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.
New ruling of the Court of Justice of the EU on fair compensation for private copying
Last updated on: Thu, 28/04/2016 - 14:23
Getty Images files EU complaint against Google Images
Last updated on: Thu, 28/04/2016 - 14:19
World IP Day 2016 – Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined
Last updated on: Tue, 26/04/2016 - 09:24
Today, April 26, is World Intellectual Property Day. The theme is “Digital Creativity: Culture Reimagined” and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) is promoting a discussion of the role of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity. It has described the challenge of a flexible, adaptive intellectual property system to help ensure that the artists and creative industries in our digital universe can be properly paid for their work, so they can keep creating.Read more
IFRRO and WIPO support new Collective Management Organisation (CMO) in Senegal
Last updated on: Mon, 25/04/2016 - 09:52
On 18-20 April, IFRRO and WIPO coorganised seminars and a conference to support SODAV, the new multi-disciplinary CMO in Senegal, which will also administer collectively reprography and certain other rights in text and image works sector.
Conference participants surrounding the Minister of Culture and Communication of Senegal - photo Daniel GomezRead more
What are Publishers for? – Michael Fraser challenges today’s misconceptions on copyright
Last updated on: Thu, 21/04/2016 - 10:22
In a powerful Charles Clarke Memorial Lecture, Professor Michael Fraser, Faculty of Law at the University of Technology, Sydney, asserted copyright’s role as a champion of freedom of expression, a gateway to public access to culture and creativity and an enabler of high quality professional original works.
Ireland implements CRM Directive
Last updated on: Tue, 19/04/2016 - 13:57
The Irish Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation has signed a new Statutory Instrument, implementing the European CRM Directive (Directive 2014/26/EU).
There will also be further regulations from the Controller of Patents as to the details of the Compliance Statement and any amendments to the annual registration process and ICLA is currently working through the SI to evaluate what changes to the structure of the organisation and to the workflow are required.Read more
US Supreme Court Declines to Review Fair Use Finding in Book Copying Case Against Google
Last updated on: Tue, 19/04/2016 - 09:16
The U.S. Supreme Court has refuse to review the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Authors Guild v. Google, a copyright infringement case originally filed in 2005. This leaves standing the Second Circuit’s unprecedented expansion of the fair use doctrine—holding that Google’s copying and providing access to some 4 million copyrighted books for profit-making purposes was a fair use. With only seven justices voting whether or not to grant review (Justice Kagan recused herself), the petition faced an uphill battle to gain the four votes necessary for a grant of review.Read more
Piracy of leisure books in Spain in 2015
Last updated on: Mon, 18/04/2016 - 13:31
ZARRSO signs new licensing agreement
Last updated on: Mon, 18/04/2016 - 13:09
The Zambian RRO ZARRSO has signed another licensing agreement. The Agreement was signed on 15 April 2016 with Zambia Centre for Accountancy Studies (ZCAS) an institution with 2500 students and 70 lecturers. Although there was no formal signing ceremony, both parties executed the agreement and ZARRSO awaits payment as per the issued invoice for the year 2016.Read more
The Accessible Books Consortium announces the winners of the International Excellence Award 2016
Last updated on: Wed, 13/04/2016 - 15:34
Elsevier won in the publisher category, whilst the Action on Disability Rights and Development (ADRAD), an NGO, and the DK Braille Concept Development Team (part of Penguin Random House) won in the project initiative category.
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