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.

Online infringement hurts: interviews with Australian creators

Last updated on: Thu, 29/01/2015 - 09:31

Australian creators have been severely affected both financially and creatively by the widespread use of digital distribution models according to research by Melissa de Zwart, Professor, Adelaide Law School at University of Adelaide. Professor Zwart conducted interviews with a variety of creators in late 2014 about their attitudes to copyright and digital distribution.

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Deloitte: Print is alive and well - at least for books

Last updated on: Mon, 26/01/2015 - 10:58

In its annual Technology, Media and Telecommunications Predictions report, Deloitte Australia predicts that in 2015 print will represent more than 80 percent of all book sales in dollars worldwide. 

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Uganda: International Standard Book Number Helps Authors, Readers Identify Publications

Last updated on: Fri, 23/01/2015 - 11:17

According to an article in IP Watch, ISBNs are playing a crucial role in Uganda in helping authors and readers identify publications and therefore facilitating copyright management.

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CJEU rules that exhaustion only applies to the tangible medium of a work

Last updated on: Thu, 22/01/2015 - 15:20

The CJEU’s decision of 22 January 2015 in Case C-419/13, Art&Allposters v. Stichting Pictoright, followed a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Dutch Supreme Court.

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CJEU confirms "accessibility criterion" in online copyright infringement cases

Last updated on: Thu, 22/01/2015 - 15:13

On 22 January 2015, the CJEU also issued its ruling in Case C-441/13, Pez Hejduk v EnergieAgentur, following a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Handelsgericht Wien (Austria) on the jurisdiction / recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters. 

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MEP Julia Reda’s report on the implementation of Directive 2001/29/EC

Last updated on: Tue, 20/01/2015 - 09:43

The draft report on the implementation of the EU Information Society Directive 2001/29/EC, drafted by Julia Reda, Member of the European Parliament, has been published on her website, together with a list of amendments tabled to it. The report will be presented on 20 January 2015 to the European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee (the meeting will be streamed).

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CCC Open Access Round table calls for simple standard processes for OA ecosystem

Last updated on: Fri, 16/01/2015 - 09:28

A report on an Open Access Roundtable Hosted by Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) concludes that the current approach to APC management is highly fragmented and undermined by differences of approach between nations and academic disciplines but opportunities exist to overcome many of the issues through improvements in data-sharing and development of common identifiers and vocabularies.

The need to work collaboratively towards a common goal is encapsulated in the following statement that was agreed to at the close of the event:

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EU Court of Justice decides that the owner of an online database not protected by copyright or the sui generis right may limit its use contractually

Last updated on: Thu, 15/01/2015 - 15:50

On 15 January 2015, the CJEU issued its decision in Case C-30/14, Ryanair v. PR Aviation, a reference for a preliminary ruling from The Netherlands seeking clarification as regards the EU Database Directive 96/9.

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Creative industries are boosting UK economy

Last updated on: Wed, 14/01/2015 - 14:27

In a report released on 13 January 2015 by the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the contribution of creative industries to the UK economy has been measured in terms of employment, added value and exports.

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New Offerings for Canadian Colleges & Universities from Access Copyright

Last updated on: Tue, 13/01/2015 - 11:55

Canadian RRO, Access Copyright, has announced new offerings and related services for Canadian Colleges & Universities, available beginning July 1, 2015.

The new offerings deliver pre-cleared permission to copy up to 20% of a covered publication and include a Premium service that incorporates a single flat price per FTE (full time equivalent) and the lightest reporting requirements.

More details available from Access Copyright


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