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.

CJEU clarifies that EU Member States are free to determine whether the seller or the buyer is liable for paying the resale right royalty

Last updated on: Fri, 27/02/2015 - 08:27

On 26 February 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued its judgment in Case C-41/14 Christie's France, a reference for a preliminary ruling from France, seeking clarification as regards the artist's resale right (droit de suite) within the Resale Right Directive 2001/84/EC.

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Quebec: Rightholders and teachers oppose Canadian university’s decision not to renew license

Last updated on: Fri, 20/02/2015 - 12:00

The decision of Laval University in Quebec, Canada, not to renew the blanket licence that it had signed with Copibec – the RRO in Quebec – for the reproduction of copyright-protected works has been criticized in the country and worldwide. Since Spring 2014, Laval University has stopped paying remuneration for the reproduction of up to 10% of a work, the chapter of a book, or a full article, leading to millions of copies being made without fair remuneration given to rightholders.

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Seminar on Collective management of rights in Jerusalem

Last updated on: Fri, 20/02/2015 - 08:42

IFRRO and its member the Book Publishers Association of Israel (BPAI) co-organised on 10 February 2015 a seminar on collective management of rights in Jerusalem. Israeli rightholders and other interested participants joined the seminar that took place in conjunction with the Jerusalem book fair.

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La Trobe University: ISNI and track research activity for regional reporting

Last updated on: Fri, 13/02/2015 - 09:10

 La Trobe University in Australia has been given the responsibility for gathering data on annual research outputs for reporting to the Australian government, which impacts federal funding and supports the country's benchmarking efforts.

In an article published by OCLC, La Trobe discusses the importance of the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI) in facilitating this task.
See here for the article on La Trobe.

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IFRRO welcomes two new members

Last updated on: Wed, 11/02/2015 - 16:37

The IFRRO Board has approved two new members – LATREPRO from Latvia and AAS from Azerbaijan.

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CADRA enabling access and rewarding copyright holders

Last updated on: Mon, 09/02/2015 - 11:24

CADRA, IFRRO Argentinean member, has announced that during its last fiscal year, they distributed close to 1 million of Argentinean pesos among authors and publishers locally. The amount corresponds to the moneys collected via licencing activities both analogical and digital.

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UK Government launches consultation on implementation of CRM Directive

Last updated on: Thu, 05/02/2015 - 11:46

The UK Government has launched a consultation on proposals for the implementation of the Collective Rights Management (CRM) Directive. Implementation of this Directive into UK law must happen by April 2016. It will be consulting on two options (either to adapt the existing regulations to comply with the Directive, or to replace the existing regulations), as well as the discretionary provisions in the Directive and the costs of implementation.

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Online infringement hurts: interviews with Australian creators

Last updated on: Thu, 29/01/2015 - 09:31

Australian creators have been severely affected both financially and creatively by the widespread use of digital distribution models according to research by Melissa de Zwart, Professor, Adelaide Law School at University of Adelaide. Professor Zwart conducted interviews with a variety of creators in late 2014 about their attitudes to copyright and digital distribution.

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Deloitte: Print is alive and well - at least for books

Last updated on: Mon, 26/01/2015 - 10:58

In its annual Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions report, Deloitte Australia predicts that in 2015 print will represent more than 80 percent of all book sales in dollars worldwide. 

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Uganda: International Standard Book Number Helps Authors, Readers Identify Publications

Last updated on: Fri, 23/01/2015 - 11:17

According to an article in IP Watch, ISBNs are playing a crucial role in Uganda in helping authors and readers identify publications and therefore facilitating copyright management.

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