History of JASRAC
|2014||75th anniversary of the foundation of JASRAC.
CISAC/BIEM international conferences held in Tokyo.
Establishment of JASRAC Music Culture Award.
JASRAC revised the tariffs for publishing (printing).
|2013||JASRAC revised the tariffs for lending (rental CDs).
|2012||JASRAC Awards 30th Anniversary event "Thirty Years of JASRAC Awards" held.
JASRAC revised the tariffs for performances at concert.
Administration of performances at culture centers started.
|Amended Copyright Law enacted (stipulations to facilitate the use of copyright works on the Internet and curb illegal circulation of copyright works introduced).||2010||Transition to a "general incorporated association."
|Establishment of the General Incorporated Association Copyright Data Clearinghouse (CDC).||2009||70th anniversary of the foundation of JASRAC.
|2008||The Reciprocal Representation Agreement with the Korea Music Copyright Association (KOMCA) took effect.
|2007||JASRAC fully revised the tariffs for performances at entertainment places.
JASRAC announced the licensing conditions for video posting (sharing) websites services (UGC).
|Amended Copyright Law enacted (facilitating the simultaneous re-transmission of broadcasting by using IP multicast broadcasting, strengthening penalties, etc.).||2006||CISAC “Radio and Television Broadcasting” Technical Committee held in Nara.
|2005||Appeal court ruling on infringement of copyright by music file sharing service finalized (suspension of copyright infringement and payment for damages).
|Amended Copyright Law enacted (introduction of prevention measures for sound recordings from flowing back across the border, etc.).||2004||Electronic Data Interface (EDI) of JASRAC operations advanced (e.g.implementation of the system for user application for license on the Internet).
|Basic Law on Intellectual Property enacted.
Intellectual Property Policy Headquaters set up in the Cabinet.
|2003||JASRAC fully revised the tariffs for concert.
|2002||JASRAC introduces amendments allowing trustors to select the scope of rights entrustment.
Commencement of administration of BGM use.
|Commencement of enforcement of Law on Management Business of Copyright and Neighboring Rights.||2001||Commencement of administration of non-commercial interactive transmissions.
Execution of "STEP 2001," follow-up evaluation project for digital watermark technology.
CISAC Broadcasting Technical Committee and Asia-Pacific Committee meetings held in Tokyo.
|Enactment of Law on Management Business
of Copyright and Neighboring Rights.
|2000||Execution of "STEP 2000," an international project to evaluate digital watermark technology.
Approval of tariff provisions and schedules for "interactive transmissions."
|100th anniversary of enactment of Copyright Law.
Society for Administration of Remuneration for Video Home Recording (SARVH) established.
Japanese Copyright Law is amended, abolishing Article 14 of the Supplementary Provisions.
|1999||60th anniversary of the foundation of JASRAC.
CISAC Administrative Council and Executive Bureau held in Tokyo.
JASRAC announces "DAWN 2001" Project.
Musical work information is made public on the Internet.
|1998||JASRAC starts collection of royalties from karaoke premises with a floor space of under 16.5m2 and banquet rooms under 33m2.
JASRAC revises its Articles of Association and initiates non-profit cultural activities.
|Public transmission rights created within the Copyright Law.||1997||JASRAC agrees with the association for on-line Karaoke operators regarding payment of royalties for on-line karaoke.
|World Trade Organization (WTO) Convention takes effect in Japan.
|1995||JASRAC receives first remuneration for home recording from SARAH.
|Society for Administration of Remuneration for Audio Home Recording (SARAH) established.
|MDs and DCCs put on the market.
Rights to claim remuneration home digital recordings created within the Copyright Law.
|1990||Strategic Conference on Private Audiovisual Copying formed.
|Satellite broadcasting begins.
Japan becomes a signatory to the Rome Convention for the Protection of Performers, Producers of Phonograms and Broadcasting Organizations.
|1989||50th anniversary of the foundation of JASRAC.|
|1987||JASRAC starts nationwide collection of royalties on the use of music in karaoke.
|1986||JASRAC installs a mainframe computer.
|Lending rights created within the Copyright Law.||1984||JASRAC starts administering rental records.
JASRAC organizes the34th CISAC General Assembly in Tokyo.
|CDs put on the market
CISAC Asia-Pacific Committee established.
|Japan becomes a signatory to the Convention for the Protection of Producers of Phonograms against Unauthorized Duplication of Their Phonograms.
||1978||JASRAC starts collection of broadcasting royalties with a blanket arrangement.|
|1977||JASRAC installs an online computer system.
|New Copyright Law enacted.
|1968||JASRAC joins BIEM.
|1966||JASRAC operations partially computerized.
|1960||Nagoya High Court confirms the owner's responsibility for using music in a performance by a band in a "place of entertainment."
JASRAC joins CISAC.
|Japan becomes a signatory to the Universal Copyright Convention.
|TV broadcasting begins.
|Peace Treaty effectuated.
|1951||JASRAC enters into its first representation agreement with a foreign copyright society (ASCAP).
|Constitution of Japan proclaimed.
|World War II comes to an end.
|Pacific War begins.
|1940||JASRAC initiates operations.
|1939||Law on Intermediary Business concerning Copyrights enacted.
|Radio broadcasting begins.
|Copyright Law enacted.
Japan becomes a signatory to the Berne Convention.