireland, Tim Godfray, Fernand Ernster, former President of the Fédération luxembourgeoise des libraires and the Director of the EIBF, Françoise Dubruille highlighted that booksellers have welcomed many of the Commission’s recent initiatives, especially those related to the Digital Single Market and fairer competition.Read more

BOOKSELLERS AND PUBLISHERS LETTER TO THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OF THE HONG KONG SPECIAL ADMINISTRATIVE REGION ABOUT DISAPPEARED PUBLISHERS & BOOKSELLERS

Your Excellency Chief Executive Leung

We, the undersigned free expression advocacy, publishing, and bookselling organizations, write to express our deep concern over the forced disappearances and detentions of four Hong Kong residents and a Chinese-born Swedish national associated with the Mighty Current publishing house. We urge your government to do everything in its power to investigate these cases and demand the release of Cheung Chi-ping, Gui Minhai, Lam Wing-kee, Lee Bo, and Lui Por, who are confirmed to be detained by mainland Chinese police.

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STATEMENT OF CONCERN ABOUT DISAPPEARANCE OF HONG KONG BOOKSELLERS

The American Booksellers Association (ABA), the Association of American Publishers (AAP), the Authors Guild (AG), the European and International Booksellers Federation (EIBF), and PEN American Center (PEN) wish to express their extreme concern over news reports about the disappearance of five employees of a Hong Kong publishing company, Mighty Current, and its bookstore, the Causeway Bay Bookstore.  According to these reports, four of the employees disappeared in October, including the bookstore manager.  A fifth employee, Lee Bo, was reported missing last week.  Mighty Current is well-known for publishing books critical of the Chinese leadership.  Mighty Current books are sold by the thousands at the Hong Kong airport and other locations, including the company bookstore in Hong Kong’s Causeway Bay neighborhood.  They are particularly popular with tourists from mainland China, where the books are banned.Read more