Creation of a RRO in Serbia

A RRO has been created in Serbia on 25 February 2014. Founding members are the Publishers and Booksellers Association of Serbia, the Novelists Association of Serbia, the Literary Society of Serbia, the Literary Translators Association of Serbia and the Association of Scientific and Technical Translators of Serbia.

The foundation event in Belgrade was attended by authors and publishers, the Serbian Intellectual Property Office, the Ministry of Education and Science, representatives of the Chamber of Commerce as well as journalists and received significant media coverage. The next step for the Serbian RRO is to be formally registered and to gather as many authors and publishers as possible in its membership.

IFRRO’s CEO Olav Stokkmo welcomed the Serbian RRO into the family of RROs in more than 90 countries worldwide. This important achievement by the Serbian authors and publishers benefits both the copyright holders of text and image works in and outside Serbia, as well as users of copyright material, who will now be able to use fragments of copyright works for internal, including educational use legally. IFRRO is looking forward to working with the new RRO and assist them in becoming successful in serving the Serbian user and rightholder communities.