Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation

IRRO, Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation

18/1-C, Institutional Area, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg
New Delhi
Phone: +91-11-26852263, 26966931, 26964847
Fax: +91-11-26864054

Chief Executive:
Secretary General & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) : Anand Bhushan
Chief Executive Email :

Chairman : Asoke K Ghosh
E-Mail :
Vice Chairman : Ram Prakash Gupta
Treasurer : Dr. Ashok Gupta
E-Mail :
Executive Director : P.K. Arora
E-Mail :

History of the organisation : IRRO is an authors and publishers owned organisation created in 2000 to license books and other publications’ reproduction rights. IRRO has been granted exclusive statutory registration by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, vide Registration No. CS/04/reprographic rights in the field of literary works/2002 dated 28th June 2002, as a Copyright Society under sub-section (3) of section 33 of the Copyright Act, 1957 (14 of 1957) and is exclusively permitted to commence and carry on the Copyright Business of “reprographic rights” in India.
Year of incorporation : 2000
Year of first collection : 2009
Year of first distribution : None

Composition of Board
Total number of Board Members : 15
How are Board Members elected : Authors and Publishers by Voting, representative of visual arts society by nomination
Total number of Author Representatives :7
Total number of Publisher Representatives :7
Remarks about the Board : The Governing Body comprises the Chairman, Vice-Chairman, Secretary General, Treasurer, Ten Executive Members and a nominee of the Indian Visual Arts Society

Total number of Member Associations : 4
Total Publishers' Associations :2
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations:2
Total Rights holders represented : 134
Remarks about the members : IRRO represents all prominent authors, publishers and visual creators bodies in India, spanning all 28 states, 7 union territories and over 30 languages (Publishers 59, Authors 75 Total 134 Members )



Type of National legislation :

Civil law : No
Common law : Yes
Other Law: Indian Copyright Act 1957 - Common Law

Licensing system:
Voluntary Licencing with legal back-up
Other licensing system : Voluntary Collective Licensing System, Voluntary collective management for digital rights.
Mandating rights holders :
Authors, Publishers, Visual Artists -

Reprographic licences
Types of works licensed : All printed works: books, newspapers, magazines, journals and other periodicals, etc.
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs, document delivery): Blanket licences for course packs, internal copies, press digests, document delivery and any other reprography
Types of institutions/sectors licensed : Education, Businesses and Government
Pilot Projects : None at the moment

Digital Licences
Types of works licensed: Books, newspapers, magazines, journals and other periodical publications in electronic and paper format
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs,
document delivery and storage): Digital reproduction for the internal information of organisations, Digital reproduction for educational purposes
Types of institutions/sectors licensed : Education, Businesses and Government
Pilot Projects : None

Other Licences
Public Lending Rights : No

Outline of Distribution plan and methodology used : Tariff Scheme for each Category
Title-specific distribution : Yes
Non title-specific distribution : Yes
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution : Yes
Full reporting : Yes
Sampling : Yes
Statistical surveys : Yes
Objective availability : Yes
Possibility to be copied : Yes

Number of Bilateral agreements type A : 11
Bilateral agreements type A with : JAACC (Japan), CADRA (Argentina), CopyRus (Russian Federation), CLL (New Zealand), AIDRO (Italy) & Copydan Writing (Denmark), CLA (UK), SIAE (Italy), CEDRO (Spain), KOPINOR (Norway), PROLITTERIS (Switzerland)
Number of Bilateral agreements type B : 10
Bilateral agreements type B with : TTRRO (Trinidad and Tobago), MASA (Mauritius), JAMCOPY (Jamaica), REPRONIG (Nigeria), HARR (Hungary), KOPIKEN (Kenya), FILCOLS ( Philippines), OSDEL (Greece), KORRA (Korea), LUXORR (Luxembourg)


Total amount collected for all licensing :
INR 15,286,355.01 (+/- EUR 210,944.91)

Total amount collected for reproduction licensing :
INR 15,286,355.01 (+/- EUR 210,944.91)

Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing :
INR 319,680.00 (+/- EUR 4,411.44)

Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide :
INR 14,966,675.01 (+/- EUR 206,533.47)

Total amount distributed to national rightsholders :
INR 0.00 (+/- EUR 0.00)

Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs :
INR 0.00 (+/- EUR 0.00)

Total amount distributed from all licensing :
INR 0.00 (+/- EUR 0.00)

The exchange rate of 1 January 2013 was applied, being EUR 1= 72.4661 INR