IFRRO together with European organisations representing writers and literary translators, visual artists, journalists, publishers and collective management organisations for reproduction rights have united to promote the sustainable production of innovative, local, diverse and high quality content, which will benefit the education of future generations in Europe.
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.
Content for Education campaign for a balanced copyright framework in Europe
Educational licences in Europe – the facts
IFRRO is concerned that Communia’s recent report on Educational Licences in Europe provides only a limited analysis from which they have drawn conclusions about the collective licensing of education, particularly schools across Europe. IFRRO therefore felt it necessary to prepare a report to address a number of errors and mistakes of fact, which invalidate the conclusions drawn in the report. The IFRRO response underlines that:
GCA and IFRRO celebrate World Book & Copyright Day and World IP Day in Tbilisi, Georgia
The Georgian Copyright Association (GCA) teamed up with IFRRO on 24 April 2018 to organise a seminar on “Copyright Collective Management of Literature Works”.
© Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères
10th edition of the Abidjan International Book Fair
The International Book Fair of Abidjan (SILA) has opened on 16 May and will bring together authors, readers, publishers, pupils, teachers and many other people for five days. The Bureau Ivoirien du Droit d’auteur (BURIDA), the Ivorian RRO in membership of IFRRO, is a partner of the book fair, which is an important cultural event and a celebration of literature in the country.
IFRRO welcomes two new members
This month IFRRO welcomes VEGAP back as a member. VEGAP is the Spanish collective management organisation for visual creators. The CMO was an IFRRO member between 2004 – 2013 and we are very pleased that they have made the decision to rejoin IFRRO in the category of associate RRO member.
IFRRO speaks at Bulgarian EU Presidency Conference on copyright
On 15 March 2018, IFRRO participated in a conference organised by the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union on “Intellectual Property – Copyright”.
Kurt Van Damme, Legal Director of Reprobel, speaking on behalf of IFRRO © Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères
CADRA signs an agreement to represent visual artists rights
CADRA, IFRRO’s RRO member in Argentina, announced the signing of an agreement with SAVA, the Argentinean Collective Management Organisation for visual artists. ©CADRA
The agreement will widen the repertoire represented by CADRA in all their licensing activities.
IFRRO at WIPO’s Seminar on Copyright and Collective Management in Seoul
From 19 – 23 March, WIPO and the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), conducted a Seminar on Copyright and Collective Management in Seoul,
SAZOR, the Slovenian RRO, to start distributing royalties from school usage to rightsholders for the first time
At a recent press conference, SAZOR, IFRRO’s Slovenian member, announced that after the signing of a ground breaking licensing agreement with the Ministry of Education in 2016, which covers the reproduction of copyrighted material of over 97% of the Slovenian schools (primary, secondary schools and kindergartens), they will soon start distributing the royalties from school usage collected through the academic year 2016 – 2017 to authors and publishers.