July 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…

July 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…

June 2019 25
Lessons To Learn From Famous Copyright Infringement Cases
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The first thing to know about copyrights is that they are laws protecting the ‘original creation’ of someone. This original creation can include books, songs, paintings, films, and the like. The infringement of copyright, however,…

June 2019 21
Originality and Ethics in Publishing
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A few days ago, IRRO organised a roundtable at Blue Hall, German Embassy, New Delhi. At the event, various matters of copyright were discussed. In active attendance were speakers representing the government of India, members…

June 2019 03
Why Educational Institutions Should Have a License
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As the country’s premier copyright society, we do our bit to ensure that people who should have a reprographic license, such as academic institutions and photocopiers,are well informed and aware of the same. While a…

May 2019 29
Licensing and Publishers: Two Sides of a Coin
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The most valuable assets of a publishing company are the intellectual property rights it owns, the most important of which are copyrights. It is thus essential to have a clear understanding of how copyright works…

May 2019 14
The European Union’s New Copyright Rules
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For the first time ever in two decades, the European Parliament made changes to its copyright law. Most of the changes in the European Union’s (EU) Copyright Directive are uncontroversial, simply setting out how copyright…

March 2019 22
Reprographics and Its Importance
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The term reprography was coined and introduced as "office printing" at the First International Congress on Reprography (1963) in Cologne, Germany. As of today, it broadly includes multiple content reproduction methods, such as scanning, photography,…

March 2019 11
Reprographic License Made Easy
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Copyrights protect the expression of ideas, and prevent the unfair use of an author or publisher’s original work, including literary works (books, newspapers, magazines, journals), artistic works (photographs, paintings, sculptures, diagrams), musical works, sound recordings,…