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 applies for Extended Collective Licensing 

Last updated on: Sun, 10/12/2017 - 11:23

IFRRO’s RRO member, Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), has recently applied to the UK Government to operate an Extended Collective Licensing Scheme (ECL).

REPRONIG organises a National Conference on Quality Education 

Last updated on: Fri, 08/12/2017 - 13:01

On 27 November, the Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG), in collaboration with the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU), organised a National Conference on Quality Education: Access and Rights Management in Nigeria. group_photo_1_edited.jpg©REPRONIG

Original, the RRO in Bosnia and Herzegovina, receives a licence to operate

Last updated on: Thu, 07/12/2017 - 14:34

In November 2017 the Institute for Intellectual Property of Bosnia and Herzegovina approved the request of the Bosnian RRO, Original, for a license for the collective management of rights for private and other internal use of written works. With this decision, the IPO acknowledges that Original fulfilled the legal requirements for the collective management of rights for private and other internal uses of written works and is the only organisation that can collectively manage this right on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

IFRRO welcomes three new members

Last updated on: Wed, 29/11/2017 - 10:37

At its Annual General Meeting in Tokyo, IFRRO welcomed three new members: ASCRL (United States) and EGITIM YAYBIR (Turkey) in the category of RRO member and VISDA (Denmark) as a Creator and Publisher Association Member.

Copyright Agency takes NSW Government to the Copyright Tribunal 

Last updated on: Wed, 29/11/2017 - 10:23

After it failed to pay a fair rate for using copyright material for five years, the NSW Government has been taking to the Copyright Tribunal by Copyright Agency, our Australian member. Copyright Agency represents the copyright and licensing interests of thousands of authors, publishers, photographers, media and content creators. 

A resolution on restoring fair compensation to creators of content in Canada, adopted at the IFRRO Annual General Meeting 2017 

Last updated on: Wed, 29/11/2017 - 10:20

Adopted by its Annual General Meeting 2017 in Tokyo, IFRRO members agreed unanimously on a resolution concerning the restoration of fair compensation to content creators in Canada. The resolution urges the Canadian Government to restore fair compensation to creators of content, for the use of their works in education as part of the upcoming copyright review.

At its AGM, IFRRO adopts a resolution on the need to modify the remuneration system for Public Lending Right in Spain 

Last updated on: Wed, 29/11/2017 - 10:06

A resolution on the need to modify the remuneration system for Public Lending Right (PLR) in Spain was adopted at the IFRRO Annual General Meeting 2017. Through the resolution, IFRRO urges the Spanish government to establish a coherent system for the management of PLR in that country since the current remuneration system for authors, for the lending of their works in libraries is inefficient and unworkable. The system as it is nowadays, harms Spanish authors, and also authors from other countries, whose works are lent by Spanish libraries.

IFRRO AGM adopts resolution on copyright exceptions

Last updated on: Mon, 04/12/2017 - 16:53

At IFRRO's Annual General Meeting in Tokyo this month, a resolution concerning copyright exceptions was adopted urging European Union decision-makers currently scrutinising the proposed Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market to fully consider the consequences for authors and publishers in the text and image sector.

IFRRO Annual General Meeting 2017: new members, strategic plan, resolutions adopted by the AGM and elections

Last updated on: Thu, 16/11/2017 - 12:44

On Wednesday 8 November, over 170 delegates attended the IFRRO Annual General Meeting 2017. img_3533.jpgThe meeting was chaired by Rainer Just, President of the IFRRO Board, offered an overview on IFRRO activities during the last year, including finances, membership and administrative changes.

IFRRO World Congress and International Conference 2017: transformation as the driving force of our community

Last updated on: Thu, 16/11/2017 - 12:09

In the week of 6- 9 November, over 190 attendees from 70 member organisations, plus special guests and speakers, gathered at the occasion of the IFRRO World Congress 2017 in Tokyo, img_3493.jpghosted by our Japanese member JAC (Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance).