Côte d’Ivoire: new law on copyright is enacted, including provisions on reprography

On 20 October 2016, the new law on copyright and related rights (Loi n°2016-555 du 26 juillet 2016 relative au droit d’auteur et aux droits voisins) has been published in the Official Journal of Côte d’Ivoire. The law enables BURIDA, IFRRO’s RRO member in Côte d’Ivoire, to administer reprographic rights on behalf of authors and publishers.
 
Article 105 of the law grants a remuneration right to authors and publishers for the reprographic reproduction of works, to be administered exclusively by the Collective Management Organisation. Both the reproduction of works (operator fee) and the import and manufacturing of reprographic devices and systems (equipment levy) will be subject to the remuneration right (Article 106).
 
A few months after a successful seminar organised by BURIDA, the Ivorian Publishers Association Assedi, the Ministry of Culture and Francophonie and IFRRO, the legal framework allowing for the collective management of reprography is now in place in Côte d’Ivoire.
 
The full text of the law can be found here, in French.