The Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO) organized a high level International Seminar on ‘Newer Developments in Licensing of Copyrighted Material’ on 16 February 2015 in New Delhi. Experts on various aspects of copyright and reprography, leading authors, publishers, corporate institutions and legal experts, especially involved with the Intellectual Property Rights, both from India and foreign countries, including UK and the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), participated in the Seminar.
The main purpose of the Seminar was to update industry professionals about the ongoing efforts by IRRO and other like-minded organisations. It was also aimed at creating awareness about the ill effects of photocopying not only on creativity, but also on the authors and publishers who are not getting sufficiently compensated for their rights.
Mr. A. Sethumadhavan, Chairman, National Book Trust, was the Chief Guest and Ms. Aparna Sharma, Director & Registrar, Copyright Office, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India was the Guest of Honour. The keynote address was delivered by Mr. Pravin Anand, an eminent IPR Advocate. Other prominent speakers included Mr. Olav Stokkmo, Chief Executive, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) and Ms. Emma House, Director, Publisher Relations, Publishers Association of UK.