On 12-13 June, representatives from 45 African countries gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss how to facilitate good access to copyright-protected works in libraries, educational institutions, museums and archives. They concluded that the first priority must be to work on their own national laws to take advantage of the flexibilities inherent in the copyright framework, by sharing experiences.The IAF, IFJ, IFRRO and IPA delegations
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.
WIPO Pan-African meeting discusses exceptions and limitations to copyright
IFRRO welcomes two new members
IFRRO is pleased to welcome the Copyright Society of Tanzania (COSOTA) as a Provisional RRO member and PICSEL (UK) as a Creator and Publisher Association member.
IFRRO now has 152 members from more than 80 countries.
NORCODE Training in Ghana
In May 2019 the Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE) organised the second African two-week training program on collective management of copyright with 15 countries from across Africa in attendance.Participants and experts © NORCODE
IFRRO visits the Armenian IPO and speaks at a WIPO regional workshop
On 20 May 2019, IFRRO met in Yerevan with Kristine Hambaryan, Deputy Head of the Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Armenia (AIPA). They discussed how to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations as there is, at the moment in Armenia, no collective management of rights in place in the text and image sector.Speakers at the regional workshop © AIPA
IFRRO speaks at IPQuorum 2019 conference in Russia
On 10-12 April, IFRRO attended and spoke at the second edition of the IPQuorum conference in Kaliningrad, Russia.
One of the panel discussions with speakers from CWWCS and the IFRRO Secretariat © IPQuorum press service
IFRRO members around the globe marked the occasion of World IP day in a number of different ways
In Africa, in Côte d’Ivoire, BURIDA held a conference “Copyright and digital rights management: the future”, where topics such as the monetization of works on digital platforms, electronic payments of royalties and online works management were discussed.
CLASS hosts IFRRO’s Asia Pacific Committee in Singapore
The IFRRO Asia Pacific Committee met in Singapore on 25 and 26 April, hosted by CLASS, IFRRO’s member in Singapore. ©CLASS
Shifting Paradigms - Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage releases its study on remuneration models for artists and the creative industries
This week the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage released its study on remuneration models for artists and the creative industries. The study, which is available here was conducted during 2018.
IFRRO statements at the WIPO SCCR 38th session
IFRRO participated in the 38th session of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) in April. At this session, delegates continued discussions on the protection of broadcasting organisations and exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives, educational and research institutions and for persons with other disabilities.
Rainer Just, IFRRO’s President © WIPO
IFRRO visits the Copyright Society of Zanzibar
On 8 March 2019, IFRRO visited the Copyright Society of Zanzibar and also met with the CMO and with Government representatives.
Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region within the United Republic of Tanzania. Copyright is one of the areas in which Zanzibar has autonomy, therefore Zanzibar has its own Copyright Act and its own Copyright Office and multipurpose CMO, the Copyright Society of Zanzibar (COSOZA).