Glossary

Many of the terms used in the protection of author’s rights and the distribution of royalties are based in the legal language of copyright law.

A  B  C  D  E  F  I  L  M  P  R  S  T


A

 

Accounts

The official written record of CISAC’s financial transactions.

African Society

A Society domiciled in an African country.

AGP Society

A Society for which the administration of copyright in graphic, plastic or photographic copyright works is the dominant activity.

Asia/Pacific Society

A Society domiciled in an Asia/Pacific country.

Author

A creator of any artistic work, not limited to the literary field.


B

 

Board

CISAC’s Board of Directors, as set out in the Statutes.

Board Report

A detailed account of the Board’s management of CISAC and the stewardship of CISAC’s finances.


C

 

Calendar Year

A period of 12 Months beginning on 1 January and ending on 31 December.

Canada/USA Society

A Society domiciled in either Canada or in the United States of America.

Central European/ East European/ Central Asian Society

A Society domiciled in a Central European, East European or Central Asian country.

CIS

The common information system, the purpose of which is to introduce, develop and maintain:

A) Standards for the efficient distribution of Royalties (“CIS Standards”)

B) Databases which enable Members (as defined in accordance with Articles 7 et seq.) to share information based on the CIS Standards.

Constitution

Memorandum, Articles of Association, statutes, and internal rules.

Creator

Author or composer.


D

 

DLV Society

A Society for which the administration of copyright in dramatic, literary or audio-visual copyright works is the dominant activity.


E

 

European Society

A Society domiciled in any country (other than Canada and the United States of America) which was a member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on 31 May 2006.

Expert

The senior executive employed by a Member who has direct or indirect responsibility for the information technology functions of such Member.


F

 

Financial Obligation

Any pecuniary obligation (whether arising through contract, under the Statutes or otherwise) which a Member, Associate or Provisional (as defined in accordance with Articles 7 et seq.), as the case may be, owes to CISAC.


I

 

Ibero-American Member

A Member domiciled in a Latin American country, Spain or Portugal.

Internal Rules

The complete set of regulations setting out the conduct, procedure, arrangement and practices of a Body (as defined in accordance with Article 32).


L

 

Latin American Society

A Society domiciled in a Latin American country.


M

 

Month

A calendar month.

Musical Society

A Society for which the administration of copyright in musical copyright works is the dominant activity.


P

 

Professional Rules

The code of governance, administrative, business, financial and CIS principles which are regularly laid down by the Board and binding on each Member, Associate and Provisional.


R

 

Region

Each of the following five geographical areas of Africa, Asia-Pacific, Canada and the United States of America, Europe and Latin America.

Repertoire

Each of the following three categories of copyright works:

musical works;

dramatic, literary and audiovisual works;

graphic, plastic and photographic works.

Reprographic Rights Collections

Any Royalties collected in respect of the reprographic reproduction of a copyright work through the process of photocopying, printing, or faxing such copyright work.

Royalties

The share of the proceeds paid to a Creator or publisher in respect of the exploitation of a copyright work.


S

 

Society

A collective management organisation administering copyright/authors rights.

Statutes

CISAC’s statutes, as set out in this document.


T

 

Term

A period separating the last day of two consecutive Summits.

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