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.

Canadian Authors and Publishers call for withdrawal of legal actions against Access Copyright 

Last updated on: Fri, 02/03/2018 - 16:32

On February 16, 2018, all the school boards in Ontario and the Ministries of Education for all the provinces and territories (except British Columbia and Quebec) filed an action against Access Copyright. The legal case claims that the K-12 educational sector have overpaid fees for the copying of published works and seeks the return of those fees.

Copyright Agency hosts the Japanese Copyright Agency for an international study 

Last updated on: Mon, 05/02/2018 - 15:16

The Copyright Agency (CA), IFRRO’s Australian member, recently hosted a research team from the Japanese Copyright Office (JCO). japanese-visit_002.jpgCopyright Agency staff including CEO Adam Suckling and Sarah Tran with Japanese Copyright Office representatives ©Copyright Agency 

National seminar on collective management of rights in Tirana, Albania

Last updated on: Fri, 26/01/2018 - 09:34

On 11 December 2017 IFRRO joined WIPO, the Ministry of Culture of Albania, and international federations ​CISAC, IFPI, SAA and SCAPR for a national seminar on collective management of rights.albania-tirana-photo.jpg
The CISAC, SAA, SCAPR, IFPI and IFRRO representatives ©Adnan Beci

IFRRO joins NORCODE for a Regional Training Program in Tanzania

Last updated on: Wed, 24/01/2018 - 10:31

In November 2017,The Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE) organised a two-week training program on collective management of rights for representatives of CMOs and Copyright Offices from 13 countries in Africa.norcode-training-tanzania-2017.jpg
Participants in the program ©NORCODE

YouTube becomes an ISNI agency 

Last updated on: Tue, 23/01/2018 - 10:26

It was announced today that YouTube will be adopting ISNI IDs for artists and songwriters in their platform. With this, YouTube will become an ISNI agency, the first ISNI registration agency in the music space. See the press release issued by the International Agency for the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI).

The Accessible Books Consortium seeks coordinator and continues receiving nominations for the ABC International Excellence Award 2018  

Last updated on: Fri, 12/01/2018 - 13:08

In early December 2017, the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC), announced the call for nominations for the ABC International Excellence Award 2018 for Accessible Publishing. The award recognizes outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications for persons who are print disabled. The deadline for nominations expires on Friday, January 26, 2018.

IFRRO participates in WIPO High Level Conference on the publishing industry in Africa

Last updated on: Mon, 08/01/2018 - 14:46

IFRRO’s CEO Caroline Morgan, WIPO’s Sylvie Forbin, Kevin Fitzgerald, Carole Croella and Sherine Greiss, Ministers of Culture of Cameroon, Chad and Ghana  © Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères

IFRRO World Congress 2017: Roundtable on educational licensing

Last updated on: Tue, 16/01/2018 - 14:25

Participants in the Roundtable © Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères

CLA applies for Extended Collective Licensing 

Last updated on: Sun, 10/12/2017 - 11:23

IFRRO’s RRO member, Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), has recently applied to the UK Government to operate an Extended Collective Licensing Scheme (ECL).

REPRONIG organises a National Conference on Quality Education 

Last updated on: Fri, 08/12/2017 - 13:01

On 27 November, the Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG), in collaboration with the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU), organised a National Conference on Quality Education: Access and Rights Management in Nigeria. group_photo_1_edited.jpg©REPRONIG