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.

CLA announces transformation of reading list and course material market 

Last updated on: Wed, 13/09/2017 - 10:29

On a press release from IFRRO’s member, Copyright Licensing Agency, the RRO in the United Kingdom, it was announced that thanks to an agreement, together with PTFS Europe and Kortext, they will be working towards the transformation of the reading list and course materials market for universities and students globally.

Quebec’s RRO class action against Université Laval: legal notice issued

Last updated on: Tue, 12/09/2017 - 15:57

As part of the class action of Copibec against Université Laval, a legal notice to members has been issued. Authors and publishers worldwide are invited to read it and share with their networks.
The notice can be consulted on Copibec’s website
The developments related to this class action will be updated regularly on Copibec’s website.

Nearly 400 new members for CEDRO since January 2017 

Last updated on: Tue, 12/09/2017 - 15:02

During the first semester of 2017, CEDRO, the Spanish RRO in membership of IFRRO, has welcomed nearly 400 new members. Their membership is made of 21.789 authors and 2.081 publishers. CEDRO’s author members include writers, translators and journalists. For what concerns their publisher members, the membership include a wide range of published works and topics. Their catalogue includes books, newspapers and magazines and music sheets. 

CADRA signs new licences

Last updated on: Mon, 04/09/2017 - 13:22

CADRA, the Argentinean RRO in membersip of IFRRO, reported recently the signing of three new licencing agreements with the universities of the Cuyo region. The licensees are the Catholic University of Cuyo with three campuses; the Faculty of Law of the National University of Cuyo and the Faculty of Social Sciences of the National University of San Juan. 

ZARRSO signs licensing agreement with the Zambian Ministry of Higher Education

Last updated on: Mon, 28/08/2017 - 11:40

On 16 August 2017 the Zambian RRO, ZARRSO, signed a licensing agreement with the Ministry of Higher Education of Zambia, covering the reproductions of works carried out in all public higher learning institutions in Zambia. zarrso_2017.jpg© Kenneth Musamvu

IFRRO African Development Committee meets in Johannesburg, South Africa

Last updated on: Fri, 04/08/2017 - 13:18

On 25 and 26 July, twelve members of the IFRRO African Development Committee (ADC) met in Johannesburg together with representatives of ARIPO, OAPI, and the IFRRO Secretariat.

Photo: Caroline Morgan

CLASS signs licence agreement with the Singapore University of Social Sciences

Last updated on: Fri, 04/08/2017 - 12:55

On a press release issued recently, CLASS, IFRRO’s member in Singapore, stated that a new licence agreement with the Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) had been reached, while the RRO has also renewed agreements with all government universities.

Swedish Patent and Market Court decision on Bildupphovsrätt vs Wikimedia Sweden

Last updated on: Sun, 23/07/2017 - 11:19

On 6 July, the Swedish Patent and Market Court ruled in favour of Bildupphovsrätt in the lawsuit against Wikimedia Sweden. The Court established that Wikimedia Sweden’s online publication of an image database

CLNZ releases 2016 report

Last updated on: Thu, 13/07/2017 - 11:30

IFRRO’s member in New Zealand, CLNZ, has recently released its 2016 report. The report highlights their 2016 achievements - which include the implementation of WISE (Web based IFRRO standard Software Environment), the IFRRO standard software for RROs, for managing the electronic usage data provided by universities and for distributions. The implementation of WISE has led to innovation and efficiency in CLNZ’s operations.

Federal Court of Canada decision on the case Access Copyright vs York University 

Last updated on: Thu, 20/07/2017 - 15:24

On July 12, a judgment was issued in Access Copyright vs York University. The Court ruled against Toronto’s York University for copyright infringement.