IFRRO, the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations, is the main international network of collective management organisations and creators’ and publishers’ associations in the text and image spheres. We work to protect and enable easy legal access to copyright material.
Study on open data registries commissioned by the French Government
Last updated on: Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:31
China and the European Union upgrade the dialogue on Intellectual Property and sign a Memorandum of Understanding
Last updated on: Tue, 30/06/2015 - 15:02
IFRRO seeks General Counsel and Deputy Secretary General
Last updated on: Mon, 29/06/2015 - 11:18
Our General Counsel is leaving us for a position at the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), and we are seeking her replacement.
Reporting directly to IFRRO’s Chief Executive and Secretary General, the job includesRead more
Report on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC available
Last updated on: Fri, 26/06/2015 - 12:36
UK’s new private copying exception found to be unlawful by UK High Court
Last updated on: Fri, 26/06/2015 - 08:43
In October 2014, the UK government introduced a series of changes to the UK’s copyright regime. This included a private copying exception, allowing individuals who have acquired permanent and legal copies of copyrighted works to make personal copies of that material, without also introducing a mechanism to compensate rightholders for that activity. However, this new private copying regime was not supported by sufficient evidence, the UK High Court held in a decision published on 19 June 2015.Read more
New website blocking legislation supports Australian creators
Last updated on: Wed, 24/06/2015 - 10:23
The Australian Government has introduced new legislation, targeting overseas websites whose main purpose is to allow massive online theft at the expense of writers, visual artists, photographers, journalists and publishers.
A similar mechanism to block websites was recently granted to the British Publishers Association to take down infringing sites distributing millions of e-books.Read more
Outcome of the vote on Julia Reda’s report on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC
Last updated on: Tue, 16/06/2015 - 15:34
Five months after the release of MEP Julia Reda’s draft report on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC, a vote was held this morning at the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee, on the draft report itself, the 556 amendments tabled to it by other MEPs and the compromise amendments that MEPs agreed on across political groups.Read more
EU Advocate General’s Opinion in case C 572/13, HP Belgium v. Reprobel
Last updated on: Thu, 11/06/2015 - 14:10
In the Opinion published on 11 June 2015, Advocate General Cruz Villalón suggests that the EU Court of Justice should respond to the reference by the Cour d’appel de Bruxelles as follows:Read more
Copyright Agency appoints new Chief Executive
Last updated on: Thu, 11/06/2015 - 09:12
Mr Adam Suckling has been appointed as Chief Executive of Copyright Agency, the Australian RRO.
Mr Suckling is News Corp’s Director Policy, Corporate Affairs and Community Relations.
He joins the Copyright Agency after 20 years holding senior commercial, communications and policy roles in the media and telecommunications sector, including working in the Asia-Pacific region.
EWC Assembly elects new board
Last updated on: Wed, 10/06/2015 - 10:42
The EWC has elected a new board for the period 2015-2017 at its Annual General Assembly and 2015 Authors’ Rights event in Brussels on 8 June 2015. Mr. Nick Yapp (United Kingdom) replaces Professor Pirjo Hiidenmaa (Finland) as EWC President.
The rest of the Board is as follows.
— Ms. Malin Koch (Sweden)
— Ms. Gerlinde Schermer-Rauwolf (Germany)
The regular members of the Board are:
— Mr. Tiit Aleksjev (Estonia)
— Ms. Ružica Cindori (Croatia)
— Ms. Tittamari Marttinen (Finland)
— Mr. Jeroen Thijssen (The Netherlands)
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