DACS convenes with organisations from around the world at IFRRO to highlight the rights of artists.

    DACS joined with organisations from around the world to participate in the mid-year meeting of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) in Oslo, Norway.

    DACS was pleased to be able to ensure that the rights of artists and artists' estates were at the forefront of discussions around developments in and potential future regulation around reproduction rights and copyright.

    The meeting provided a great opportunity for fruitful discussions which saw the signing of a reciprocal agreement between the Copyright Licensing Agency (CLA) and the Emirates Reprographic Rights Management Association (ERRA), an new reprographic rights organisation in the United Arab Emirates.

    Further interesting discussion points were the EU Directive on Copyright in the digital single market and the Digital Services Act, as well as e-lending and national reports from Australia, Canada, South Africa and Belgium.

    Additionally, Christian Zimmermann, DACS' Chief Operating Officer presented on the Smart Fund to the mid-year meeting at the visual working group and equipment levy forum.

    About IFRRO

    The International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO) is an independent non-profit membership association. We facilitate, on an international basis, the collective management of reproduction and other rights in text and image works through the co-operation of our member Reproduction Rights Organisations (RROs).

    IFRRO has over 150 members, drawn from more than 85 countries around the world. Our members represent many millions of authors, visual artists, and publishers of books, journals, newspapers, magazines and printed music.  

    More information on IFRRO is available on their website.

    Posted on by Joanne Milmoe