DALRO recently signed bilateral agreements with the Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance (JAC) and the Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO). 

These agreements allow for these organisations to reciprocally collect royalties for the use of our Rightsholders’ works in their countries. DALRO then receives and distributes these royalties to the correct rightsholders locally.

These two reproduction rights organisations, are affiliated members of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations (IFRRO), which is an international network of collective management societies and both enjoy reputable prominence in their respective countries.

The Japan Academic Association for Copyright Clearance (JAC) is based in Tokyo, Japan and has been in existence since 1989. It manages intellectual property and administers copyright on behalf of academic organisations. The Indian Reprographic Rights Organisation (IRRO) has been representing rightsholders of the literary works and granting licences since 2000.

The good news is that JAC has indicated to us that they have already collected royalties in Japan on behalf of South African rightsholders and plans are being made for these royalties to be received by DALRO and distributed appropriately to the correct rightsholders.

DALRO has over the years developed solid relationships and bilateral agreements with a significant number of collecting societies globally; due to our affiliation with IFRRO and the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC). We have strong ties with both these bodies. 

Agreements such as these make our distribution processes even more effective and we’re looking forward to working with both JAC and IRRO.

If you would like more information on how you can become a mandating publishers, please call us at +27 (0)11 712-8330 or email info@dalro.co.za