As part of an IFRRO-WIPO collaboration project in Tunisia, and nine months after a successful two-day event, IFRRO revisited Tunis for a WIPO-OTDAV conference on “Good practices for the collective management of reprography and copyright to nurture creativity, the publishing industry, cultural development and the economy”.
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.
Tunisia: conference on the Marrakesh Treaty and collective management of reprography
IFRRO speaks at CISAC Private Copying Seminar in Budapest, Hungary
On 11 and 12 December, IFRRO participated in the annual seminar organised by CISAC’s Regional Office for Europe. The seminar took place at the premises of Hungarian CMO Artisjus and it drew dozens of participants from Collective Management Organisations and Copyright Offices in Central and Eastern Europe.
NORCODE completes training program in the Caribbean
©NORCODE. Photo: DevCo Media Industries
In November 2018, the Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE), in cooperation with the Caribbean community (CARICOM), organised their first regional training program on collective management of rights in the digital environment for representatives of CMOs from 10 countries and territories in the Caribbean.
PLR side event at WIPO
©WIPO. Photo: Emmanuel Berrod
IFRRO at the WIPO Global Digital Content Market Conference
On 14 and 15 November, IFRRO CEO, Caroline Morgan participated in the WIPO Global Digital Content Market Conference, in New Delhi, India.
Lithuania adopts copyright bill reinforcing reprographic rights
On 8 November, the Parliament of Lithuania adopted an amendment to the Law on Copyright and Related Rights that substantially improves the protection and remuneration for authors and publishers. For six years, authors and publishers in the country and their collective management organisation, LATGA, a member of IFRRO, have been actively working to influence Government to implement those changes.
Quebec Superior Court approves settlement between Copibec and Laval University
Copibec, the RRO of Quebec, and Laval University have announced that their out-of-court settlement agreement was approved by Justice Simon Hébert of the Quebec Superior Court and that Laval University has signed the comprehensive licence agreement applicable to Quebec universities.
IFRRO’s Annual General Meeting adopts resolution on the South African copyright reform
At IFRRO’s Annual General Meeting in Athens last month, a resolution was adopted urging the South African Parliament to protect authors’ rights, support creativity, and to reject proposals that would weaken copyright protection.
IFRRO World Congress and Annual General Meeting 2018: Connecting the Dots: the Future of Collective Management
Over 180 attendees gathered in Athens in the occasion of IFRRO’s World Congress and Annual General Meeting 2018. Representatives from 86 member organisations across 48 countries attended meetings over the four days (22 – 25 October) of the event, at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens.
IFRRO and OSDEL representatives during a press conference to promote the World Congress in Athens - ©OSDEL
Copyright for Education event at the European Parliament
On 26 September, EVA, EWC, FEP, EFJ and IFRRO together with MEP Patrick Le Hyaric, organised a conference at the European Parliament called Sustainable, Diverse, High Quality Content in Europe: how a balanced copyright regime can deliver. The event had as its main objective raising awareness about the potentially negative impact of an unbalanced illustration for teaching exception (Article 4) on the creation and the quality of available educational material in Europe.