IFRRO, the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations, is the main international network of collective management organisations and creators’ and publishers’ associations in the text and image spheres. We work to protect and enable easy legal access to copyright material.

Successful conference organised by the Uganda Reproduction Rights Organisation (URRO)

Last updated on: Wed, 01/08/2018 - 17:34

The Uganda Reproduction Rights Organisation (URRO) was incorporated in 2010 and became a member of IFRRO in February 2014. It acts on behalf of authors and publishers of literary works to protect copyright, license users of protected literary works, collect fees, distribute royalties and contribute to the fight against book piracy in Uganda.

Government of Zambia urges users of copyright-protected works to take up licences offered by ZARRSO

Last updated on: Mon, 30/07/2018 - 18:07

IFRRO and ZARRSO are pleased to announce that St Dominic Major Seminary University is the latest university to sign a collective licence with ZARRSO. The licence enables broad and legal access to copyright-protected works for all their staff and students.

Legal notice: settlement agreement between Copibec and Université Laval

Last updated on: Thu, 19/07/2018 - 13:19

Copibec and Université Laval have announced on June 19 that they have reached a settlement agreement. A legal notice has been published on Copibec’s website. The settlement of over three million Canadian dollars is to be approved by Québec’s Superior Court later in September. 

IFRRO participates in Norcode Regional Training Program for Asia

Last updated on: Wed, 04/07/2018 - 16:25

The Norwegian Copyright Development Association (Norcode) regularly organises training programs for representatives of CMOs and Copyright Offices in different regions.copyright-1.jpg
Some of the participants in the training ©Nabin Babu Gurung, Street Nepal

IFRRO at the ARIPO’s second Symposium on Copyright and Related Rights

Last updated on: Wed, 04/07/2018 - 16:12

On 12-13 June, ARIPO held its second Symposium on Copyright and Related Rights at their headquarters in Harare, Zimbabwe.aripo_june_2018_1.jpgParticipants from eighteen African countries and from ARIPO’s partners such as IFRRO, WIPO, CISAC, and IPA also attended the meetings.

IFRRO steps up its work in the Balkans

Last updated on: Thu, 28/06/2018 - 11:33

IFRRO is increasing its involvement in the Balkans where a number of countries have witnessed accelerating economic development in recent years. img-20180426-wa0003-edit.jpg
IPOM-WIPO Sub-regional seminar on 26 April © Anita Huss

IFRRO urges MEPs to support JURI Committee Copyright report

Last updated on: Tue, 26/06/2018 - 15:12

IFRRO has today urged Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to support the Parliament’s Legal Affairs (“JURI”) Committee report on the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, adopted on 20 June, as the mandate for the upcoming trialogue negotiations with the Council and the European Commission.  

IFRRO, IPA and PLS at the Seoul International book fair 

Last updated on: Mon, 25/06/2018 - 14:55

At the invitation of the Korean Publishers Association (KPA), IFRRO, IPA and PLS joined forces to present a seminar on the importance of copyright to the publishing industry as part of the international seminar program at the Seoul International book fairimg_4528.jpg

In Australia creators are demanding to NSW Government to pay copyright fees

Last updated on: Mon, 25/06/2018 - 14:48

According to The Daily Telegraph, high profile creators such as best seller author Tara Moss and singer Jimmy Barnes are demanding that the Government of New South Wales (NSW) pays to thousands of writers, photographers and illustrators over seven millions of dollars owed to them in copyright fees due to the use of their works.

Copibec and Université Laval reach an agreement concerning copyright fees

Last updated on: Mon, 25/06/2018 - 14:38

IFRRO’s Canadian RRO member, Copibec, recently announced through a press release that a friendly agreement with the Université Laval concerning the payment of copyright fees related to research and teaching activities in the educational institution has been reached. The agreement however, is subject to the approval of the Court and the exact terms will be communicated once the Court has had the chance to examine them.