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.
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.
Lithuania adopts copyright bill reinforcing reprographic rights
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.
IFRRO’s Annual General Meeting adopts resolution on the South African copyright reform
At IFRRO’s Annual General Meeting in Athens last month, a resolution was adopted urging the South African Parliament to protect authors’ rights, support creativity, and to reject proposals that would weaken copyright protection.
IFRRO World Congress and Annual General Meeting 2018: Connecting the Dots: the Future of Collective Management
Over 180 attendees gathered in Athens in the occasion of IFRRO’s World Congress and Annual General Meeting 2018. Representatives from 86 member organisations across 48 countries attended meetings over the four days (22 – 25 October) of the event, at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens.
IFRRO and OSDEL representatives during a press conference to promote the World Congress in Athens - ©OSDEL
Copyright for Education event at the European Parliament
On 26 September, EVA, EWC, FEP, EFJ and IFRRO together with MEP Patrick Le Hyaric, organised a conference at the European Parliament called Sustainable, Diverse, High Quality Content in Europe: how a balanced copyright regime can deliver. The event had as its main objective raising awareness about the potentially negative impact of an unbalanced illustration for teaching exception (Article 4) on the creation and the quality of available educational material in Europe.
Regional seminar on private copying and reprography remuneration organised by IFRRO, CISAC and WIPO
On 11 to 13 September, IFRRO, CISAC and WIPO organised a regional seminar on private copying and reprography remuneration in Dakar, Senegal. The event was supported by the Francophonie Organisation, hosted by SODAV, the Senegalese CMO in membership of IFRRO, and placed under the high patronage of the Ministry of Culture of Senegal.
All participants and speakers in the regional seminar
Training on the distribution of copyright revenues for BURIDA, OTDAV and SODAV
Joint letter to the Prime Minister of Thailand regarding the Thai Copyright Act
IPA, EIBF, IFRRO, IAF and FEP have jointly written to Mr Prayuth Chan Ocha, Prime Minister of Thailand expressing concerns about a proposal to amend the Thai Copyright Act.
“Content for Education” conference to take place in the European Parliament, 26 September
IFRRO’s African Development Committee meets in Lusaka, Zambia
On 10 and 11 July, eleven RROs in Africa, ARIPO, and the IFRRO Secretariat participated in a seminar and meeting of IFRRO’s African Development Committee.
Participants in the seminar on 10 July 2018 in Lusaka