Agenting body joins Alliance for IP

Agenting body joins Alliance for IP

The Association of Authors’ Agents (AAA) has joined The Alliance for Intellectual Property.

The Alliance is a UK-based coalition of associations and enforcement agencies from a variety of sectors, including publishing, retail and music, with an interest in ensuring intellectual property rights are promoted and protected. Other members include the Publishers Association, the Authors Licensing and Collecting Society, the Association of Learned and Professional Society Publishers, the Copyright Licensing Agency, and the Publishers Licensing Society.

Sam Edenborough, president of the AAA, said: “We are delighted to join the Alliance for IP. It has a proven track record in making sure that its members’ voices are heard, and we are proud to take our place alongside them. Together, Alliance members showcase the best of British creativity.

“Writers represented by the AAA’s members enjoy tremendous success on the global stage, but that success can only be sustained if authors are able to sell their rights within a strong copyright framework. Eddy and his team will be invaluable in helping the AAA to convey our message loud and clear.”

Eddy Leviten, director general of the Alliance, said: “The UK creates, develops, distributes and sells world-leading intellectual property. This creativity and ingenuity supports the livelihoods of over 1.7 million people, contributes over £70 billion a year to the UK economy and provides amazing opportunities for consumers.

Book publishing alone is a sector worth £3.4 billion and authors and their agents are at the very heart of that hugely important industry. I am delighted to be able to represent their interests in our discussions with politicians, law enforcement and key influencers both in the UK and in Europe.”