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Collective Rights Management Organization

Authorization for Performing the Activity

Authorization for performing the activity is granted to the organization which may efficiently manage rights of domestic and foreign right holders in Serbia

Article 155 of Copyright and Related Rights Act

Authorization for performing the activity is granted to the organization which satisfies following requirements:

  1. has its principle place of business in the Republic of Serbia, i.e. in the Republic of Montenegro;
  2. its founders represent the majority of right holders, i.e. of holders of related rights in the field of the activity in which the organization is involved, and which have their residence in the Republic of Serbia, i.e. in the Republic of Montenegro or are their citizens;
  3. has personnel, financial, technical and organizational preconditions to be able to efficiently manage rights of domestic and foreign right holders, i.e. of holders of related rights in the Republic of Serbia, i.e. in the Republic of Montenegro, and of domestic right holders, i.e. of holders of related rights abroad in the field of the activity in which the organization is involved;
  • Competent organ

If organization does not fulfill obligation from the Article 155 within 5 years from the day of acquisition of the first authorization, competent organ will revoke authorization for work.


Article 158 of Copyright and Related Rights Act

(1) Competent organ will revoke authorization for performing the activity granted to the organization when establishes that:
  1. authorization for performing the activity is granted to the organization on the basis of the false data;
  2. organization has not carried out ordered measures for eliminating irregularities in its work within time limit set by competent organ;
  3. organization has not fulfilled its obligation from the Article 171 of this Act
(2) Decision about withdrawing authorization from the paragraph 1 of this Article is final.

(3) Competent organ will inform about the decision from the paragraph 1 of this Article, authorized agency for keeping registry in which organization is registered.

(4) Decision about granting, renewal and revocation of authorization for performing the activity is being published in “Official Gazette of Serbia and Montenegro”.

  • Collective management of rights of domestic authors abroad and of foreign authors in Serbia

On the basis of the agreement with foreign organization, organization performs collective management of rights of domestic holders abroad and of foreign authors in Serbia


Article 171 of Copyright and Related Rights Act

(1) On the basis of the agreement with corresponding foreign organizations, organization provides collective management of copyright and related rights of domestic holders abroad and of foreign right holders in the Republic of Serbia, i.e. in the Republic of Montenegro.

(2) Paragraph 1 of this Article does not apply to organizations which collectively carry out rights for which, in international practice, is not usual reciprocal cooperation with foreign organizations.

(3) Organization is obliged to fulfill obligation from the paragraph 1 of this Article within 5 years from the day of acquisition of the first authorization for performing the activity.