Two New RRO Members of IFRRO

The IFRRO has admitted two new RROs into its membership. BBDA (Bureau Burkinabé du Droit d'Auteur) is the multipurpose collective management organisation in Burkina Faso approved by the authorities also to administer reprographic reproduction rights. It has already started to collect reprographic fees on the basis of levies on devices. FILCOLS (Filipinas Copyright Licensing Society, Inc.) has been established by the authors and publishers as the RRO in the Philippines. It has also received the endorsement of both the Intellectual Property Office and the National Book Development Board of the Philippines. Licensing of users is expected to start later this year.

With these new members the total IFRRO membership has increased to 117 of which 69 administer reproduction rights in text and imaged based works, 56 with RRO membership in IFRRO.