IFRRO advocates for copyright, collective management and the creative sector. We believe that strong copyright protection underpins a vibrant creative sector and builds and maintains cultural diversity. We advocate for copyright owners’ rights, we highlight licensing solutions, including collective management and we support fair remuneration for authors and publishers for the lending, reproduction and communication of their works.

We engage with international and regional governmental organisations with responsibility for copyright policy and the creative sector, educating and informing about the solutions to the mass use of text and images offered by collective management organisations. These organisations include global bodies such as WIPO and UNESCO, where IFRRO has observer status. It also includes regional bodies such as UEMOA, OAPI, ARIPO in Africa, Cerlalc in Latin America.

IFRRO also advocates for its members and the creative sector vis-à-vis the European Union institutions, stressing the importance of the cultural and creative sector, and the role of collective management organisations in securing fair remuneration for authors and publishers.

We also support our members in national law reform, making submissions on draft legislation, contributing to government reviews and enquiries.

In this work we collaborate with representative organisations of authors, visual artists and publishers, internationally, in Europe, in other regions and nationally.

Read some of IFRRO's responses to recent regional and national public consultations: