The IFRRO Asia Pacific Committee met in Singapore on 25 and 26 April, hosted by CLASS, IFRRO’s member in Singapore. ©CLASS
IFRRO, the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations, is the main international network of collective management organisations and creators’ and publishers’ associations in the text and image spheres. We work to protect and enable easy legal access to copyright material.
CLASS hosts IFRRO’s Asia Pacific Committee in Singapore
Shifting Paradigms - Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage releases its study on remuneration models for artists and the creative industries
This week the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage released its study on remuneration models for artists and the creative industries. The study, which is available here was conducted during 2018.
IFRRO statements at the WIPO SCCR 38th session
IFRRO participated in the 38th session of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) in April. At this session, delegates continued discussions on the protection of broadcasting organisations and exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives, educational and research institutions and for persons with other disabilities.
Rainer Just, IFRRO’s President © WIPO
IFRRO visits the Copyright Society of Zanzibar
On 8 March 2019, IFRRO visited the Copyright Society of Zanzibar and also met with the CMO and with Government representatives.
Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region within the United Republic of Tanzania. Copyright is one of the areas in which Zanzibar has autonomy, therefore Zanzibar has its own Copyright Act and its own Copyright Office and multipurpose CMO, the Copyright Society of Zanzibar (COSOZA).
Copyright awareness campaign launched in Quebec
WIPO online courses on collective management open for registration
The WIPO Academy offers a number of Distance Learning (DL) Courses on Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights, in five languages (English, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish).
IFRRO supports this WIPO initiative and encourages its members to share information about the course with their staff and others that may be interested in enrolling. Previous course participants have found the courses very helpful in increasing their understanding of the role and function of Collective Management Organisations and developing their skills in working in collective management.
IFRRO attends Kopinor Regional Seminar for RROs in Africa
On 6 and 7 March 2019, IFRRO participated in a regional seminar organised by Kopinor in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, together with representatives of RROs in East and Southern Africa.
IFRRO Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean meets in Mexico City
On 11 and 12 March, members of the IFRRO Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in Mexico City for the 2019 Committee meeting and regional seminar.
Speakers at the Seminar ©CeMPro
IFRRO and WIPO meet in Geneva
IFRRO’s Rainer Just and WIPO’s Sylvie Forbin signing the Charter of the Publishers Circle
WIPO representatives, IFRRO Board members and staff recently met in Geneva at WIPO headquarters. At the meeting future cooperation activities were discussed along with a review of the outcomes of joint projects conducted in 2018, such as the IFRRO-WIPO cooperation project in Tunisia. At the end of the meeting, future collaboration on capacity building and other projects were agreed.
LATREPRO hosts a seminar on the distribution of reprographic remuneration