On February 16, 2018, all the school boards in Ontario and the Ministries of Education for all the provinces and territories (except British Columbia and Quebec) filed an action against Access Copyright. The legal case claims that the K-12 educational sector have overpaid fees for the copying of published works and seeks the return of those fees.
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.
Canadian Authors and Publishers call for withdrawal of legal actions against Access Copyright
Copyright Agency hosts the Japanese Copyright Agency for an international study
National seminar on collective management of rights in Tirana, Albania
IFRRO joins NORCODE for a Regional Training Program in Tanzania
In November 2017,The Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE) organised a two-week training program on collective management of rights for representatives of CMOs and Copyright Offices from 13 countries in Africa.
Participants in the program ©NORCODE
YouTube becomes an ISNI agency
It was announced today that YouTube will be adopting ISNI IDs for artists and songwriters in their platform. With this, YouTube will become an ISNI agency, the first ISNI registration agency in the music space. See the press release issued by the International Agency for the International Standard Name Identifier (ISNI).
The Accessible Books Consortium seeks coordinator and continues receiving nominations for the ABC International Excellence Award 2018
In early December 2017, the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC), announced the call for nominations for the ABC International Excellence Award 2018 for Accessible Publishing. The award recognizes outstanding leadership and achievements in advancing the accessibility of commercial e-books or other digital publications for persons who are print disabled. The deadline for nominations expires on Friday, January 26, 2018.
IFRRO participates in WIPO High Level Conference on the publishing industry in Africa
IFRRO’s CEO Caroline Morgan, WIPO’s Sylvie Forbin, Kevin Fitzgerald, Carole Croella and Sherine Greiss, Ministers of Culture of Cameroon, Chad and Ghana © Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères
IFRRO World Congress 2017: Roundtable on educational licensing
Participants in the Roundtable © Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères
CLA applies for Extended Collective Licensing
IFRRO’s RRO member, Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), has recently applied to the UK Government to operate an Extended Collective Licensing Scheme (ECL).
REPRONIG organises a National Conference on Quality Education
On 27 November, the Reproduction Rights Society of Nigeria (REPRONIG), in collaboration with the Association of Vice-Chancellors of Nigerian Universities (AVCNU), organised a National Conference on Quality Education: Access and Rights Management in Nigeria. ©REPRONIG