AAS-IFRRO workshop on the collective management of rights in Azerbaijan

On 17 and 18 September 2015, IFRRO and the Azerbaijan Authors Society (AAS), a member of IFRRO, co-organised a workshop on the “collective management of rights in the text and image sector” in Baku, Azerbaijan.


 Participants in the AAS-IFRRO workshop. Photo: Babayev Salman

Azerbaijani rightholders and representatives from AAS, from the Copyright Agency of Azerbaijan, and from the National Library participated in the workshop; guest speakers included Samantha Holman (Chair of the IFRRO European Development Committee and Executive Director of the Irish Copyright Licensing Agency), IFRRO’s CEO, Olav Stokkmo, and Assistant Policy Adviser, Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères, as well as representatives of IFRRO members from Georgia, Poland, Sweden and Turkey.

The discussions focused on the legal framework for collective management of rights in Azerbaijan, in other countries and at European level, as well as the different models for the collective management of rights, good governance of Collective Management Organisations, and the way forward for AAS and Azerbaijani rightholders.