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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 Members discuss public lending right matters in virtual setting

Last updated on: Tue, 08/09/2020 - 10:37

On the 2nd of September, around 40 IFRRO members took part in a virtual meeting to discuss PLR-related issues.

CLASS founding CEO Paul Wee to retire and be succeeded by Andrew Fong

Last updated on: Thu, 03/09/2020 - 10:48

At the CLASS Annual General Meeting last week, it was announced that CLASS founding CEO Paul Wee, will retire after 21 years with the organization. He will be succeeded by Andrew Fong,  who joined CLASS recently as CEO Designate.

IFRRO’s CEO speaks about the present and future of collective management

Last updated on: Wed, 02/09/2020 - 14:22

In an interview facilitated by CRSEA and published in Rossiyskaya Gazeta, one of the main Russian newspapers, Caroline Morgan, the CEO of IFRRO, reflected on the impact of the pandemic on CMOs and shared her vision about the present and future of the collective management of copyright.

A tribute to Carole Croella

Last updated on: Wed, 02/09/2020 - 14:23

IFRRO pays its respects on the passing of Carole Croella, Senior Counsellor at the Copyright Law Division of WIPO, and shares its deepest condolences with her family, friends and colleagues.

©Carole Croella 

CEDRO and Huawei reach an agreement for the news aggregation services 

Last updated on: Wed, 05/08/2020 - 11:18

Javier Corrales, Director General of CEDRO, IFRRO’s RRO member in Spain, announced recently that the CMO and Huawei Technologies, the Chinese multinational technology company, had reached an agreement. This

First e-meeting of IFRRO’s African Members

Last updated on: Wed, 29/07/2020 - 15:47

On the 23rd of July, IFRRO’s CMO members from all across Africa met in a virtual setting. The meeting was also attended by ARIPO, CISAC, OAPI, WIPO, observer CMOs from Benin, Namibia and Zanzibar, CLA, CCC, IFRRO’s First and Second Vice Presidents, and the IFRRO Secretariat. 

Book piracy: IFRRO and the rightsholders community take action

Last updated on: Fri, 17/07/2020 - 09:57

Piracy and counterfeiting of intellectual property has always been a major concern to those who create and publish works. In recent months, with economies closing down and people staying home, the publishing sector has seen an increase in online piracy.

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.