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World Book and Copyright Day

Posted on: April 16, 2009

Source: The News International

World Book and Copyright Day will be observed on April 23 to pay a worldwide tribute to books and authors, encouraging people to discover the pleasure of reading.

Different literary organisations will arrange activities to promote book reading culture and remember those who have made irreplaceable contributions to social and cultural progress.

April 23 marks the anniversary of the birth or death of a range of well-known writers, including Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Maurice Druon, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, Haldor Kiljan Laxness, Manuel Mej!a Vallejo, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and William Shakespeare.

The day is remembered to pay tribute to books, the authors who wrote them and the copyright laws that protect them.

The World Book and Copyright Day increase people’s understanding of and adherence to copyright laws and other measures to protect intellectual copyright.

“The book reading habit should be developed at the early age which will not only enhance the creative skills of children but also help in character building,” said Khalil-ur-Rehman, a professor of a local college.

Each year the World celebrates World Book and Copyright Day on April 23. This day, formalized by a resolution adopted in 1995 by the 28th session on the General Conference of Unesco, seeks to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright. IPA is one of the main partners in this international celebration of books, authors, and copyright.

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