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XXXCopyright Management Organizations


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 147-192)

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:

Management entities of intellectual property rights of performers:

Entities property rights management intellectual producers:


To check the rates of the Management Entities, please visit the Web del Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte.

University library - Intellectual Property

Universidad de Alicante
Carretera de San Vicente del Raspeig s/n
03690 San Vicente del Raspeig
Alicante (Spain)

Tel: (+34) 96 590 3400 Exts. 1225 y 1226

Fax: (+34) 96 590 3464

For further information:, and for enquiries on this web server:

Carretera San Vicente del Raspeig s/n - 03690 San Vicente del Raspeig - Alicante - Tel. 96 590 3400 - Fax 96 590 3464