05 Jul

Balancing the Educational Ecosystem- The Reprographic Rights License

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 to teach students. As education plays a vital role in an individual’s life for all-round growth, it also enhances the creative culture in students. In the past few years, educational techniques have changed in step with society. As compared to traditional learning, students are growing in a better way with the help of advanced learning methods. However, when it comes to learning, many universities, schools, and other educational institutes still require students to purchase textbooks, journals, and notes. So to avoid buying, students photocopy the required book or journal. This reduces their productivity and research quality. Despite making notes and assignments by themselves, they copy it from others. 

Educational institutes have this photocopy facility for the students. Due to this, copying the original content of authors and writers is easier for the students. It eventually leads to infringement of publishing rights. Universities can get licensed to give a wide berth to the copyright infringement. In order to balance the educational system, the Indian Reprographic Rights Organization (IRRO) is providing an annual license to educational institutes, colleges, and schools so that they can photocopy things legally. Licensing can be the best way to balance the educational ecosystem. Let’s see how publishers, copiers or educational institutions can be benefited by this. 

     BENEFITS OF GETTING IRRO LICENCE

  • Firstly, it will reduce the risk of copyright infringement.
  • It eliminates the chances of bearing the potential cost of copyright infringement.
  • Getting licensed will balance the educational ecosystem as well.
  • The chances of commercial exploitation will get eliminated.
  • It will grant a fair remuneration to publishers or authors.
  • The content owners can have control over their work and originality will be maintained as well.

Moreover, the sources of knowledge for students will increase. They will attain in-depth knowledge of a particular concept. Students will have access to international content as well. Along with learning, it is important to balance technical skills, critical thinking, and communication skills. Different books and journals that will boost the knowledge and creativity of students. Render knowledge to students without violating the rights of others.