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.


IFRRO Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean meets in Mexico City

Last updated on: Fri, 15/03/2019 - 17:51

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. seminar_speakers.jpg
Speakers at the Seminar ©CeMPro

IFRRO and WIPO meet in Geneva

Last updated on: Tue, 12/03/2019 - 14:13

img_7334.jpgIFRRO’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

Last updated on: Fri, 01/03/2019 - 13:31

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Copibec adopts blockchain technology for copyright management 

Last updated on: Fri, 01/03/2019 - 13:26

In a press release, Copibec, one of IFRRO’s Canadian RRO members, announced that they are adopting blockchain technology to manage copyright. The initiative is the result of an agreement with Montreal start-up Scenarex, a leading developer of digital publishing solutions built on blockchain technology. The partnership between Copibec and Scenarex will deliver an automated copyright management platform for businesses that use copyright-protected content.

In a joint statement, 30 organisations, including IFRRO, call for the adoption of the proposed EU Copyright Directive 

Last updated on: Fri, 15/03/2019 - 10:09

30 organisations representing authors, composers, writers, journalists, photographers and others working in all artistic fields, news agencies, book, press and music publishers, audiovisual and independent music producers, have co-signed a statement calling on the Council of the European Union and the European Parliament to adopt the proposed EU Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market.

IFRRO, as part of a coalition of 37 organisations, rejects the unremunerated online distribution of printed books by the Internet Archive, known as Controlled Digital Lending

Last updated on: Thu, 14/02/2019 - 15:58

In an Appeal to readers and librarians from the victims of Controlled Digital Lending (CDL), 37 organisations have jointly rejected the scanning and worldwide online distribution of printed books by the Internet Archive and U.S. and Canadian libraries. cdl-appeal-logos.jpgThese actions have been carried out without permission from, or any payment to, authors or publishers.

Copyright, the cornerstone of the creative industries, discussed in Serbia

Last updated on: Tue, 05/02/2019 - 09:19

A successful seminar about the contribution of copyright to creativity was organised in Belgrade on 24 December 2018 at the initiative of OORP, the Serbian Reproduction Rights Organisation in membership of IFRRO, and the Center for Studies in Cultural Development (CSCD).
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Tunisia: conference on the Marrakesh Treaty and collective management of reprography

Last updated on: Wed, 19/12/2018 - 10:50

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 speaks at CISAC Private Copying Seminar in Budapest, Hungary

Last updated on: Wed, 19/12/2018 - 10:46

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

Last updated on: Wed, 19/12/2018 - 16:31

norcode_copyrights_2018.jpg©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.