On 21 March, CEDRO and NBC Universal, launched an online workshop on intellectual property for elementary and high school teachers in Madrid. The workshop aims to raise awareness about the general principles of intellectual property and their implementation in the class room. The workshop will be offered to teachers in Madrid for the scholar period 2017-20018.
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.
CEDRO launches online workshop on intellectual property for teachers in Madrid
Australia introduces Copyright Amendment Bill that includes disability and other measures
The Australian Government has announced the introduction of the Copyright Amendment (Disability and Other Measures) Bill into Parliament. This Bill includes important amendments to streamline the educational statutory licences and library exceptions, as well as amendments to implement the Marrakesh Treaty in Australia. In this regard, Copyright Agency, our Australian RRO member, said to be pleased with the introduced provisions, and released an statement, which can be read here (PDF).
IFRRO participates in Kopinor – Norcode Regional Meeting in Gaborone, Botswana
On 8 and 9 March 2017, IFRRO’s CEO Caroline Morgan and IFRRO’s Policy Advisor Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères participated in the sixth regional RRO meeting organised by Kopinor, the Norwegian RRO, and Norcode, the Norwegian Copyright Development Association, in Gaborone, Botswana.
Photo: Heidi Wøllo
Joint letter to the Prime Minister of Spain regarding private copy
IFRRO and FEP at YAYBIR’s General Assembly
YAYBIR-Publishers Copyright & Licensing Society had its biannual General Assembly on 2 March in Istanbul. Current issues for the publishing industry, copyright and collective management were discussed in the meeting.
IFRRO participates in the Emirates Reproduction Rights Forum 2017
Experts, including IFRRO CEO Caroline Morgan, gathered in Sharjah on 27 and 28 February, to discuss establishing the Arab World’s first Reproduction Rights Organisation (RRO) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
CLASS, IFRRO’s Singaporean member, reaches agreement with the Government on copyright licence renewal
CLASS has recently reached an agreement with the Singapore Government, Ministry of Education, (MOE) to renew the copyright licence for all its secondary schools and junior colleges. The MOE has also agreed to pay licence fees based on student enrolments instead of usage under the old system calculated on the number of pages copied.
Reorganisation of Copyright Management in China
According to recent reports from China Written Works Copyright Society (CWWCS), IFRRO’s RRO member, the current five CMOs in China will no longer be under the direct administration of the State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television of China (SAPPRFT) as previously required by the Chinese government. However, the CMOs will still be under the supervision of the National Copyright Administration of China (NCAC), in accordance with the Regulations on Copyright Collective Management.
Decision of the Canadian Federal Court of Appeal’s judicial review of the Copyright Board’s K-12 tariff
The Canadian Federal Court of Appeal released its decision regarding the judicial review of the Copyright Board’s K-12 tariff.
Copibec won the ability to commence a class action against Université Laval
The Quebec Court of Appeal has authorized Copibec to start a class action against Université Laval on behalf of all authors and publishers from Quebec, the rest of Canada and other countries. This decision overturns the February 2016 ruling by the Honourable Justice Beaupré of the Quebec Superior Court.