November 2019 17
Originality and Ethics in Publishing
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A few days ago, IRRO organized a roundtable at Blue Hall, German Embassy, New Delhi. At the event, various matters of copyright were discussed. Inactive attendance were speakers representing the government of India, members of…

November 2019 11
No GST on books, but prices set to rise
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Book lovers and students are now paying more as books have become costlier by 10-20 % under the Goods and Services Tax regime. Though books continue to remain exempt under GST, but inputs such as…

November 2019 03
Let’s Create a Better & Healthier Environment For Writers
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Imagine you worked really hard on creating something for a long time. Just when it was time for you to reap the harvest, earn the reward for all of those long nights and hard work,…

October 2019 26
The book piracy game out
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A piece of old news but still of great importance and helps you understand the book piracy game out. If you steal a book from a bookshop, you are likely to be hauled up by…

October 2019 22
IRRO License for a Healthy Publishing Ecosystem
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How exactly does a publishing industry run? Publishing at its worst can be opaque, elitist, and confusing to outsiders. But, there’s more to it than what meets the eye. At the heart of the publishing…

September 2019 23
What Does The Copyright Act Mean Exactly?
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Copyright Act gives the author a bundle of exclusive rights over their work. These include: Reproduction rights The right to prepare derivative works (such as a screenplay from a novel) The right to distribute the…

September 2019 13
But I Didn’t Know It Was a Copyright Infringement
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Copyright is the legal right of the owner of an intellectual property. It stands to determine who can copy or use the products of creative human activity of an individual and to what extent, usually…

September 2019 08
5th Istanbul Fellowship Program Schedule
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5th Istanbul Fellowship Program is scheduled to take place with 200 participants from 70 countries on March 3 – 5, 2020. The Istanbul Fellowship Program, which was launched by Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright &…

August 2019 11
Is Illegal Copying the Death of Innovation?
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As a creator, what motivates you? Rewards, royalties or just the passion for the art? While the motivation can stem from anything really, but the worry and stress of your work being copied, stolen or…

July 2019 05
Balancing the Educational Ecosystem- The Reprographic Rights License
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We live in an era where everything revolves around technology. Don't we? We are glued to the internet and gaining knowledge through social media and other websites. Nowadays, teachers and professors started using innovative approaches…