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 members join CLASS in challenging proposed revision of Singapore Copyright Law

Last updated on: Mon, 24/10/2016 - 14:56

The Singapore Government plans to revise the Copyright Law and has proposed wide ranging changes that would impact negatively on literary work creators such as publishers, authors and designers. The Singapore RRO, CLASS, is challenging it, especially on the proposals to enhance the exception for educational instruction, and alignment of copying limits from the present 5% to an unprecedented 10% of unremunerated copying.

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Amsterdam hosts IFRRO World Copyright Congress and international Seminar on Copyright, Collective Management and Cultural Heritage

Last updated on: Mon, 24/10/2016 - 11:01

Over 200 people from more than 50 countries are converging on Amsterdam the week starting 31 October to share their experience of managing reproduction rights with world-class speakers at the IFRRO World Congress 2016 hosted by Stichting Reprorecht (SR).  During the week the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) will hold its Annual General Meeting and various other events, including an International Conference, which is open to the general public.

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Hungary implements the EU Collective Rights Management Directive

Last updated on: Tue, 18/10/2016 - 15:34

The European Union’s Directive on Collective Management of Rights (Directive 2014/26) has recently been implemented in Hungary, together with an amendment of the 1999 LXVII Law on Copyright.
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WIPO video highlights innovative collective rights management solutions to address dynamic user needs

Last updated on: Fri, 14/10/2016 - 14:00

A retrospective video of WIPO’s “Global Digital Content Market” 2016 Conference was warmly received at the recent WIPO General Assembly in Geneva. In a varied presentation of new responses to the digital challenge, the conference also featured how collective rights management meet dynamic user demands for access to copyright works.

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Senegal: SODAV, the multipurpose CMO and RRO, can start operating

Last updated on: Fri, 07/10/2016 - 12:29

The handover between the former Senegalese CMO and the new one, SODAV, has taken place in Dakar on 6 October 2016 – a ceremony was organised on this occasion during which Mr.
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IFRRO Statement to WIPO Assemblies of Member States 2016

Last updated on: Wed, 05/10/2016 - 16:08

IFRRO issued a statement to the WIPO Assemblies of Member States 2016 welcoming the entering into force of the Marrakesh Treaty and highlighting the important work of the Accessible Books Consortium – ABC – in improving and expanding the availability of accessible format copies of works.

In respect of library and education exceptions and limitations, as stated at several SCCR meetings, IFRRO favours an outcome from the SCCR discussions based on three key elements:

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Commission study on remuneration of authors of books and scientific journals, translators, journalists and visual artists for the use of their works

Last updated on: Mon, 03/10/2016 - 14:59

A new EU study looks at the remuneration paid to authors in the print sector in ten EU countries (United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Poland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Hungary and Denmark). The study was conducted to support policy-making in the area of copyright. The Commission is looking for evidence on whether, and to what extent, the differences that exist amongst the Member States' legislative frameworks affect levels of remuneration and the functioning of the internal market.

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WIPO organises first cross-border book transfer following the entry into force of the Marrakesh Treaty

Last updated on: Fri, 30/09/2016 - 14:26

On 30 September, WIPO performed the first ever cross-border book transfer using the services of the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) in which IFRRO participates.
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European publishers’ organisations launch new initiative on the democratic role of the press

Last updated on: Fri, 30/09/2016 - 09:22

Four European associations of publishers, including the European Magazine Media Association (EMMA), the European Newspaper Publishers’ Association (ENPA), the European Publishers Council (EPC) and News Media Europe (NME) have launched on 27 September an initiative called ‘Empower Democracy’.
As highlighted in a press release, it is ‘a cross-border alliance initiated by Europe’s press publishers to raise awareness about
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IFRRO submits comments on Singapore Copyright Law review

Last updated on: Mon, 26/09/2016 - 10:42

IFRRO has submitted comments to the Singapore Government in response to its Copyright Review Law.  The comments oppose the broadening of the exception in the Singapore copyright legislation to allow reproduction and making available of up to 10% of a published work without consent and remuneration of the rightholders.

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