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.
Marrakesh Treaty comes into force with 20th signature - from Canada
Last updated on: Thu, 30/06/2016 - 15:18
Canada deposited its Marrakesh Treaty accession instrument today. The Marrakesh Treaty now has twenty members, which is the number needed for the Treaty to come into force. That will happen after a three-month period, on September 30, 2016.Read more
Christian Roblin receives the highest French honour: la Légion d'Honneur.
Last updated on: Thu, 30/06/2016 - 08:24
Christian Roblin, managing director of Sofia, has been awarded the insignia of Chevalier in the French National Order of the Legion of Honour in recognition of his valuable contribution to the cultural influence of writers and publishers and the defence of copyright. The award was presented by Charles Vallée, Professor Emeritus of Law and former president of the famous French legal publishing company Dalloz, to his former right-hand man.
Nigerian Copyright Commission and National Universities Commission partner on Copyright Law Enforcement
Last updated on: Wed, 29/06/2016 - 08:26
The Nigerian National Universities Commission (NUC) is ready to partner with the Nigerian Copyright Commission (NCC) to ensure that Nigerian Universities comply with copyright laws on published materials, the Executive Secretary, NUC, Professor Julius Okojie has announced. The statement came during a visit to the Commission by NCC Director General Mr. Afam Ezekude and other consultants from outside Nigeria including Mr. David Uwemedimo, Director WIPO Copyright Infrastructure Division, and Mr Jim Alexander, International Copyright Consultant and former IFRRO Vice President.Read more
58 Members of the European Parliament sign open letter on liability of online platforms
Last updated on: Tue, 21/06/2016 - 13:22
Authors and publishers struggling in wake of Canadian copyright reform
Last updated on: Mon, 20/06/2016 - 16:13
In an article with CBC News, John Degen, Executive Director of the Writers' Union of Canada, claims that the changes in Canadian copyright law are reducing the income and output of authors and leading to the exclusion of local texts in schools in favour of cheaper or free foreign works. 80% of authors earn less than the poverty line from their writing and publishers are struggling to survive, especially in the educational field.Read more
IFRRO sends letter to the Ministry of Culture in Uruguay about legislative changes and the negative impact for authors and publishers
Last updated on: Mon, 20/06/2016 - 11:02
Belgium: draft government bill on reprography could threaten the future of authors and publishers
Last updated on: Fri, 17/06/2016 - 13:05
A draft bill has been presented by the Belgian Government on 9 June to amend the legal framework for reprography. According to Reprobel, the Belgian RRO in membership of IFRRO, the bill, if it is not amended, would be a “serious threat to the future of authors and publishers”.Read more
Advocate General to the CJEU delivers his opinion in case related to e-lending in libraries
Last updated on: Thu, 16/06/2016 - 15:18
On 16 June 2016, Advocate General to the Court of Justice of the European Union Maciej Szpunar delivered his opinion in Case C-174/15 (Vereniging Openbare Bibliotheken v Stichting Leenrecht).
IFRRO’s submission to the European Commission’s consultation on a publisher’s neighbouring right
Last updated on: Wed, 15/06/2016 - 17:18
IFRRO’s submission to the European Commission’s consultation on the ‘freedom of panorama’ exception
Last updated on: Wed, 15/06/2016 - 17:14