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International Network

Agreements with Copyright Societies Around the World

 
  Countries covered by representation agreements between JASRAC and foreign societies
as of April 1, 2015

Through its signing of the Berne Convention and the Universal Copyright Convention, as well as membership in international bodies such as the World Trade Organization (WTO), Japan enjoys a mutual copyright protection relationship with almost every country on the planet.  Under the umbrella of these agreements, JASRAC has reciprocal representation agreements with 122 copyright societies covering 93 countries and 4 territories (Hong Kong, Taiwan, French New Caledonia, Macau) around the world.  

Playing a Vital Role in CISAC

JASRAC belongs to the two major international organizations representing copyright societies: CISAC (International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers – NGO representing author's societies in 123 countries) and BIEM (International Bureau of Societies Administering the Recording and Mechanical Reproduction Rights – global organization representing mechanical rights societies).  Serving as a member of the Board of Directors of CISAC and as a member of the Management Committee of BIEM, JASRAC plays an important role in the protection and administration of copyrights on the global stage.  Within CISAC there are many committees that are devoted to coordinating and harmonizing various aspects of inter-society administration, and JASRAC is an active participant on the Distribution Technical Committee, Radio and Television, Broadcasting Technical Committee and other groups that help to establish global standards.  

Endeavors to Strengthen Copyright Protection in the Asian Region

JASRAC played a central roll in the activities of the CISAC Asia-Pacific Committee when it was created in 1982, and continues to make contributions to the Committee and to the improvement of copyright protection throughout the region.   JASRAC, through the Committee, provides financial support to copyright societies in countries where infrastructure and systems for copyright administration are lagging behind global standards.  JASRAC also dispatches lecturers to seminars and symposiums conducted by international organizations such as WIPO aimed at personnel from local administration societies and concerned government bodies.  Furthermore, JASRAC receives trainees from overseas organizations and provides them with practical training in copyright administration.  
In response to the unprecedented success enjoyed by Japanese musical works in Asia in recent years, JASRAC has implemented a wide range of concrete measures including steps to reinforce copyright administration policy in this region; anti-piracy measures in coordination with governmental bodies and related organizations; and strengthening relationships with the copyright administration societies in the large markets for JASRAC-administered works such as China, Taiwan and Korea.  

Europe
Albania ALBAUTOR P M
Armenia ARMAUTHOR P M
Austria AKM P
Austria Austro-Mechana M
Austria Literar-Mechana M
Belarus BELAT P M
Belgium SABAM P M
Bosnia and Herzegovina SQN P M
Bulgaria MUSICAUTOR P M
Croatia HDS P M
Czech OSA P M
Denmark KODA P
Denmark NCB M
Estonia EAU P M
Finland TEOSTO P
France SACEM P
France SDRM M
Germany GEMA P M
Germany WORT P M
Greece AEPI P M
Hungary ARTISJUS P M
Iceland STEF P
Ireland IMRO P
Italy SIAE P M
Kazakhstan KAZAK P M
Latvia AKKA/LAA P M
Lithuania LATGA-A P M
Macedonia ZAMP P M
Moldova ASDAC P M
Netherlands BUMA P
Netherlands STEMRA M
Norway TONO P
Poland ZAIKS P M
Portugal SPA P M
Romania UCMR-ADA P M
Serbia SOKOJ P M
Slovakia SOZA P M
Slovenia SAZAS P M
Spain SGAE P M
Sweden STIM P
Switzerland SUISA P M
U.K. PRS for Music P
U.K. MCPS M
U.K. MRS M
North America
Barbados COSCAP P
Belize BSCAP P
Canada SOCAN P
Canada CMRRA M
Canada SODRAC M
Costa Rica ACAM P
Cuba ACDAM P M
Honduras AACIMH P
Jamaica JACAP P
Mexico SACM P M
Panama SPAC P
Saint Lucia ECCO P
Trinidad and Tobago COTT P M
U.S.A. AMRA P M
U.S.A. APRS P
U.S.A. ASCAP P
U.S.A. BMI P
U.S.A. SESAC P M
U.S.A. Harry Fox M
South America
Argentina SADAIC P M
Bolivia SOBODAYCOM P
Brazil ABRAMUS P
Brazil AMAR P M
Brazil ASSIM P
Brazil SADEMBRA P
Brazil SBACEM P M
Brazil SBAT P M
Brazil SICAM P M
Brazil SOCINPRO P
Brazil UBC P M
Brazil ADDAF M
Chile SCD P M
Colombia SAYCO P M
Paraguay APA P M
Peru APDAYC P
Uruguay AGADU P M
Venezuela SACVEN P
NIS
Azerbaijan AAS P M
Georgia GCA P M
Russia RAO P M
Ukraine UACRR P  
Asia
China MCSC P M
Hong Kong CASH P M
India IPRS P
Indonesia WAMI P
Israel ACUM P M
Macau MACA P
Malaysia MACP P M
Mongolia MOSCAP P
Nepal MRCSN P
Philippines FILSCAP P
Singapore COMPASS P M
South Korea KOMCA P M
Taiwan MUST P M
Thailand MCT P M
Turkey MESAM P M
Vietnam VCPMC P M
Oceania
Australia APRA P  
Australia AMCOS   M
French New Caledonia SACENC P M
Africa
Benin BUBEDRA P M
Burkina Faso BBDA P M
Cameroon CMC P M
Central African Republic BUCADA P M
Republic of Congo BCDA P M
Cote d'Ivoire BURIDA P M
Egypt SACERAU P M
Guinea BGDA P M
Madagascar OMDA P M
Mali BUMDA P M
Mauritius MASA P M
Morocco BMDA P M
Namibia NASCAM P M
Nigeria MCSN P
Senegal BSDA P M
South Africa SAMRO P M
Tunisia OTPDA P M
Zimbabwe ZIMURA P
P Performing Rights Societies   Direct Agreement : 102 / indirect Agreement : 23 / Total : 122
93 countries and 4 areas as of April 1, 2015
M Mechanical Rights Societies