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Mexico: private copying bill will benefit writers and publishers

Submitted by veraliah on Wed, 06/17/2020 - 11:35

The Mexican Congress is currently reviewing a bill that would establish private copying compensation in the country. The draft amendments to the legislation have been the subject of a number of meetings and online events at the Chamber of Deputies, despite the impact of the pandemic of COVID-19. Once the Chamber of Deputies is satisfied with the Bill, it will move to the Mexican Senate.

CeMPro, the Mexican RRO in membership of IFRRO, as part of a coalition of rightsholders, has taken part in the negotiations and considers the proposal to be a big step towards a fairer remuneration for authors and publishers, given that their works are being reproduced for private purposes without compensation. The sharing of private copying compensation  with writers, publishers, and visual artists is important, and also in line with international best practice.

IFRRO has expressed its full support to the bill which could be adopted as early as December 2020 if approved by the Senate and the Mexican Presidency.