On 27, 28 and 29 November, IFRRO, WIPO, and the Bureau Béninois du Droit d’Auteur (BUBEDRA) joined forces to launch a new initiative to implement the collective management of reprography in seven countries in North and West Africa.The participants at the conference © BUBEDRA
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.
Benin: successful launch for the new IFRRO-WIPO project in North and West Africa
Copyright Board of Canada certifies tariffs for post-secondary institutions
IFRRO welcomes the long awaited decision by the Copyright Board of Canada (see here) concerning copying by post-secondary institutions in Canada (excluding Québec). In its decision, the Board certified two tariffs, each for the periods of 2011-2014, and 2015-2017, and based the rates on the licenses that Access Copyright had offered during the periods in question which, as the Board notes, were “reflective of a functioning market and market price”.
IFRRO welcomes new members
In 2020, IFRRO was pleased to welcome the following new members to our community: COSOTA, ONDA, ORPCG, PICSEL, Stichting Leenrecht and UPRAVIS. These new members bring IFRRO’s membership to 155. Following is some further information about each of the new members.
IFRRO at the meeting of the Council of Cerlalc in Paris
On 20 November, newly elected IFRRO Director Javier Díaz de Olarte (CEDRO) participated in a meeting of the Council of Cerlalc (the Regional Center for the Promotion of Books in Latin America and the Caribbean, an organization set up under the auspices of UNESCO), in Paris.
Burkina Faso: journalists and press publishers to start receiving collective licensing revenues
On 27 November, BBDA, IFRRO’s RRO member in Burkina Faso, announced that journalists, press publishers and press agencies would soon start to receive revenues stemming from the secondary uses of their works.
Egypt: IFRRO joins WIPO for regional and national meetings
On 10, 11 and 12 November, IFRRO was in Cairo, Egypt to participate in the WIPO Regional Meeting for Heads of Copyright Offices in the Arab Region and a WIPO Copyright Workshop.
WIPO´s Sylvie Forbin, experts and colleagues at the Copyright Workshop ©IFRRO
The Role of Collective Licensing, publication by IPA
A recent publication by the International Publishers Association (IPA), “The Role of Collective Licensing” (see here), authored by Olav Stokkmo, will be of great interest to the IFRRO community.
NORCODE Training in Vietnam
In November 2019 the Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE) organized its second two-week training program in Asia, with the attendance of participants from 11 countries in the region and the participation of the Chair of the Asia Pacific Committee, Sarah Tran (Copyright Agency).Participants and experts ©NORCODE
IFRRO members adopt a Resolution on Controlled Digital Lending
At its recent General Assembly Meeting, held in Edinburgh on 6 November 2019, IFRRO members passed a Resolution expressing their opposition to Controlled Digital Lending (CDL), a legal theory used to justify the digitalization and unremunerated online distribution of printed works from around the world by the Internet Archive and its library partners.
IFRRO World Congress and Annual General Meeting 2019
IFRRO’s World Congress (IWC) and Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019 hosted by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), IFRRO’s RRO member in the United Kingdom, ran from 4-7 November in Edinburgh, UK.
IFRRO's Annual General Meeting 2019 ©IFRRO