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World-Renowned Creators, Political Leaders and Key Industry Players to Convene at World Copyright Summit in Brussels, June 7-8, 2011

Bee Gees’ Robin Gibb, Croatian President and music composer Ivo Josipović, French visual artist Hervé Di Rosa, European Commissioners Michel Barnier and Neelie Kroes, WIPO Director General Francis Gurry, EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon and Hachette Livre CEO Arnaud Nourry to address creative industries and copyright issues in the digital age.

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Notes for Editors

The International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) is an international, independent, not-for-profit organisation representing the interests of collective management organisations and authors and publishers in the field of text and image based works. These organisations are known as Reproduction Rights Organisations (RROs) which administer reproduction and other relevant rights, including certain digital rights, on behalf of both publishers and authors including visual artists.

Active in every continent, it has some 130 members including 55 national and international author, publisher and visual creator associations. IFRRO’s global network of members helps facilitate widespread legal access to published, copyright protected literary, visual and musical works for the public. IFRRO partners international organisations such as WIPO and UNESCO, and regional ones such as ARIPO, OAPI and CERLALC to undertake copyright awareness, capacity building and training activities.  Within Europe, IFRRO cooperates with the EU institutions in developing solutions to facilitate access to copyright work.

Further information
James Boyd, IFRRO Communications and Product Development
Tel: +32 2 551 08 97