Hungary has recently implemented the European Union Directive 2014/26/EU on collective rights management and multi-territorial licensing of rights in musical works for online uses. The Directive was adopted in 2014 and Member States had two years to transpose it into national law.
On 6 October 2016, the handover between the former Senegalese CMO and the new one, SODAV, has taken place in Dakar, with Mr. Bouna Manel Fall, Director General of SODAV, being sworn into office.
On 30 September, WIPO performed the first ever cross-border book transfer using the services of the Accessible Books Consortium (ABC) in which IFRRO participates. The transfer was a symbolic gesture to mark the entry into force of the Marrakesh Treaty, which allows cross-border transfer of accessible format copies between parties to the Treaty without the legal obligation to request permission from the copyright owners. The transfer took place between the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) and Vision Australia.