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Collective Rights

Before defining the concept of collective rights and introducing its main features, let us look briefly at what copyright and related rights themselves amount to.

What is copyright?

When a person creates a literary, musical, scientific or artistic work, he or she is the owner of that work and is free to decide on its use. That person (called the "creator" or the "author" or "owner of rights") can control the destiny of the work. Since, by law, the work is protected by copyright from the moment it comes into being, there is no formality to be complied with, such as registration or deposit, as a condition of that protection. Mere ideas in themselves are not protected, only the way in which they are expressed.

Copyright is the legal protection extended to the owner of the rights in an original work that he has created. It comprises two main sets of rights: the economic rights and the moral rights.

The economic rights are the rights of reproduction, broadcasting, public performance, adaptation, translation, public recitation, public display, distribution, and so on. The moral rights include the author's right to object to any distortion, mutilation or other modification of his work that might be prejudicial to his honor or reputation.

What is Collective Rights Management?

Collective rights management is the exercise of copyright and related rights by organizations acting in the interest and on behalf of the owners of rights. 

Def.: collective of right holders for licensing uses against payment, collection and distribution of royalties

• Equal treatment to all authors, performers and works
• Stronger negotiating power
• Licensing of uses
• Collecting Royalties
• Distributing Royalties
• Dividing enforcement costs
• Additional services to members (eg. legal advising)

Society for Copyright Regulation of Indian Producers for Film and Television (SCRIPT)

NABCRM maintains bilateral agreements with the Society for Copyright Regulation of Indian Producers for Film and Television (SCRIPT), a registered copyright society by the Government of India, Copyright Office.

Society for Copyright Regulation of Indian Producers for Film and Television (SCRIPT)