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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.

IFRRO re-launches Content for Education website

Last updated on: Thu, 09/07/2020 - 10:13

IFRRO has today re-launched its Content for Education (C4E) website in light of the ongoing work by EU Member States to implement the EU’s Copyright in the Digital Single Market (“DSM”) Directive into national law.

South Africa’s President refers the copyright bills to Parliament

Last updated on: Tue, 30/06/2020 - 11:37

Cyril Ramaphosa, the President of the Republic of South Africa, has referred the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill back to the National Assembly.

Cultural and creative sectors call on EU Member States for strong support measures to help recovery from crisis

Last updated on: Tue, 23/06/2020 - 13:15

IFRRO and some of its members are among the 99 organisations from across the cultural and creative sector that have signed a letter calling for strong and systemic support measures at EU and national level to help the sector’s recovery from the Covid-19 crisis.

CDR signs an agreement with ASCUN, an organisation representing over 80 universities

Last updated on: Wed, 17/06/2020 - 11:44

IFRRO’s Colombian RRO member, CDR (Centro Colombiano de Derechos Reprográficos) announced the signing of an agreement with ASCUN (Asociación Colombiana de Universidades), which represents 88 Colombian universities.

Mexico: private copying bill will benefit writers and publishers

Last updated on: Wed, 17/06/2020 - 15:28

The Mexican Congress is currently reviewing a bill that would establish private copying compensation in the country. The draft amendments to the legislation have been the subject of a number of meetings and online events at the Chamber of Deputies, despite the impact of the pandemic of COVID-19. Once the Chamber of Deputies is satisfied with the Bill, it will move to the Mexican Senate.

Copibec expands DONA, its platform for downloading digital books for students with special needs

Last updated on: Fri, 22/05/2020 - 10:07

IFRRO’s RRO member in Quebec, Copibec, announced the expansion of DONA (Documents numériques accessibles/Accessible digital documents), a new platform for downloading digital books adapted to students with visual and other disabilities.Frédérique Couette ©Copibec Frédérique Couette ©Copibec 

CEDRO's fight against online piracy results in the blockage of 122 Telegram channels

Last updated on: Thu, 14/05/2020 - 21:09

CEDRO, IFRRO’s Spanish RRO member, successfully blocked 122 Telegram channels, with more than 380,000 users, where thousands of pirated copies of books, newspapers and magazines were shared. Telegram is a cloud-based instant messaging and voice over IP service similar to WhatsApp and Viber and given the average size of written works files, they were shared easily in the platform.

Daren Tang of Singapore appointed as WIPO Director General

Last updated on: Thu, 14/05/2020 - 21:07

The member states of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) appointed by consensus Mr. Daren Tang as the Organization's next Director General, with Mr. Tang's six-year term beginning on October 1, 2020.

Mr. Tang’s appointment by the General Assembly, WIPO’s highest governing body, followed his nomination by the WIPO Coordination Committee in March, 2020. Mr. Tang will succeed Mr. Francis Gurry, who has served as WIPO's Director General since October 1, 2008.

European cultural and creative sectors call for ambitious EU budgetary measures to face the COVID-19 crisis

Last updated on: Thu, 14/05/2020 - 21:06

In an open letter, over seventy organisations representing Europe’s cultural and creative sectors -including IFRRO and several of its members- are calling for ambitious EU budgetary measures to provide support to the sectors, which were among the first and hardest hit by the COVID-19 crisis and will likely be among the last.

Zambia: authors, publishers and CMO lead COVID-2019 prevention campaign

Last updated on: Thu, 14/05/2020 - 21:05

ZARRSO, the Zambian RRO, has launched a campaign to prevent the spread of the deadly virus in the country. The ZARRSO-led campaign, in Bemba language

While content creators have been hard-hit by the health crisis, creating deep distress across the cultural sector, the local authors and publishers of Zambia are using their skills and talent to prevent the virus from spreading.