ECPA Resolves Copyright Infringement Case
ECPA President/CEO Mark Kuyper states, "I want to thank the ECPA Publisher Coalition for their steadfast participation and contribution to this effort. It has been frustrating at times, but ultimately fruitful. As difficult as this has been, it was made infinitely more tolerable by the expertise and wisdom of our legal experts Brian Flagler and Martyn Bailey. It has been a privilege to work with them and I believe we have honored God with the intent behind this effort and the integrity with which it was executed."
After the hearing last week, Brian Flagler shared, "The participating publishers went to great lengths to ensure that their authors' copyrights would be respected online. This effort first involved addressing infringement in the UK, then China, Panama, the United States, the Netherlands, and finally back in the courts in London. I was continually impressed with the publishers' unwavering resolve to stand together on principle over a significant period of years, and am pleased that the matter ended with the infringer taking responsibility for his actions. This case serves as a precedent and strong statement that ECPA publishers will not allow infringement of their works anywhere in the world."
The Evangelical Christian Publishers Association (ECPA) is an international non-profit trade organization, comprised of nearly 150 member companies worldwide, representing a combined revenue of nearly two billion dollars. Founded in 1974, ECPA is dedicated to serving the Christian publishing industry through equipping its members through cutting-edge technology, meaningful data, dynamic educational opportunity and unprecedented access to markets. Contact ECPA at 480-966-3998, 9633 South 48th Street, Suite 140, Phoenix, Arizona 85044, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.ecpa.org