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

Submitted by jboyd on Mon, 10/24/2016 - 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.

The International Conference, which will take place on 1 November at the Novotel Amsterdam City Hotel is entitled “At a Crossroads: Copyright and Collective Management” and will feature, Dr Francis Gurry, Director General of WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) and Kevin R. Amer, Senior Counsel for Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Copyright Office, among the speakers. High level IFRRO representatives will discuss how IFRRO and RROs, the collective management organisations in the publishing sector, have evolved to contribute to meeting dynamic user requests for access to published works.