IFRRO/WIPO study on Text and Image based Copyright Levies published

IFRRO has published with WIPO a joint study on Text and Image based Copyright Levies. It is the first comprehensive and detailed study of text and image levies (TI levies) world-wide. It analyzes the origins, scope and current use of these levies around the world, their role in ensuring easy legal access to copyright material, and shows how and why TI levies are different from audio and audio-visual private copying levies. The aim is to provide transparent information on the administration of the levy system with regard to authors, publishers, users of copyright works, manufacturers, importers, and other stakeholders.
“This is an important study", said IFRRO’s President, Rainer Just. "At a time when there is an intensive debate on the role and mechanics of copyright and need for Collective Management, this report gives the facts and rationale on one well-used and respected method of balancing the interests of creators and users – the Copyright Levy.“

The study is available on both the IFRRO and WIPO websites.