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IRRO
The sole indian agency issuing
Reprographic Licenses
WHAT IS

REPROGRAPHICS
Reprography is a form of
reproduction of literary work
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About IRRO

IRRO is a copyright society established in the year 2000 under Section 33 of the Copyright Act, 1957. It represents the rights of authors and publishers of literary works, and has global affiliations with international organisations like IFRRO.

Registered by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, IRRO is exclusively permitted to commence and carry on the copyright business of “reprographic rights in the field of literary works” in India. It is the sole licensing authority to issue licenses to users of copyrighted works of its members, collect royalties on the behalf of rights owners and distribute them.

What Does Copyright Protect

Copyright is a form of intellectual property law that protects original works of authorship.

Copyright Infringement

Copyright infringement is the use of copyright-protected material without the owner’s consent.

Remedies of Copyright Infringement

A copyright owner can file a criminal complaint, as well as seek civil remedies for infringement.

Benefits of Reprographic Licence

From students and institutes to photocopiers and research scholars, many of us need IRRO licenses.

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About Copyrights

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Legal Solutions

In a case of infringement, a copyright owner can file a criminal complaint, as well as seek civil remedies.

Civil remedies include seeking injunctions to prohibit further infringement, to deliver all infringing articles to the owner, to seize such copies and to recover damages for loss from the account of the infringer’s profits. A criminal complaint can lead to imprisonment (upto 3 years) and/or fines (upto INR 2,00,000).

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Report Misconduct

Noticed an instance of copyright abuse anywhere in India? Report below to protect creativity and reward creators. Your contact details shall be kept confidential.

India vs The World

In the area of publishing, reprography is the most common form of reproduction. For this reason, remuneration for reprography from reproduction rights organisations (RROs) constitutes an important revenue stream for authors and publishers in many countries.

RROs exist in more than 50 countries around the world, linked by their umbrella organisation, International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO). In India, the registered copyright society for reprographic works is the Indian Reprographics Rights Organisation (IRRO).

Governing Body

The Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India has registered IRRO as a copyright society, established under Section 33 of the Copyright Act, 1957. The organisation is authorised to commence and carry on the copyright business in ‘reprographic rights in the field of literary works’.

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