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Source: International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) 
The International ISTC Agency, the official Registration Authority for the International Standard Text Code (ISTC), recently announced the appointment of four new official registration agencies (ISTC-RAs). All will start operating in early 2011. The text posted on March 2nd 2011 may be viewed here.

Source: World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) 
"…In this respect, Mr. Gurry said "an international music registry -- a global repertoire database -- would be a very valuable and needed step in the direction of establishing the infrastructure for global licensing."The text dated 24th February 2011 may be viewed here.

World-Renowned Creators, Political Leaders and Key Industry Players to Convene at World Copyright Summit in Brussels, June 7-8, 2011

Source: International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) 
CISAC announced the main program topics and speakers for the third World Copyright Summit - 7 & 8 June 2011: The release published on February 23rd 2011 may be viewed here.

Source: New York Times
The International Music Score Library Project has grown to be one of the largest sources of scores anywhere. The article posted on February 22nd 2011 may be viewed here.

Source: The European Library 
Registration is now open for The IFLA Presidential Meeting 2011. The theme is Libraries Driving Access to Knowledge: Action for Europe and the two-day conference will be held on April 14-15 in The Hague at the National Library of the Netherlands. The announcement may be viewed here.

Source: International Conferderation of Music Publishers (ICMP)
ICMP Secretary General Ger Hatton comments on European Voice article 'A lack of digital harmony' by Ian Wishart. The response from the ICMP can be found here.

Source: top40-charts.com 
ZMX Music today launched its new direct-to-fan sheet music delivery system. The article posted on February 16th 2011 may be viewed here.

Source: International Intellectual Property Alliance (IIPA) 
IIPA's 25th Piracy Report Documents the Challenge of Online & Physical Piracy in 40 Countries. The press release dated 15th February 2011 may be viewed here.

Source: Supply Chain Digest 
"Other segments also focus on using RFID to improve their inbound and outbound quality, as well as minimize their shrinkage and manage their inventory". The article on how RFID helps the (apparel) retail supply chain posted on 2nd February 2011 may be viewed here.

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Source: Book Industry Study Group (BISG) - USA 
The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is the leading U.S. book trade association for supply chain standards, research, and best practices. Comments surrounding the BISG research report on ISBN posted on 26th January 2011 may be viewed here.