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.


WIPO Pan-African meeting discusses exceptions and limitations to copyright

Last updated on: Mon, 24/06/2019 - 10:00

On 12-13 June, representatives from 45 African countries gathered in Nairobi, Kenya to discuss how to facilitate good access to copyright-protected works in libraries, educational institutions, museums and archives. They concluded that the first priority must be to work on their own national laws to take advantage of the flexibilities inherent in the copyright framework, by sharing experiences.wipo-nairobi.jpgThe IAF, IFJ, IFRRO and IPA delegations

IFRRO welcomes two new members

Last updated on: Fri, 21/06/2019 - 10:25

IFRRO is pleased to welcome the Copyright Society of Tanzania (COSOTA) as a Provisional RRO member and PICSEL (UK) as a Creator and Publisher Association member.

IFRRO now has 152 members from more than 80 countries.

NORCODE Training in Ghana

Last updated on: Fri, 21/06/2019 - 10:16

In May 2019 the Norwegian Copyright Development Association (NORCODE) organised the second African two-week training program on collective management of copyright with 15 countries from across Africa in attendance.group_photo_accra.jpgParticipants and experts © NORCODE

IFRRO visits the Armenian IPO and speaks at a WIPO regional workshop

Last updated on: Fri, 21/06/2019 - 09:59

On 20 May 2019, IFRRO met in Yerevan with Kristine Hambaryan, Deputy Head of the Intellectual Property Agency of the Republic of Armenia (AIPA). They discussed how to strengthen the cooperation between the two organisations as there is, at the moment in Armenia, no collective management of rights in place in the text and image sector.armenia-photo.jpgSpeakers at the regional workshop © AIPA

IFRRO speaks at IPQuorum 2019 conference in Russia

Last updated on: Fri, 31/05/2019 - 10:58

On 10-12 April, IFRRO attended and spoke at the second edition of the IPQuorum conference in Kaliningrad, Russia.a8a9653c_002.jpg
One of the panel discussions with speakers from CWWCS and the IFRRO Secretariat © IPQuorum press service

IFRRO members around the globe marked the occasion of World IP day in a number of different ways

Last updated on: Mon, 27/05/2019 - 20:20

In Africa, in Côte d’Ivoire, BURIDA held a conference “Copyright and digital rights management: the future”, where topics such as the monetization of works on digital platforms, electronic payments of royalties and online works management were discussed.ipday2019-poster-landscape-e.png
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CLASS hosts IFRRO’s Asia Pacific Committee in Singapore

Last updated on: Fri, 17/05/2019 - 13:37

The IFRRO Asia Pacific Committee met in Singapore on 25 and 26 April, hosted by CLASS, IFRRO’s member in Singapore. ifrro_apc_class.jpg©CLASS

Shifting Paradigms - Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage releases its study on remuneration models for artists and the creative industries

Last updated on: Fri, 17/05/2019 - 17:07

This week the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage released its study on remuneration models for artists and the creative industries. The study, which is available here was conducted during 2018.

IFRRO statements at the WIPO SCCR 38th session

Last updated on: Thu, 16/05/2019 - 14:12

IFRRO participated in the 38th session of WIPO’s Standing Committee on Copyright and Related Rights (SCCR) in April. At this session, delegates continued discussions on the protection of broadcasting organisations and exceptions and limitations for libraries and archives, educational and research institutions and for persons with other disabilities.

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Rainer Just, IFRRO’s President © WIPO

IFRRO visits the Copyright Society of Zanzibar

Last updated on: Wed, 15/05/2019 - 14:30

On 8 March 2019, IFRRO visited the Copyright Society of Zanzibar and also met with the CMO and with Government representatives.

Zanzibar is a semi-autonomous region within the United Republic of Tanzania. Copyright is one of the areas in which Zanzibar has autonomy, therefore Zanzibar has its own Copyright Act and its own Copyright Office and multipurpose CMO, the Copyright Society of Zanzibar (COSOZA).