About us

What we do


IAF organises events, publications and discussions.


IAF informs our members about the latest developments at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) that reflect international developments in copyright law.


IAF consults with our Steering Committee and our members on relevant issues.


IAF collaborates with other organisations representing authors to complement each others’ work and promote the importance of creative work financially, socially and culturally.

Our aims
and concerns

  • Provide authors’ organisations worldwide with an international platform to exchange information, develop positions and provide support in authors’ rights matters

  • Advocate the author’s role in society, pointing out the importance of creation for cultural diversity and the economic value which authors create

  • Promote and defend authors’ interests and authors’ rights including both moral and economic rights

  • Actively work in favour of balanced contractual legislation that guarantees fair practices for authors and ensures that authors retain their economic and moral rights against buyouts and other unfair practices

  • Promote the benefits of authors’ rights in general and of collective management in particular in order to ensure that authors always receive fair and equitable remuneration whenever their works are exploited by third parties.