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IFRRO Comments on draft text of Chinese Copyright Law
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The State Council (SC) of China has published a new draft text of the long-awaited revised Copyright Law and IFRRO, in consultation with our Chinese members CWWCS and MCSC, has submitted comments to the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council. We have also sent our comments to the European Commission (DG Trade).

The IFRRO comments are available here (in English); and here (in a Chinese convenience translation, kindly provided by Copyright Agency).

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India - IFRRO comments on proposed amendments to the Indian Copyright Law
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IFRRO has submitted comments on proposed amendments to the Indian Copyright Law, which would allow only Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) set up by authors. 

The amendments have been described as bringing the 1957 Indian Copyright Act in line with the WIPO Copyright Treaty (WCT) and WIPO Performances and Phonograms Treaty (WPPT).  However IFRRO's comments point out that the restriction of the right to set up CMOs to authors is "contrary to the development of collective management societies as expressly requested internationally, for instance, by the European Commission, and also to the actual situation of collective management of text and image based works through RROs worldwide". 

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Japan - IFRRO letter on final report of December 2005 from the legislative committee of the subdivision on copyright within the council of cultural affairs
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 26 February IFRRO letter on final report of December 2005 from the legislative committee of the subdivision on copyright within the council of cultural affairs - sections on patent application and pharmaceutical administration.

 

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Hong Kong – IFRRO Submission to Commerce, Industry and Technology Branch of Hong Kong
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  Submission to Commerce, Industry and Technology Branch of Hong Kong re. Comment on the "Refined Proposals on Various Copyright Related Issues" (9 January 2006)

 

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Japan - Letter of 9 November to the Japanese Government on amendments to the Copyright Legislation
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 Japan - Letter of 9 November to the Japanese Government on amendments to the Copyright Legislation

 

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Japan - IFRRO AGM October 2005 Resolution on Japan Copyright Act
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 IFRRO AGM October 2005 Resolution on Japan Copyright Act

 

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Hong Kong – IFRRO Submission to Commerce, Industry and Technology Branch of Hong Kong
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 Submission to Commerce, Industry and Technology Branch of Hong Kong re. Consultation Document to Review Certain Provisions of the Hong Kong Copyright Ordinance (3 February 2005)

 

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Hong Kong - IFRRO submission to the Commerce and Industry Bureau (18 December 2001)
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 Materials relating to Hong Kong's suspension of copyright ordinance : - Submission to the Commerce and Industry Bureau (18 December 2001)

 

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Hong Kong - Further Submission from IFRRO on the Intellectual Property (miscellaneous amendments)
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 Further Submission from IFRRO on the Intellectual Property (miscellaneous amendments)

 

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Hong Kong - Letter from Peter Shepherd/CLA to Mr. Tung Chee Hwa, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR
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 Letter from Peter Shepherd/CLA to Mr. Tung Chee Hwa, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR (3 May 2001)

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Hong Kong - Letter from Michael Fraser/CAL to Mr. Kenneth Ting Woo-Shou, JP, Chairman Panel on Commerce and Industry, Legislative Council
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 Letter from Michael Fraser/CAL to Mr. Kenneth Ting Woo-Shou, JP, Chairman Panel on Commerce and Industry, Legislative Council

 

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Hong Kong - IFRRO's Analysis of Legislation in Hong Kong and elsewhere
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 IFRRO's Analysis of Legislation in Hong Kong and elsewhere

 

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Hong Kong - IFRRO's Submissions to LegCo (1 May 2001)
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 IFRRO's Submissions to LegCo (1 May 2001)

 

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Hong Kong - Letter from Chairman (HKRRLS) to Mr. Kenneth Ting Woo-shou, JP, Chairman, Panel on Commerce & Industry
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 Letter from Chairman (HKRRLS) to Mr. Kenneth Ting Woo-shou, JP, Chairman, Panel on Commerce & Industry

 

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Hong Kong - Letter from Secretary General to Mr. Tung Chee Hwa, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR (18 April 2001)
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 Hong Kong - Letter from Secretary General to Mr. Tung Chee Hwa, Chief Executive of Hong Kong SAR (18 April 2001)

 

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Thailand - Resolution on Thailand (Adopted at the AGM, October, 1999)
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 Resolution on Thailand (Adopted at the AGM, October, 1999)

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Australia - IFRRO submission on proposed amendments to Australian Copyright Act
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IFRRO submission on proposed amendments to Australian Copyright Act - Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill 1999

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Australia - IFRRO submission on proposed amendments to Australian Copyright Act
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 IFRRO submission on proposed amendments to Australian Copyright Act - Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill 1999

 

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Australia - IFRRO submission on proposed amendments to Australian Copyright Act
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IFRRO submission on proposed amendments to Australian Copyright Act - Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill 1999 - Exposure Draft

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Australia - IFRRO submission on proposed amendments to Australian Copyright Act
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 IFRRO submission on proposed amendments to Australian Copyright Act - Copyright Amendment (Digital Agenda) Bill 1999 - Exposure Draft

 

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