ERRA signs a cooperation agreement with CADRA

December 29, 2022 / 4:24 PM
Sharjah24: The Emirates Reprographic Rights Association (ERRA) signed a cooperation agreement with The Center for Reprographic Rights Administration of Argentina (CADRA), to defend reprographic rights of authors and publishers, along with protecting and promoting creativity and intellectuality.
The agreement was signed by Dr. Alyazia Khalifa, President of ERRA, and  Luis Quevedo , President of CADRA.

It stated that each party shall, on behalf of the other, grant a licence to use the rights of member authors and publishers, in order to enhance the cultural exchange between the UAE and Argentina, and promote the creative content.

Dr. Alyazia Khalifa, President of the Board of Directors of ERRA, stressed that this agreement primarily aims to provide the UAE libraries with works of Argentine authors, while introducing Emirati publishers and authors to Argentine culture. She also indicated that it is in line with ERRA’s initiatives and activities that aim to build bridges of communication with international reprographic rights organisations, as well as introduce its practices and scope to all authors and publishers regionally and internationally.

Dr. Khalifa added: ‘We at ERRA, work with our partners to build a community that serves to increase interest in developing the creative industry and preserving the rights of content creators. We do this by creating a progressive and innovative environment, protecting the publishers’ and authors’ intellectual property and encouraging the creation and dissemination of content.’

ERRA was established to protect the intellectual rights of content creators, as a first-of-its-kind organisation in UAE and the Arab region, addressing the challenges related to reproducing works and similar procedures. In addition, the organisation instils the principle of collective management for copyright policies, and supplements the applicable laws in the UAE related to the protection of intellectual property.

ERRA also acts as a representative of member authors and publishers, protecting their intellectual property, including supervising the use of their works by those who have obtained ERRA’s education and business licences, in cooperation with the relevant government entities.

CADRA is an NGO (non-governmental organisation) that collectively protects and manages copyrights of authors, Argentine and foreign publishing houses, and provides users with legal access to texts in Argentina.
December 29, 2022 / 4:24 PM

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