” IRRO is doing a superb job of collecting royalties on behalf of authors and publishers. Organizations like IRRO are a way of giving back to the society.”Kapil Gupta, OMLOGIC
” The author-publisher-distributor ecosystem may thrive well with the encouragement of organizations like IRRO. It encourages everyone who is part of the system.”Pranav Gupta, Prints Publications
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.
Copyright is a form of intellectual property law that protects original works of authorship.
Copyright infringement is the use of copyright-protected material without the owner’s consent.
A copyright owner can file a criminal complaint, as well as seek civil remedies for infringement.
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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).
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’.