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Caroline Morgan discusses key issues for the IFRRO community in an interview for Copydan Writing’s 2021 year book

Submitted by veraliah on Wed, 03/24/2021 - 10:02

Copydan Writing, our RRO member in Denmark, recently published its 2021 year book (in Danish) which includes an interview with Caroline Morgan, IFRRO’s CEO. In the interview (in English), Caroline Morgan speaks about the key issues for the IFRRO community, including unpaid exceptions to copyright, which have become an even more important topic since the pandemic. Caroline Morgan explains that, in response, our communications have focused on explaining the benefits and advantages of collective management and its flexibility, in adapting to different national circumstances.

                                         Copydan Writing's 2021 year book

In the interview, Caroline Morgan also highlighted IFRRO’s work in terms of building collective management capacity around the world. This is done by either supporting the creation of new Reprographic Rights Organisations (RROs) where non-existent or by assisting in the effective functioning of such organisations in countries where operations have proved difficult. In this regard, she highlighted the knowledge and support of well established IFRRO members, who have been also very generous in sharing their experience and knowledge with new or smaller organisations.

Caroline Morgan also spoke about the Content for Education campaign that aims at showing the direct link between collective management organisations and authors and publishers by explaining how the fees collected by RROs are part of the vital income that allows them to create and publish new works.

Finally, Caroline Morgan also spoke to Copydan Writing’s important contribution to the IFRRO community and the advantages of the extended collective licensing system, which is the basis of the work of the Danish RRO. She underlined the advantages offered by the system having to do with the coverage of works and the ability to choose when and under what terms a collective licence can be offered.