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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.


Mr Taichi Seo, JRRC’s President, passes away

Last updated on: Tue, 17/08/2021 - 10:58

The IFRRO community is saddened to learn about the passing of Mr Taichi Seo, the President of JRRC. Our thoughts are with Mr Seo’s family and our colleagues at JRRC.

Supreme Court of Canada issues final decision in the Access Copyright vs York University case

Last updated on: Mon, 16/08/2021 - 10:11

After almost 10 years of litigation, the Supreme Court of Canada recently issued its decision in the Access Copyright vs York University case. The Court determined that a tariff set by the Copyright Board is not mandatory and also declined to declare York University's copyright policies to be fair dealing. This means that the long standing question of the scope of educational fair dealing in Canada is still unanswered.  

IFRRO joins the WIPO for Creators initiative

Last updated on: Fri, 30/07/2021 - 09:28

A year ago, WIPO launched a ground-breaking initiative to support creators all around the world. We are pleased to report that IFRRO has formally joined this initiative.

Copibec appoints new Executive Director

Last updated on: Tue, 27/07/2021 - 09:59

Copibec, one of IFRRO’s RRO member in Canada, recently appointed Mr. Christian Laforce as the new Executive Director. In a press release, Copibec shared Mr Laforce’s expertise. He has worked in the field of culture and the arts for over 20 years, held several management and advisory positions and served on various boards of directors at the local, regional and national levels.

IFRRO's 2021 Annual General Meeting to take place on line

Last updated on: Thu, 08/07/2021 - 11:02

At its midterm meeting in May, IFRRO’s Board decided that the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in a virtual setting for a second year in a row. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, 3 Nov 2021 at 13:00 CET. The decision is as a result of the exceptional circumstances linked to the evolution of the pandemic and its impact in different parts of the world.

IFRRO welcomes two new members

Last updated on: Thu, 08/07/2021 - 10:56

IFRRO is delighted to welcome two new members: COSOZA (Copyright Society of Zanzibar) and FEMU (Dutch Federation of Music Authors and Publishers).

IFRRO launches second “Re:start conversations” event with EVA, EWC and FEP

Last updated on: Tue, 29/06/2021 - 14:38

On 16 June, IFRRO launched the second ‘Re:start conversations’ event, together with our partners EVA, EWC and FEP, entitled “Investing in a high-quality digital education ecosystem is investing in democracy” (see the programme here).

IFRRO co-organises event to mark the launch of the EUIPO’s Out of Commerce Works Portal

Last updated on: Mon, 28/06/2021 - 15:04

On 7 June 2021 - the deadline for EU Member States to implement the EU’s Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“DSM”) Directive - IFRRO, Europeana, EVA and FEP together organised an event to mark the launch of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) out-of-commerce works (OOCW)

IFRRO and Kopinor sign an agreement to support CMOs around the world

Last updated on: Thu, 24/06/2021 - 15:22

IFRRO and Kopinor, the Norwegian Reproduction Rights Organisation, agreed today on a three-year cooperation on development work. The agreement will enable IFRRO to secure and expand its development work and support newly established Collective Management Organisations (CMOs) all around the world.

Educational institutions in Zambia are required to sign a collective licence with ZARRSO

Last updated on: Wed, 12/05/2021 - 11:10

Press release by IFRRO and ZARRSO – 12 May 2021. Educational institutions in Zambia are required to sign a collective licence with Zambia Reprographic Rights Society (ZARRSO).