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, 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.
In a joint statement, 30 organisations, including IFRRO, call for the adoption of the proposed EU Copyright Directive
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).
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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.
NORCODE completes training program in the Caribbean
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In November 2018, the Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE), in cooperation with the Caribbean community (CARICOM), organised their first regional training program on collective management of rights in the digital environment for representatives of CMOs from 10 countries and territories in the Caribbean.
PLR side event at WIPO
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IFRRO at the WIPO Global Digital Content Market Conference
On 14 and 15 November, IFRRO CEO, Caroline Morgan participated in the WIPO Global Digital Content Market Conference, in New Delhi, India.
Lithuania adopts copyright bill reinforcing reprographic rights
On 8 November, the Parliament of Lithuania adopted an amendment to the Law on Copyright and Related Rights that substantially improves the protection and remuneration for authors and publishers. For six years, authors and publishers in the country and their collective management organisation, LATGA, a member of IFRRO, have been actively working to influence Government to implement those changes.
Quebec Superior Court approves settlement between Copibec and Laval University
Copibec, the RRO of Quebec, and Laval University have announced that their out-of-court settlement agreement was approved by Justice Simon Hébert of the Quebec Superior Court and that Laval University has signed the comprehensive licence agreement applicable to Quebec universities.