International Federation Of Reproduction Rights Organizations

Objectives and Mission: 

IFRRO works to increase on an international basis the lawful use of text and image based copyright works and to eliminate unauthorised copying by promoting efficient Collective Management of rights through RROs to complement creators' and publishers' own activities.
IFRRO through its members supports creators and publishers alike and provides internationally a common platform for them to foster the establishment of appropriate legal frameworks for the protection and use of their works.
IFRRO works to develop and increase public awareness of the need for effective RROs and to support joint efforts of publishers, authors and other rightsholders to develop rights management systems world-wide. To accomplish its mission, IFRRO fosters the development of studies and information-exchange systems; relationships between, among and on behalf of members; and effective methods for conveyance of rights and fees among rightsholders and users, consistent with the principle of national treatment.
IFRRO facilitates co-operation among RROs as well as with and among creators, publishers and their associations. Through this work and its fight against copyright infringement and unauthorised use of text and image based works, IFRRO stimulates creativity, diversity and investment in cultural goods as a useful tool for rightholders, consumers, the economy and society as a whole.
 

General description: 

Promoting all joint attempts by authors or publishers of any country to create RROs; establishing formal agreements and informal relationships between and on behalf of its members; defining efficient methods for the conveyance of rights and fees between rights holders and users in compliance with the principle of national treatment; improving public awareness of the need for effective RROs all over the world; developing studies and information- exchange systems and representing and promoting reproduction rights and other rights applicable to copyright works organisation in international fora.

Country Presence: 
Andorra
Macao, China
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Democratic People's Republic of Korea
Field of Interest: 
Copyright