Our partners

We work together with collective management organizations all over the world

 

Our partners from abroad collect royalties for authors represented by ZAiKS, and we do the same for creators of the world if their works are used in Poland.

We belong to associations that bring together collective management organizations from different countries.

  • CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers) works to promote cooperation between collective management organizations of the world, ensures that they adhere to standards in their practices and provide a uniform and effective protection of copyright. The Confederation was established in 1926 and ZAiKS was one of its founders.
  • GESAC (European Grouping of Societies of Authors and Composers) works towards strengthening copyright in the European Union.
  • BIEM (International Bureau of Organizations Managing Mechanical Reproduction Rights) acts to improve the management of rights related to recordings and mechanical reproduction.

We cooperate with Stowarzyszenie Kreatywna Polska (the Creative Poland Association), which is an alliance of creative communities and creative industries that acts for the development of Polish culture, science, creativity and innovation.

 

In which countries do we collect royalties?

Presently (in 2021) we have over 140 concluded reciprocal representation agreements. Thanks to this, we cooperate with organizations such GEMA in Germany or BMI in the US. 

The first such agreement was signed with France’s SACEM – on 1 October 1926. We signed the following agreement with Britain’s PRS – on 31 January 1927. Before World War II, we entered into relations among others with societies such as AKM (Austria), SGAE (Spain), OSA (Czech Republic), STIM (Sweden), TONO (Norway), KODA (Denmark), TEOSTO (Finland), SIAE (Italy), BUMA (Netherlands), SADAIC (Argentina) and ASCAP (United States).

Thanks to reciprocal representation agreements, our involvement in the structures of CISAC and due to our presence in the global system of copyright management, the Society of Authors ZAiKS currently represents over 4 million foreign authors and manages 65 million works. The participation in the network of societies affiliated under CISAC allows us to collect royalties in Poland that are due to foreign authors and those abroad that are due to Polish authors. At the same time, the works entrusted with ZAiKS are registered in the data base of CISAC, as a result of which they receive immediate protection in other countries.

List of representation agreements

Our partners in Poland also include:

  • SFP Stowarzyszenie Filmowców Polskich (the Polish Filmmakers Association)
  • STOART Związek Stowarzyszeń Artystów Wykonawców (the Union of Performing Artists)
  • SAWP Stowarzyszenie Artystów Wykonawców Utworów Muzycznych i Słowno-Muzycznych (the Polish Association of Performing Artists of Music and Music with Lyrics)
  •  ZPAV Związek Producentów Audio-Video (the Polish Society of the Phonographic Industry)
  • ZASP Związek Artystów Scen Polskich (the Association of Polish Stage Artists)
  • ZPAF Związek Polskich Artystów Fotografików (the Association of Polish Art Photographers)
  • ZPAP Związek Polskich Artystów Plastyków (the Association of Polish Artists and Designers)
  • STL Stowarzyszenie Twórców Ludowych (the Association of Folk Artists)
  • KOPIPOL Stowarzyszenie Zbiorowego Zarządzania Prawami Autorskimi Twórców Dzieł Naukowych i Technicznych (the Association of Copyright Collective Administration of Authors of Scientific and Technical Works)
  • Stowarzyszenie Dziennikarzy i Wydawców REPROPOL (the Association of Journalists and Publishers REPROPOL)
  • Stowarzyszenie Autorów i Wydawców COPYRIGHT POLSKA (the Association of Authors and Publishers COPYRIGHT POLSKA)