“A world that values knowledge and culture must value its creators”
Imagine this – you have worked very hard on your book. Years of dedication went into creating this written jewel that reflects your originality. Your masterpiece gains attention and institutions, universities and people on the Internet want to use it- by means of photocopies, xerox or just simply resharing it. But, what’s in it for you?
This is where IRRO steps in. We balance the competing public interests of access to copyright works with the right of creators to earn a living from their work. We help the copyright owners by ensuring that they receive the fees that they should, as a creator of original works. This further facilitates the legal use of original work to everyone’s benefit.
Needless to say that copyright is extremely important to authors. It constitutes the ownership of your original work. If you have copyrights, you can protect your work legally as intellectual property and control who can make money off of it- which can be you or whomever you assign these rights to
Once an author gets their work registered with the IRRO, they can benefit from it in the following ways:
- The author gains ‘economic rights’ i.e. the property rights that enable them to protect his/her work as well as regulate the uses of the work.
- The owner of the copyright license gets to decide who can legally make copies of that work.
- It is 100% ensured that the author receives the credit in terms of fees for the use of their work by a third party.
- It encourages creativity among authors and boost their morale. Innovation and dissemination of knowledge is uplifted as the creators have a fair chance to be compensated for their creative efforts.
- By recognising well-defined and enforceable property rights, it incentivises creators to take risks.
IRRO is proud to take the lead in connecting dots between encouraging creativity with the respect for authors. Support this system and get legally licensed.