In principle, authors exercises or manages the copyright of their works by themselves, but they can be assisted by a Management Organization to act on their behalf (Art . TRLPI 147-159)
The Management Entity may grant non-exclusive authorization to use a work, collect and distribute the remuneration received, as well as prevent and detect violations of rights and seek measures for clearing. His speech may be voluntary or mandatory, as there are rights that can only be made effective through them (por. example, compensation for private copying of Section 25 TRLPI). In general, can only manage economic right .
management institutions have no profit, so it is associative and presented as a guarantee for effective management copyright, seeking benefit both the owners of the works and the users.
For their operation, management entity will need authorization from the Ministry of Culture, which will be published in the Bulletin Oficial del Estado.
These entities are more or less specialized by type of works (music, choreography, plastic) and holders (authors, artists, producers). At present there are the following:
Management Entities Intellectual Property Rights of authors: