On 6 and 7 March 2019, IFRRO participated in a regional seminar organised by Kopinor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, together with representatives of RROs in East and Southern Africa.
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 attends Kopinor Regional Seminar for RROs in Africa
IFRRO Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean meets in Mexico City
On 11 and 12 March, members of the IFRRO Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in Mexico City for the 2019 Committee meeting and regional seminar.
Speakers at the Seminar ©CeMPro
IFRRO and WIPO meet in Geneva
IFRRO’s Rainer Just and WIPO’s Sylvie Forbin signing the Charter of the Publishers Circle
WIPO representatives, IFRRO Board members and staff recently met in Geneva at WIPO headquarters. At the meeting future cooperation activities were discussed along with a review of the outcomes of joint projects conducted in 2018, such as the IFRRO-WIPO cooperation project in Tunisia. At the end of the meeting, future collaboration on capacity building and other projects were agreed.
LATREPRO hosts a seminar on the distribution of reprographic remuneration
Copibec adopts blockchain technology for copyright management
In a press release, Copibec, one of IFRRO’s Canadian RRO members, announced that they are adopting blockchain technology to manage copyright. The initiative is the result of an agreement with Montreal start-up Scenarex, a leading developer of digital publishing solutions built on blockchain technology. The partnership between Copibec and Scenarex will deliver an automated copyright management platform for businesses that use copyright-protected content.
In a joint statement, 30 organisations, including IFRRO, call for the adoption of the proposed EU Copyright Directive
30 organisations representing authors, composers, writers, journalists, photographers and others working in all artistic fields, news agencies, book, press and music publishers, audiovisual and independent music producers, have co-signed a statement calling on the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to adopt the proposed EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.
IFRRO, as part of a coalition of 37 organisations, rejects the unremunerated online distribution of printed books by the Internet Archive, known as Controlled Digital Lending
In an Appeal to readers and librarians from the victims of Controlled Digital Lending (CDL), 37 organisations have jointly rejected the scanning and worldwide online distribution of printed books by the Internet Archive and U.S. and Canadian libraries. These actions have been carried out without permission from, or any payment to, authors or publishers.
Copyright, the cornerstone of the creative industries, discussed in Serbia
A successful seminar about the contribution of copyright to creativity was organised in Belgrade on 24 December 2018 at the initiative of OORP, the Serbian Reproduction Rights Organisation in membership of IFRRO, and the Center for Studies in Cultural Development (CSCD).
© Center for Studies in Cultural Development
Tunisia: conference on the Marrakesh Treaty and collective management of reprography
As part of an IFRRO-WIPO collaboration project in Tunisia, and nine months after a successful two-day event, IFRRO revisited Tunis for a WIPO-OTDAV conference on “Good practices for the collective management of reprography and copyright to nurture creativity, the publishing industry, cultural development and the economy”.
IFRRO speaks at CISAC Private Copying Seminar in Budapest, Hungary
On 11 and 12 December, IFRRO participated in the annual seminar organised by CISAC’s Regional Office for Europe. The seminar took place at the premises of Hungarian CMO Artisjus and it drew dozens of participants from Collective Management Organisations and Copyright Offices in Central and Eastern Europe.