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.

UK's DACS distributes £16.7 million in royalties

Last updated on: Mon, 29/08/2016 - 09:10

According to its latest Annual Report, DACS, the UK visual artists’ rights management organisation, distributed a record £16.7 million in royalties to over 26,000 artists and estates in 2015.  This represents an increase of 11% since the previous year. The number of artists and estates who benefitted increased from 19,000 to 26,000.

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CJEU: Request for a preliminary ruling on private copying and cloud services

Last updated on: Thu, 25/08/2016 - 11:22

On 12 May 2016, an Italian tribunal, the Tribunale ordinario di Torino, has submitted a request for a preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). Two questions have been referred to the Court, relating to the private copying of videos in the cloud and the lawfulness of a national legislation allowing such private copying through a compulsory licencing scheme:
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Algeria and Nigeria chosen to host the WIPO External Offices in Africa

Last updated on: Tue, 23/08/2016 - 11:26

According to a statement issued by the Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Algeria and Nigeria are the two countries that have been chosen to host the future WIPO External Offices in Africa as a result of a vote held in Geneva on 4 August 2016.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), based in Geneva, currently has five External Offices in Beijing, Moscow, Singapore, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.
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Australian Copyright Agency chair: We must pay our creative people their due

Last updated on: Thu, 18/08/2016 - 10:16

Copyright Agency Chair, Mr Kim Williams, has delivered a speech to the Melbourne Press Club and published an oped in a major Australian newspaper – The Age - that slams the Productivity Commission's report into Australia's intellectual property and copyright arrangements which was delivered in May.

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Mexican Supreme Court of Justice rules on legislation relevant to the implementation of the Marrakesh Treaty

Last updated on: Thu, 11/08/2016 - 10:51

On 18 March 2015, modifications to the Copyright Legislation in Mexico were made with the aim of adapting the existing legislation to the Marrakesh Treaty and the publication of texts for Persons who are blind, visually impaired or otherwise print disabled.
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New criminal justice system in Mexico

Last updated on: Wed, 03/08/2016 - 09:41

According to an article published in the newsletter of our Mexican member, CeMPro, a new criminal justice system is now in place in that country. 
The new system replaces one where each federative entity (state) had its own criminal legislation and procedures.
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IFJ launches solidarity campaign with Turkish journalists

Last updated on: Tue, 02/08/2016 - 13:47

The International and European Federation of Journalists (IFJ and EFJ) have launched a solidarity campaign with the Turkish journalists following the new attacks on press freedom and human rights in Turkey since the coup attempt on 15 July.

Details of the campaign can be found here.

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Caroline Morgan becomes successor of Olav Stokkmo as CEO of IFRRO

Last updated on: Fri, 29/07/2016 - 13:11

IFRRO is pleased to announce that Caroline Morgan will become the new CEO and Secretary General of IFRRO from the 4th of November 2016, following the IFRRO World Congress in Amsterdam.

Caroline works as General Manager at Copyright Agency l Viscopy in Sydney, Australia. She has been part of the IFRRO family and its network for a number of years and currently chairs the Asia/Pacific Committee and the Legal Issues Forum of IFRRO.
Caroline will start with IFRRO on 1 October, and she will have a one month’s handover with current CEO Olav Stokkmo.

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New CLA licensing solution to transform digitisation process for HEIs

Last updated on: Thu, 28/07/2016 - 15:37

The Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), the UK RRO,  has launched new licensing system that will significantly speed up and streamline digitisation for higher education institutions (HEIs).

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WIPO: Sylvie Forbin named Deputy Director General for Copyright and Creative Industries

Last updated on: Thu, 14/07/2016 - 16:28

The Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) has named Ms Sylvie Forbin as the new Deputy Director General for the Copyright and Creative Industries Sector (previously known as the Culture and Creative Industries Sector).
Ms Forbin, a French national, was working until now for the mass media company Vivendi as Senior Vice President for Public and European Affairs.
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