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.
Australia’s amended Copyright Act in force
Last updated on: Tue, 01/09/2015 - 11:25
The recent Australian Copyright Amendment (Online Infringement) Act 2015 received Royal Assent on June 26, 2015, and came into force on June 27, 2015. It amends the Australian Copyright Act 1968, allowing copyright owners to apply to the Federal Court of Australia for an injunction requiring carriage service providers to disable access to an online location outside Australia, which infringes (or facilitates the infringement of) copyright.
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Thailand’s new Copyright Act in force
Last updated on: Wed, 26/08/2015 - 18:06
Thailand's Copyright Act (No. 2) B.E. 2558 (2015) was published in the Royal Gazette on February 5, 2015, and came into force on August 4, 2015. The Act introduces amendments to the Copyright Act B.E.Read more
Do Copyright and Human Rights go together?
Last updated on: Tue, 25/08/2015 - 15:43
The International Publishers Association (IPA) has published a special report on Copyright and Human Rights, giving the legal background and providing insights from creators.Read more
Draft proposal for a Directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets)
Last updated on: Tue, 25/08/2015 - 10:40
The European Parliament’s Legal Affairs Committee recently voted on the draft proposal for a Directive on the protection of undisclosed know-how and business information (trade secrets) against their unlawful acquisition, use and disclosure.
EC public consultation on the review of the EU Satellite and Cable Directive
Last updated on: Tue, 25/08/2015 - 08:49
On 24 August 2015, the European Commission opened a public consultation on the review of the EU Directive 93/83/EEC of 27 September 1993 on the coordination of certain rules concerning copyright and rights related to copyright applicable to satellite broadcasting and cable retransmission (“Cable and Satellite Directive”; here). The official press release is available here.Read more
IFRRO submission on US Mass Digitalization consultation
Last updated on: Thu, 20/08/2015 - 10:38
IFRRO has responded positively to the US Copyright Office’s mass digitization consultation. The IFRRO submission supports the Copyright Office’s proposed approach, that ways to facilitate large-scale digitisation of copyright works be explored through a pilot program, which involves relevant stakeholders.Read more
Peruvian IP Office teaches students to respect Copyright
Last updated on: Thu, 20/08/2015 - 10:19
During 2013 and 2014, the Peruvian IP Office (INDECOPI) launched a copyright awareness programme as part of the Commission to Combat Piracy and Customs Crimes (CLCDAP). The programme, with the theme ‘I decide, I respect: rejection of piracy and respect for intellectual property’” was targeted at pupils in their 4th and 5th year of secondary school and reached around 50,000 students in both public and private schools. By raising awareness the talks cover “the scope of copyright and the contribution of creativity and cultural industries to the country’s economic development”.Read more
IPA appoints José Borghino as new Secretary General
Last updated on: Tue, 18/08/2015 - 09:02
José Borghino has been appointed to the position of Secretary General at the International Publishers Association (IPA) replacing Jens Bammel. Mr Borghino has been the IPA’s Policy Director Since joining the organisation in 2013 and came to the IPA from the Australian Publishers Association where he served as Manager of Industry Representation.Read more
EC public consultation on contract rules for online purchases of digital content and tangible goods
Last updated on: Mon, 17/08/2015 - 13:45
The European Commission has opened a public consultation on contract rules for online purchases of digital content and tangible goods (deadline: 3 September 2015).
The purpose of this consultation is to collect interested parties' views “on the possible ways forward to remove contract law obstacles related to the online purchases of digital content and tangible goods”. According to the Commission, this consultation does not aim at addressing copyright-related issues; this will be subject to a separate course of action.Read more
CADRA, the Argentinean RRO, signs licensing agreements with three more universities
Last updated on: Mon, 10/08/2015 - 15:57
CADRA has recently signed licensing agreements with three universities on the usages of published works: Universidad Nacional de Misiones, Universidad Nacional de San Juan and Universidad Champagnat (Mendoza).Read more
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