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.

DALRO Copyright Conference demonstrates the value of licensing

Last updated on: Wed, 13/11/2019 - 10:52

On 30 August, the Dramatic, Artistic and Literary Rights Organisation of South Africa (DALRO) organised a one-day conference for its higher education licensees.


Professor Ngubane opening the conference © IFRRO

IFRRO attends the meeting of CISAC’s African Committee

Last updated on: Mon, 14/10/2019 - 10:32

At the invitation of Samuel Sangwa, CISAC’s Regional Director for Africa, IFRRO participated in the meeting of CISAC’s societies in Africa hosted by the Organisme Tunisien du Droit d’Auteur et des Droits Voisin (OTDAV) on 16-17 July 2019 in Tunis.


The CISAC African Committee, observers, and Tunisian officials © CISAC

IFRRO develops new partnerships in the Gulf region

Last updated on: Fri, 06/09/2019 - 10:55

Building on the establishment of the first Collective Management Organisation in the Gulf region, IFRRO visited the Sultanate of Oman in July to develop partnerships with the six members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC).

img-20190710-wa0020.jpgAll participants © GCC/USPTO

WIPO Pan-African meeting discusses exceptions and limitations to copyright

Last updated on: Mon, 24/06/2019 - 10:00

On 12-13 June, representatives from 45 African countries gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss how to facilitate good access to copyright-protected works in libraries, educational institutions, museums and archives. They concluded that the first priority must be to work on their own national laws to take advantage of the flexibilities inherent in the copyright framework, by sharing experiences.wipo-nairobi.jpgThe IAF, IFJ, IFRRO and IPA delegations

IFRRO welcomes two new members

Last updated on: Fri, 21/06/2019 - 10:25

IFRRO is pleased to welcome the Copyright Society of Tanzania (COSOTA) as a Provisional RRO member and PICSEL (UK) as a Creator and Publisher Association member.

IFRRO now has 152 members from more than 80 countries.

NORCODE Training in Ghana

Last updated on: Fri, 21/06/2019 - 10:16

In May 2019 the Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE) organised the second African two-week training program on collective management of copyright with 15 countries from across Africa in attendance.group_photo_accra.jpgParticipants and experts © NORCODE

IFRRO visits the Armenian IPO and speaks at a WIPO regional workshop

Last updated on: Fri, 21/06/2019 - 09:59

On 20 May 2019, IFRRO met in Yerevan with Kristine Hambaryan, Deputy Head of the Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Armenia (AIPA). They discussed how to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations as there is, at the moment in Armenia, no collective management of rights in place in the text and image sector.armenia-photo.jpgSpeakers at the regional workshop © AIPA

IFRRO speaks at IPQuorum 2019 conference in Russia

Last updated on: Fri, 31/05/2019 - 10:58

On 10-12 April, IFRRO attended and spoke at the second edition of the IPQuorum conference in Kaliningrad, Russia.a8a9653c_002.jpg
One of the panel discussions with speakers from CWWCS and the IFRRO Secretariat © IPQuorum press service

IFRRO members around the globe marked the occasion of World IP day in a number of different ways

Last updated on: Mon, 27/05/2019 - 20:20

In Africa, in Côte d’Ivoire, BURIDA held a conference “Copyright and digital rights management: the future”, where topics such as the monetization of works on digital platforms, electronic payments of royalties and online works management were discussed.ipday2019-poster-landscape-e.png

CLASS hosts IFRRO’s Asia Pacific Committee in Singapore

Last updated on: Fri, 17/05/2019 - 13:37

The IFRRO Asia Pacific Committee met in Singapore on 25 and 26 April, hosted by CLASS, IFRRO’s member in Singapore. ifrro_apc_class.jpg©CLASS