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.


Burkina Faso: journalists and press publishers to start receiving collective licensing revenues

Last updated on: Thu, 05/12/2019 - 16:15

On 27 November, BBDA, IFRRO’s RRO member in Burkina Faso, announced that journalists, press publishers and press agencies would soon start to receive revenues stemming from the secondary uses of their works.

Egypt: IFRRO joins WIPO for regional and national meetings

Last updated on: Thu, 05/12/2019 - 22:49

On 10, 11 and 12 November, IFRRO was in Cairo, Egypt to participate in the WIPO Regional Meeting for Heads of Copyright Offices in the Arab Region and a WIPO Copyright Workshop.photo_egypt_wipo.jpg

WIPO´s Sylvie Forbin, experts and colleagues at the Copyright Workshop ©IFRRO

The Role of Collective Licensing, publication by IPA

Last updated on: Thu, 05/12/2019 - 02:38

A recent publication by the International Publishers Association (IPA), “The Role of Collective Licensing” (see here), authored by Olav Stokkmo, will be of great interest to the IFRRO community. 

NORCODE Training in Vietnam

Last updated on: Sat, 07/12/2019 - 22:03

In November 2019 the Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE) organized its second two-week training program in Asia, with the attendance of participants from 11 countries in the region and the participation of the Chair of the Asia Pacific Committee, Sarah Tran (Copyright Agency).img_2310.jpgParticipants and experts ©NORCODE

IFRRO members adopt a Resolution on Controlled Digital Lending

Last updated on: Tue, 26/11/2019 - 12:15

At its recent General Assembly Meeting, held in Edinburgh on 6 November 2019, IFRRO members passed a Resolution expressing their opposition to Controlled Digital Lending (CDL), a legal theory used to justify the digitalization and unremunerated online distribution of printed works from around the world by the Internet Archive and its library partners.

IFRRO World Congress and Annual General Meeting 2019 

Last updated on: Tue, 26/11/2019 - 12:12

IFRRO’s  World Congress (IWC) and Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2019 hosted by the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA), IFRRO’s RRO member in the United Kingdom, ran from 4-7 November in Edinburgh, UK. img_8243.png
IFRRO's Annual General Meeting 2019 ©IFRRO 

IFRRO members elect new Board 2019–2022

Last updated on: Tue, 26/11/2019 - 11:58

img_8453_0.jpgIFRRO's Presidency ©Michael Healy

At its Annual General Meeting 2019 in Edinburgh, IFRRO members elected a new Board for the term 2019 – 2022. The following were elected:

IFRRO Statements at SCCR39

Last updated on: Fri, 22/11/2019 - 12:52

At the end of October, IFRRO attended the WIPO International Conference on Exceptions and Limitations and the 39th meeting of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights.

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IFRRO’s President Rainer Just reading a statement at the SCCR ©WIPO

On the first day of the SCCR, Rainer Just, President of IFRRO, read the following statement:

National conference on collective licensing in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Last updated on: Fri, 22/11/2019 - 13:00

On 8 October, the RRO of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Original, organised a high-level conference to raise awareness about collective licensing.
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The conference ©Association Original

IFRRO attends the WIPO General Assembly 2019

Last updated on: Fri, 22/11/2019 - 13:00

On 2 to 4 October, IFRRO participated in the WIPO General Assembly.

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The IFRRO delegation ©Access Copyright