At IFRRO's Annual General Meeting in Tokyo this month, a resolution concerning copyright exceptions was adopted urging European Union decision-makers currently scrutinising the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market to fully consider the consequences for authors and publishers in the text and image sector.
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.
IFRRO AGM adopts resolution on copyright exceptions
IFRRO Annual General Meeting 2017: new members, strategic plan, resolutions adopted by the AGM and elections
On Wednesday 8 November, over 170 delegates attended the IFRRO Annual General Meeting 2017. The meeting was chaired by Rainer Just, President of the IFRRO Board, offered an overview on IFRRO activities during the last year, including finances, membership and administrative changes.
IFRRO World Congress and International Conference 2017: transformation as the driving force of our community
In the week of 6- 9 November, over 190 attendees from 70 member organisations, plus special guests and speakers, gathered at the occasion of the IFRRO World Congress 2017 in Tokyo, hosted by our Japanese member JAC (Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance).
Workshop for writers in Côte d’Ivoire organised by BURIDA with IFRRO support
Participants in the workshop © Koffi James
Study visit to Russia: IFRRO meets with Russian RRO, Publishers, and State Duma
Participants in the meeting at the Russian State Duma © Igor Sudets
From the 11th to the 14th of September 2017 IFRRO’s Secretary General Caroline Morgan and Policy Advisor Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères travelled to Moscow for a series of meetings with CopyRus, rightholders, and Parliament representatives.
IFRRO participates in Rospatent-WIPO Subregional roundtable in Moscow
IFRRO’s Secretary General Caroline Morgan speaking at the event © Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères
CLA announces transformation of reading list and course material market
On a press release from IFRRO’s member, Copyright Licensing Agency, the RRO in the United Kingdom, it was announced that thanks to an agreement, together with PTFS Europe and Kortext, they will be working towards the transformation of the reading list and course materials market for universities and students globally.
Quebec’s RRO class action against Université Laval: legal notice issued
As part of the class action of Copibec against Université Laval, a legal notice to members has been issued. Authors and publishers worldwide are invited to read it and share with their networks.
The notice can be consulted on Copibec’s website.
The developments related to this class action will be updated regularly on Copibec’s website.
Nearly 400 new members for CEDRO since January 2017
During the first semester of 2017, CEDRO, the Spanish RRO in membership of IFRRO, has welcomed nearly 400 new members. Their membership is made of 21.789 authors and 2.081 publishers. CEDRO’s author members include writers, translators and journalists. For what concerns their publisher members, the membership include a wide range of published works and topics. Their catalogue includes books, newspapers and magazines and music sheets.
CADRA signs new licences
CADRA, the Argentinean RRO in membersip of IFRRO, reported recently the signing of three new licencing agreements with the universities of the Cuyo region. The licensees are the Catholic University of Cuyo with three campuses; the Faculty of Law of the National University of Cuyo and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the National University of San Juan.