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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.

CEDRO and Huawei reach an agreement for the news aggregation services 

Last updated on: Wed, 05/08/2020 - 11:18

Javier Corrales, Director General of CEDRO, IFRRO’s RRO member in Spain, announced recently that the CMO and Huawei Technologies, the Chinese multinational technology company, had reached an agreement. This

First e-meeting of IFRRO’s African Members

Last updated on: Wed, 29/07/2020 - 15:47

On the 23rd of July, IFRRO’s CMO members from all across Africa met in a virtual setting. The meeting was also attended by ARIPO, CISAC, OAPI, WIPO, observer CMOs from Benin, Namibia and Zanzibar, CLA, CCC, IFRRO’s First and Second Vice Presidents, and the IFRRO Secretariat. 

Book piracy: IFRRO and the rightsholders community take action

Last updated on: Fri, 17/07/2020 - 09:57

Piracy and counterfeiting of intellectual property has always been a major concern to those who create and publish works. In recent months, with economies closing down and people staying home, the publishing sector has seen an increase in online piracy.

IFRRO re-launches Content for Education website

Last updated on: Thu, 09/07/2020 - 10:13

IFRRO has today re-launched its Content for Education (C4E) website in light of the ongoing work by EU Member States to implement the EU’s Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“DSM”) Directive into national law.

South Africa’s President refers the copyright bills to Parliament

Last updated on: Tue, 30/06/2020 - 11:37

Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of the Republic of South Africa, has referred the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill back to the National Assembly.

Cultural and creative sectors call on EU Member States for strong support measures to help recovery from crisis

Last updated on: Tue, 23/06/2020 - 13:15

IFRRO and some of its members are among the 99 organisations from across the cultural and creative sector that have signed a letter calling for strong and systemic support measures at EU and national level to help the sector’s recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.

CDR signs an agreement with ASCUN, an organisation representing over 80 universities

Last updated on: Wed, 17/06/2020 - 11:44

IFRRO’s Colombian RRO member, CDR (Centro Colombiano de Derechos Reprográficos) announced the signing of an agreement with ASCUN (Asociación Colombiana de Universidades), which represents 88 Colombian universities.

Mexico: private copying bill will benefit writers and publishers

Last updated on: Wed, 17/06/2020 - 15:28

The Mexican Congress is currently reviewing a bill that would establish private copying compensation in the country. The draft amendments to the legislation have been the subject of a number of meetings and online events at the Chamber of Deputies, despite the impact of the pandemic of COVID-19. Once the Chamber of Deputies is satisfied with the Bill, it will move to the Mexican Senate.

Copibec expands DONA, its platform for downloading digital books for students with special needs

Last updated on: Fri, 22/05/2020 - 10:07

IFRRO’s RRO member in Quebec, Copibec, announced the expansion of DONA (Documents numériques accessibles/Accessible digital documents), a new platform for downloading digital books adapted to students with visual and other disabilities.Frédérique Couette ©Copibec Frédérique Couette ©Copibec 

CEDRO's fight against online piracy results in the blockage of 122 Telegram channels

Last updated on: Thu, 14/05/2020 - 21:09

CEDRO, IFRRO’s Spanish RRO member, successfully blocked 122 Telegram channels, with more than 380,000 users, where thousands of pirated copies of books, newspapers and magazines were shared. Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service similar to WhatsApp and Viber and given the average size of written works files, they were shared easily in the platform.