The International Book Fair of Abidjan (SILA) has opened on 16 May and will bring together authors, readers, publishers, pupils, teachers and many other people for five days. The Bureau Ivoirien du Droit d’auteur (BURIDA), the Ivorian RRO in membership of IFRRO, is a partner of the book fair, which is an important cultural event and a celebration of literature in the country.
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.
10th edition of the Abidjan International Book Fair
IFRRO welcomes two new members
This month IFRRO welcomes VEGAP back as a member. VEGAP is the Spanish collective management organisation for visual creators. The CMO was an IFRRO member between 2004 – 2013 and we are very pleased that they have made the decision to rejoin IFRRO in the category of associate RRO member.
IFRRO speaks at Bulgarian EU Presidency Conference on copyright
On 15 March 2018, IFRRO participated in a conference organised by the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the European Union on “Intellectual Property – Copyright”.
Kurt Van Damme, Legal Director of Reprobel, speaking on behalf of IFRRO © Pierre-Olivier Lesburguères
CADRA signs an agreement to represent visual artists rights
CADRA, IFRRO’s RRO member in Argentina, announced the signing of an agreement with SAVA, the Argentinean Collective Management Organisation for visual artists. ©CADRA
The agreement will widen the repertoire represented by CADRA in all their licensing activities.
IFRRO at WIPO’s Seminar on Copyright and Collective Management in Seoul
From 19 – 23 March, WIPO and the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), conducted a Seminar on Copyright and Collective Management in Seoul,
SAZOR, the Slovenian RRO, to start distributing royalties from school usage to rightsholders for the first time
At a recent press conference, SAZOR, IFRRO’s Slovenian member, announced that after the signing of a ground breaking licensing agreement with the Ministry of Education in 2016, which covers the reproduction of copyrighted material of over 97% of the Slovenian schools (primary, secondary schools and kindergartens), they will soon start distributing the royalties from school usage collected through the academic year 2016 – 2017 to authors and publishers.
Collective management of reprography set to start in Tunisia
CDR signs a new licence with Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas
Canadian Authors and Publishers call for withdrawal of legal actions against Access Copyright
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.