Confédération internationale des sociétés d'auteurs et compositeurs (CISAC)

International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers
Confederación Internacional de Sociedades de Autores y Compositores

Search Open Yearbook

This information is part of the Open Yearbook, a free service of UIA's subscription-based Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO). It includes profiles of non-profit organizations working worldwide in all fields of activity. The information contained in the profiles and search functionality of this free service are limited.

The full-featured Yearbook of International Organizations (YBIO) includes over 67,000 organization profiles, additional information in the profiles, sophisticated search functionality and data export. For more information about YBIO, please click here or contact us.

The UIA is a leading provider of information about international non-profit organizations. The aim of the Open Yearbook is to promote the activities of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) and intergovernmental organizations (IGOs).

Contact Details

Available with paid subscription only.

History

15 June 1926, Paris (France), by 18 authors' societies from 18 countries, mainly representing the dramatic arts. Inspired by the ideas of universal peace and cooperation that had arisen after World War I, the founders' goal was to unite authors and composers from around the world. They intended to coordinate the work of their societies, to improve national and international copyright law, to foster diffusion of creative works and, in general, to attend to all common problems of creation in its widest sense. Present title adopted 1928, Rome (Italy). Registered in accordance with French Law.

Initially consisted of 5 federations for dramatic performing rights, public performing rights, mechanical rights, literary rights and film rights, namely: Federation of Societies for Rights of Representation; International Council of Dramatic, Literary and Audiovisual Authors (CIADLV); Federation of Societies for Rights of Performance; International Bureau of the Societies Administering the Rights of Mechanical Recording and Reproduction (BIEM); 'Fédération internationale des sociétés professionnelles des gens de lettres', subsequently International Institute of Arts and Letters (IIAL); International Federation of Screen and Television Writers' Associations. In 1966, the 5 federations were united to form the Confederation and lay the foundations of the current structure. In Oct 2004, at the General Assembly in Seoul (Korea Rep), significant amendments to the statutes were adopted; June 2007, Professional Rules for Authors' Societies were adopted.

Aims

Strengthen and develop the international network of copyright societies; secure a position for creators and their collective management organizations in the international scene; adopt and implement quality and technical efficiency criteria to increase copyright societies' interoperability; support societies' strategic development in each region and in each repertoire; retain a central database allowing societies to exchange information efficiently; participate in improving national and international copyright laws and practices.

Available with paid subscription only.

Activities

Participates in preparatory work for intergovernmental conferences on authors' rights; carries out studies and research on legal and technical problems; organizes international meetings; coordinates activities of authors' societies; provides members with standards, rules and databases for identification of works. Total amount of royalties collected by member societies, on their own national collection territories, amounted to almost 7,152 million euros in 2009 despite the challenging environment (digital piracy, decline of CD sales, etc). Income from music represents 86% of all revenue.

Structure

Available with paid subscription only.

Languages

Available with paid subscription only.

Staff

Available with paid subscription only.

Financing

Available with paid subscription only.

Consultative Status

Available with paid subscription only.

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 6 inter-governmental organizations.
More detailed data available with paid subscription.

Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 19 non-governmental organizations.
More detailed data available with paid subscription.

Publications

Available with paid subscription only.

Information Services

Available with paid subscription only.

Members

Members in 140 countries
More detailed data available with paid subscription.

Type I Classification

Available with paid subscription only.

Type II Classification

Available with paid subscription only.

UIA Org ID

B1673

Last News Received

2015
You are viewing an organization profile from the Yearbook of International Organizations Online.
← return to your search page to find additional profiles.
Terms of Use

UIA allows users to access and make use of the information contained in its Databases for the user’s internal use and evaluation purposes only. A user may not re-package, compile, re-distribute or re-use any or all of the UIA Databases or the data* contained therein without prior permission from the UIA.

Data from database resources may not be extracted or downloaded in bulk using automated scripts or other external software tools not provided within the database resources themselves. If your research project or use of a database resource will involve the extraction of large amounts of text or data from a database resource, please contact us for a customized solution.

UIA reserves the right to block access for abusive use of the Database.

* Data shall mean any data and information available in the Database including but not limited to: raw data, numbers, images, names and contact information, logos, text, keywords, and links.