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.
IFRRO position on the EU Presidency's compromise proposal for a CRM Directive
Last updated on: Tue, 18/06/2013 - 10:07
IFRRO has issued a position statement on EU Presidency’s compromise proposal for a European Parliament and Council Directive on Collective Rights Management (CRM) recognising it as a clear improvement on the original but nevertheless raising some concerns.Read more
Creative industries are source of value and of a healthy democracy and need to be protected - Al Gore’s “The Future”
Last updated on: Mon, 17/06/2013 - 12:30
In his latest book “The Future” former Vice-President, Al Gore emphasises the need to compensate for the work done by individuals. There is a decoupling of “gains in productivity from gains in the standard of living for the middle class”, which needs to change as “This trend is now nearing a threshold beyond which so many jobs are lost that the level of consumer demand falls below the level necessary to sustain healthy economic growth.”Read more
IFRRO Board member recognised for services to Intellectual Property
Last updated on: Mon, 17/06/2013 - 11:57
Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) Chief Executive and IFRRO Board Member, Kevin Fitzgerald, has been appointed Companion of the Order of St. Michael and St. George (CMG). This honour is awarded by the British monarch, for important or loyal service in relation to foreign and Commonwealth affairs.
Fitzgerald has been recognised for his services to British economic interests, in particular, the promotion of intellectual property internationally and the welfare of British nationals imprisoned abroad.Read more
Norcode hosts training course co-organised with WIPO on copyright and collective management in Oslo
Last updated on: Thu, 13/06/2013 - 14:42
From June 10 through June 21, 20 participants from 17 developing countries are gathered in Oslo for a two weeks training under the heading "Exercise and Management of Copyright and Related Rights", hosted by Norcode, a company that is part owned by the Norwegian RRO, KOPINOR.
Photo by Erika Wollner
IFRRO welcomes two new members
Last updated on: Wed, 12/06/2013 - 07:01
The IFRRO Board has just approved two membership applications – from Italy and from Andorra.
The Centro Licenze e Autorizzazioni per le Riproduzioni Editoriali (EDISER) is a new Associate RRO representing publishers in Italy. It replaces AIDRO, which used to be an IFRRO member. EDISER takes over the licensing and other functions from AIDRO.Read more
IFRRO welcomes Assistant Policy Advisor in Secretariat
Last updated on: Mon, 03/06/2013 - 11:47
IFRRO is pleased to announce that Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères, a French citizen with a legal background, has been engaged on a 12 months contract, from 1 June 2013, as Assistant Policy Advisor. He will assist in monitoring EU and WIPO issues, and in regional development work.
As of 1 June, Ingrid de Ribaucourt has left IFRRO. We thank her for her valuable contributions to IFRRO’s achievements and wish her the best in her future endeavours.
IFJ Denounces Attempts by Freedom of Expression Group to Weaken Copyright Protection for Journalists
Last updated on: Tue, 21/05/2013 - 07:14
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has denounced a set of principles issued by Article 19 to unduly restrict creators’ copyright protection.
In a letter addressed to Article 19 Executive Director, Agnès Callamard, the IFJ has raised its concerns over “The right to share: principles of freedom of Expression and Copyright in the Digital Age”, a document that opposes two fundamental rights that safeguard the independence and the integrity of the journalistic profession.Read more
IFRRO, IAF and IPA support IRRO in article in the Hindu
Last updated on: Sat, 18/05/2013 - 13:20
Olav Stokkmo, on behalf of IFRRO, Owen Atkinson, CEO of the Authors' Licensing & Collecting Society (ALCS )(UK) on behalf of the International Authors Forum (IAF) and Jens Bammel, Secretary General of International Publishers Association (IPA) have supported the Indian Reproduction Rights Organisation (IRRO) in an article published in the Hindu.Read more
CEDRO wins a case against university (UAB) for illegal digital uses
Last updated on: Fri, 10/05/2013 - 11:52
CEDRO, IFRRO’s Spanish member, has recently won a case for infringement of intellectual property rights on its virtual campus against the "Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona" (UAB). This court decision is the first of its type in Spain.Read more
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