In early December 2017, the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC), announced the call for nominations for the ABC International Excellence Award 2018 for Accessible Publishing. The award recognizes outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications for persons who are print disabled. The deadline for nominations expires on Friday, January 26, 2018.
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.
The Accessible Books Consortium seeks coordinator and continues receiving nominations for the ABC International Excellence Award 2018
IFRRO participates in WIPO High Level Conference on the publishing industry in Africa
IFRRO’s CEO Caroline Morgan, WIPO’s Sylvie Forbin, Kevin Fitzgerald, Carole Croella and Sherine Greiss, Ministers of Culture of Cameroon, Chad and Ghana © Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères
IFRRO World Congress 2017: Roundtable on educational licensing
Participants in the Roundtable © Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères
CLA applies for Extended Collective Licensing
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
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. ©REPRONIG
Original, the RRO in Bosnia and Herzegovina, receives a licence to operate
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
Copyright Agency takes NSW Government to the Copyright Tribunal
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
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
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.