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Association LATGA

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LATGA, Association LATGA
J. Basanaviciaus str. 4B
Vilnius
LT-01118
Lithuania
Phone
+370 5 265 1600, +370 5 2651357
Fax
+370 265 1377
Website
http://www.latga.lt
Chief Executive Name
Jonas Liniauskas
Chief Executive Title
Director of the Association LATGA
Chief Executive Phone
+370 5 2651600
Chief Executive Email
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Title
Head of PLR and Reprography Division
Title
Lawyer
Phone
+370 5 2651357
Phone
+370 5 2651600
History of the organisation
Association LATGA was established in 1990 by Lithuanian creative unions representing a great circle of professional artists and by individual authors of different creative areas. Association LATGA bases its activities on agreements concluded with authors and foreign authors societies. In 1992 LATGA joined the community of CISAC. LATGA is a multirepertoire collecting society, inter alia, administering the right of reprographic reproduction. Thus, our main objective is to remunerate authors – our members - for the various types of use of their works, including reprographic reproduction.
Year of incorporation
1990 (reprography since 2002)
Year of first distribution
2002 (reprography)
Year of first collection
2002 (reprography)
Total number of Board Members
13
Total number of Author Representatives
13
Remarks about the Board
There is no Board of Directors as such. We have the Board of LATGA, composed of representatives of each of 6 creators unions that are incorporators of LATGA. Board is elected every 4 years by General meeting.
Total Rights holders represented
4 887
Staff total number
39
Remarks about staff
Staff: 39, including the two persons handling visual arts, public lending and reprographic reproduction of works
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
1 June - 31 May
Other Law
On 21 December 2011, supplement of Article 20 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights of Lithuania was accepted, which has entered into a force since 1 March of 2012.
Stipulations to Articale 20 were implemented from 20 December of 2016.
On 8 November, the Parliament of Lithuania adopted an amendment to the Law on Copyright and Related Rights which came into a force since January 1, 2019 and improves the protection and remuneration for authors and publishers. For six years, authors and publishers in the country and LATGA, a member of IFRRO, have been actively working to influence Government to implement those changes. The amendments adopted on 8 November are a major success for LATGA and the rightholders that they represent, and will strengthen the position of authors and publishers by (1) enabling text and image rightholders to receive a share from private copying and (2) increasing the remuneration paid through reprography levies by adding printers and scanners to the list of equipment levied.
Licensing system
Non voluntary licence - legal licence
Other licensing system
Operator's fee and Equipment levy
Types of works licensed
Books, periodicals, visual works
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
Copy-shops, universities, colleges, schools, libraries that provide pay copying services, sellers who sell reprography devices in the territory or Lithuania for the first time.
Public Lending Rights
on
Other areas of licensing
Public performance
Broadcasting
Retransmission
Reproduction
On-line exploitation of works
Private copying
Resale right
Public lending Right
Outline of Distribution plan and methodology used
Objective availability, possibility to be copied - according to information about books lent in the library (PLR). Authors who apply for public lending distribution take share in distribution of royalties for reprography as well. And they are remunarated
Distribution methods
Objective availability
Possibility to be copied
% Author/Publisher Split
Authors of Text [60%], Publishers [40%]
Text authors’ % share
20 % scientific literature authors, 15 % fiction authors, 15% visual material authors, 10% periodical materials authors
Publishers' % share
40%
Visual material authors’ % share
15%
Administration costs as a percentage
35%
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made ?
no
Cultural deductions as a percentage
25%
New developments / legislation
On 21 December 2011, supplement of Article 201 of the Law on Copyright and Related Rights of Lithuania was accepted, which has entered into force since 1 March of 2012.
Following the Law, it is mandatory for producers of reprographic equipment and sellers, which firstly sell reprographic equipment in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania, to inform on sale of the equipment and to pay royalties to authors and publishers for reproduction of works for personal purposes. As well as before, royalties have to be also paid by providers of reprographic services for reproduction of works for personal purposes.
In Lithuania there is adequate provision for a levy scheme within the law but rightholders were hindered from effectively collecting this compensation by lack of regulations, which was not implemented for 5 years. Association LATGA in cooperation with IFRRO was urging Lithuanian authorities to implement necessary Stipulations as soon as possible and only on 20 of December 2016 it was implemented.
On 8 November, the Parliament of Lithuania adopted an amendment to the Law on Copyright and Related Rights which came into a force since January 1, 2019 and improves the protection and remuneration for authors and publishers. For six years, authors and publishers in the country and LATGA, a member of IFRRO, have been actively working to influence Government to implement those changes. The amendments adopted on 8 November are a major success for LATGA and the rightholders that they represent, and will strengthen the position of authors and publishers by (1) enabling text and image rightholders to receive a share from private copying and (2) increasing the remuneration paid through reprography levies by adding printers and scanners to the list of equipment levied.
New developments / court cases
Association LATGA had only one court case by now. One of the companies, which sells reprographic equipment and refuses to pay compensation, was taken to Court and after all hearings the Court decided that this company is obliged to pay compensation to authors.
New developments / surveys and statistics
Lithuanian reprography scheme is applied only to copiers and multifunction copiers that can make copies on paper. This is obviously that it has to be applied to all equipment which can make copies not only on paper, but digital copies as well. In 2014 Association LATGA made a survey "Sociological survey about private copying of copyright works by means of reprographic reproduction in Lithuania". It shown that 40% of population make copies on paper, 10% of them copied, 10% printed and 20% copied and printed.
A new survey "Sociological survey about changes in the field of private copying of copyright works by means of reprographic reproduction in the past 4 years in the territory of Lithuania" was made in the year 2018. The results had shown that copying habits hadn't changed significantly, but people had copied more for their professional needs and copy machines were used less then 4 years ago, as multifunctional copy machines were used more, similarly printers and scanners. 22 % of population made copies from paper to paper, 19 % made copies from computer to paper, 17 % used their phones to make copies, 12 % used digital media to copy from one media to another, 6 % scanned from paper to computer and 24 % used different means of copying.
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
1
Bilateral agreements type B with
Copyright Polska
Please select your currency
Euro
Total amount collected for all licensing
7 410 036.00
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing
76 987.00
Levies on equipment and other mediums
70 905.00
Total amount collected for PLR
301 000.00
Total amount distributed from all licensing
6 072 144.00
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
725 066.00
Total amount distributed from PLR
270 900.00
Name
Radvile Bieliauskiene
Name
Jurga Braziuniene
Other agreements with RROs
No transfer of funds