We are committed to protecting the value of music and ensuring that the rights of the authors of music, lyrics, arrangements and other copyright holders in musical works of all genres, with or without words, are represented.
We represent over 12 000 domestic authors and copyright holders (under power of attorney i.e. contract) and more than 4 500 000 foreign authors (under over 100 reciprocal representation agreements with foreign authors’ societies/organisations).
THE RIGHT TO REPRODUCE
THE RIGHT TO DISTRIBUTE
THE RIGHT RENT
THE RIGHT TO PERFORM
THE RIGHT TO PRESENT
THE RIGHT TO TRANSMIT PERFORMANCE OR PRESENTATION
THE RIGHT TO BROADCAST
THE RIGHT TO BROADCAST VIA SATELLITE
THE RIGHT TO REBROADCAST AND REBROADCAST VIA CABLE NETWORK
THE RIGHT TO COMMUNICATE TO THE PUBLIC INCLUDING INTERACTIVE MAKING AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC
THE RIGHT TO COMMUNICATE TO THE PUBLIC THE WORK THAT IS BROADCAST
THE RIGHT TO COMMUNICATE TO THE PUBLIC THE WORK FROM SOUND OR IMAGE CARRIERS
THE RIGHT TO COMPENSATION FOR THE LOANS OF THEIR WORKS
THE RIGHT TO SPECIAL COMPENSATION FOR IMPORT I.E. SALE OF TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT AND EMPTY SOUND, IMAGE AND TEXT CARRIERS FOR WHICH MAY BE JUSTIFIABLY ASSUMED THAT THEY WILL BE USED FOR REPRODUCTION OF THE COPYRIGHTED WORKS FOR PERSONAL, NON-COMMERCIAL PURPOSES OF NATURAL PERSONS, AND
Sokoj performs its activity under the Copyright and Related Rights Act (Official Gazette RS No. 104/2009, 99/2011119/2012, 29/2016 – CC decision, and 66/2019).
The licence for the collective management of economic rights of the authors of musical works and holders of copyright in musical works was renewed by the decision of the Intellectual Property Office (990 No. 2020/4594-05 as of 4 March 2020).
Sokoj acquired the status of a legal entity by registering with the Register of Association held by the Serbian Business Registers Agency.
As a non-profit organisation, Sokoj has two key groups of tasks:
Since 1956, Sokoj has been a member of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) with headquarters in Paris.
Since 1959, Sokoj has been a member of the Bureau International de l’Edition Mécanique (BIEM) administering mechanical rights.
We entered into over 100 reciprocal representation agreements with foreign authors’ societies for performing rights i.e. communication to the public and broadcasting of musical works, and for mechanical reproduction rights.