Denis Bousquet (CTTIC), Canada, E-mail


Gabriela Gonzalez, (CTPCBA), Argentina, E-mail
Werner Richter, (�G), Austria, E-mail
Kevin Quirk, (NFF), Norway, E-mail
Han Hui (TAC), China, E-mail


  • To monitor the international situation of copyright as far as translation is concerned.
  • To create a repository of information related to copyright on the FIT website.
  • To issue regular reports to members on information gathered, in particular through FIT’s membership of IFFRO.
  • To help FIT members deal with copyright issues in their countries and to update them on the international situation.
  • To represent FIT and its members in promoting the moral and financial interests of translators at the international level.


Quarterly Newsletter on Intellectual Property

Hogan Lovells has just published its Spring quarterly newsletter on intellectual property. News on copyrights starts on page 18. You can read the newsletter by clicking here

U.S. Copyright Reforms just announced

The Chairman of the Committee on the Judiciary announced yesterday a comprehensive review of the US Copyright Law.
You can read the press release here.

EIFL Guide

A Reproduction Rights Organization (RRO) licenses the copying of published copyright protected works on behalf of its members. "How to negotiate with your national Reproduction Rights Organization. An EIFL Guide" is intended as a practical guide for libraries if they are approached by an RRO, or when they need to approach an RRO themselves. It sets out the role and tasks of an RRO, the types of licences on offer and highlights issues to consider when negotiating a licence. The Guide contains a checklist and offers tips for libraries to obtain the most suitable terms of use and value for money for the institution.

The guide is available online here. We hope it is a useful resource.

The following information is extracted from the newsletter Copyright, New Media & E-Commerce News distributed for free by Lesley Ellen Harris, Information contained herein should not be relied upon or considered as legal advice. Copyright 2013 Lesley Ellen Harris


• Today (20 March 2013) at 3:30, The Honorable Maria Pallante, Register of Copyrights at the U.S. Copyright Office will testify before the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet on amending the U.S. Copyright Act – see Watch the live webcast –



• U.S. Supreme Court upholds reselling of foreign books in Kirtsaeng v. John Wiley & Sons. Decision seen as victory for librarians and those who share and resell copyright-protected works – see

• A U.S. court held that using a seven-second clip of Ed Sullivan’s introduction of the Four Seasons from the Ed Sullivan Show in the musical Jersey Boys was fair use. The use was for historical significance, and the play imbued it with new meaning without usurping demand for the original clip.

• If you are a Sherlock Holmes fan, read the following post on the case of the copyright expiration date – see



• Blog post: 2000th Tweet on Twitter @Copyrightlaws

• Blog post: Pi(e) Is Not Protected By Copyright Laws



• CopyRIGHT Pathfinder on Fair Use + Fair Dealing now available to those in the Copyright Community (part of electronic subscription to The Copyright & New Media Law Newsletter)

• Online course on Library & Special Library Copyright Issues, 3 live webinars, geared towards those in the information industry. 10 – 29 April 2013.

  • Published: 12 years ago on 29 April 2011