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How do authors benefit from IRRO license?

“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, […]

What is Copyright Infringement?

For the uninitiated, copyright is a form of intellectual property protection granted by law to creators (writer, composer, artist, producer, publisher) of original works of authorship, such as literary works, dramatic, musical and artistic works, cinematograph films and sound recordings. Typically, it lasts for 60 years from the end of the calendar year in which […]

What is IRRO and how does it work?

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. Many acts of copying are either difficult to control or difficult to administer. Authors and publishers therefore often mandate […]

Who Needs an IRRO License and Why Is It Important?

India has always been a strong believer of doing what’s right. Naturally, we have laid great emphasis on upholding the copyright of creative works of authors, copyrights holders and publishers. Even the Indian Copyright Law of 1957 has been widely emulated by other countries.   Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO) is a non-profit copyright society […]

Public Notice

Press Release

Joint Statement Issued by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press, Taylor & Francis, Association of Publishers in India, Federation of India Publishers and the Indian Reprographic Rights Organization (IRRO) “We have carefully considered the Hon’ble Delhi High Court’s judgment dated 16 September, and have decided to file an appeal against this judgment. This decision has [...]

Copyright

Copyright is a legal concept, enacted by most governments, giving the creator of an original work exclusive rights to it, usually for a limited time. Generally, it is “the right to copy”, but also gives the copyright holder the right to be credited for the work, to determine who may adapt the work to other forms, who may [...]

The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012

The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012 – Gazette Notification has been published by the Copyright Office, Government of India on 8th June, 2012. You may get your copy of the notification from: The Copyright (Amendment) Act, 2012 – Gazette Notification dated 8th June, 2012

Legal solution to photocopy row

Manash Pratim Gohain, TNN Apr 1, 2013, 12.55AM IST http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2013-04-01/india/38188368_1_du-student-indian-publishers-indian-copyright-act NEW DELHI: The copyright battle has reached the next stage, with Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO) claiming that there is a legal way to photocopy course material which will protect students’ interest without violating Indian Copyright Act. A DU student doing masters in sociology has to [...]

What I can do with this content?

WHAT I CAN DO WITH THIS CONTENT? Online publishers and rights owners Have you ever been concerned about how your online content is used? Online content users Have you ever been unsure about what you are permitted to use without infringing copyright? Introducing a new, industry-standard copyright icon that displays terms of use on websites [...]

Get a licence, evade the photocopy ban

Mallica Joshi, Hindustan Times New Delhi, August 24, 2012 The Delhi high court’s order to stop selling photocopies of books may have angered students, teachers and ‘copyleft’ activists and spawned campaigns to save photocopiers, but the authors and publishers’ body has welcomed the decision. The Indian Reprographics Registration Organisation (IRRO), which represents authors and publishers [...]

Copyright test for students

Copyright test for students - Photocopying of books stops in Delhi University after raid [Source: The Telegraph, August 28, 2012,  http://www.telegraphindia.com/1120828/jsp/odisha/story_15905658.jsp ] BASANT KUMAR MOHANTY New Delhi, Aug. 27: Exams are round the corner but Delhi University students are being given a crash course in an out-of-syllabus subject: copyright rules that have come in the way [...]

IRRO Press Release, March 18, 2013

IRRO Licence to Legalize Photocopying of Copyrighted Material (Monday, Mar 18, 2013) The Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO) has taken note of a news item about the photocopying/reproduction of copyrighted material published in various newspapers issued on behalf of a group of academics and authors having written an open letter to three publishers asking them to [...]

IFRRO supports IRRO in its efforts to provide affordable legal access to copyright educational content (Wednesday, Mar 20, 2013)

Copyright assures the supply of quality educational material worldwide The world needs well educated graduates and, for that, university students need to be able to access good quality educational material quickly, easily, legally and in a way that does not inhibit the supply. All over the globe Reproduction Rights Organisations (RROs), such as IRRO in [...]

Publishers triumph in court ruling on ‘copy shops’

Raghavendra Verma02 May 2013 Issue No:270 http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20130501170105154 An Indian court has thrown out an attempt by a student organisation to allow private campus-based photocopying shops to create bound, near-complete copies of course books, in a case that may have set a national precedent. On 25 April, the Delhi High Court rejected an appeal by the Association [...]

Publishers vs Photocopying: Will Indian institutes pay licensing fee?

http://www.firstpost.com/delhi/publishers-vs-photocopying-will-indian-institutes-pay-licensing-fee-729797.html Top global publishing houses launched a massive offensive against a lone photocopy store in Delhi University and against the Delhi University, telling the High Court on Thursday that the practice of ‘institutionally-supported mass photocopying’ is the ‘death knell’ for educational publishing. Last year, three international publishing houses – Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press [...]

Eleventh Annual General Meeting of IRRO

An Annual General meeting of IRRO was held on Friday, 26 February, 2016, at 5:30 p.m., at the India International Centre, Private Dining Hall, New Delhi. Owing to the lack of quorum, the meeting was postponed by half-an-hour and was reconvened at 6:00 p.m. A list of the members present is hereby attached as annexure. [...]

Ninth Annual General Meeting of IRRO

The 9th Annual General Meeting of IRRO will be held on Saturday, 1 February 2014 at 5.00 PM at India International Centre, Private Dining Hall, New Delhi. More details of the agenda is enclosed below. Download the Circular: [IRRO_Meeting_Saturday_1_Feb_2014]