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Literar-Mechana

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Literar-Mechana
Linke Wienzeile 18
Wien
A-1060
Austria
Phone
+43 1 587 21 61
Website
http://www.literar.at
Chief Executive Name
Sandra Csillag
Chief Executive Title
Dr
Chief Executive Email
Publish chief executive details ?
on
Title
Legal department
Title
Director Licenses & Collections
Year of incorporation
1959
Year of first distribution
1998
Year of first collection
1996
Total number of Board Members
8
Total number of Author Representatives
4
Total number of Publisher Representatives
4
Remarks about the Board
composition of the Board of Directors: one director and the supervisory board.
How are Board Members elected
by the General Assembly
Remarks about the members
18458 authors, 492 publishers
Staff total number
19
Remarks about staff
3 of them working fulltime in the reprography section.
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
January 1 - December 31
Type of National legislation
Civil Law
Other Law
Statutory licence introduced by the 1996 Amendment to the copyright law which entered into force on 1st of April 1996
Licensing system
Non voluntary licence - legal licence
Types of works licensed
All categories of literary and scientific works
Types of institutions/sectors licensed
50 producers/importers of copymachines, faxmachines and scanner, 42 importers of printers
179 copyshops, 33 universities, 20 colleges of higher education; elementary Schools; vocational Schools
Public Lending Rights
on
Other areas of licensing
Right of mechanical reproduction, public reception of broadcasts, right of retransmission by cable, blank tape levy, schoolbook remuneration, public lendig right,
Distribution methods
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution
Full reporting
Sampling
Statistical surveys
Objective availability
% Author/Publisher Split
50:50
Administration costs as a percentage
6,0 Percent from all licensing income
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made ?
no
Cultural and social deductions combined as a percentage
50% (blank tape levy), 7% (reprography levies)
New developments / legislation
In 2015, by amendment of the Austrian Copyright Act (UrhG) the private copying levy was incorporated into law. Further, certain digital uses are permitted now like digital reproduction for the own use in schools, educational and scientific institutions.
In spring 2017 the Austrian Supreme Court ruled that Amazon shall pay the private copying levy to Austrian Copyright Collecting Societies. Accordingly, the Austrian Supreme Court confirmed the current system of the private copying levy and reaffirmed the existing laws.
Number of Bilateral agreements type A
11
Bilateral agreements type A with
CLA, CEDRO, CFC, ICLA, NLA, Pro Litteris, VG WORT; REPROBEL, CCC, Copyswede, SSA
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
8
Bilateral agreements type B with
HARR, KOPINOR, KOPIOSTO, KOPIPOL, LIRA, LITA, DILIA, SAZOR, Copyright Polska, DHFR
Please select your currency
Euro
Total amount collected for all licensing
40 180 124.51
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing
17 685 973.29
Amount for schools
477 231.21
Amount for further education
56 057.24
Amount for higher education
305 217.67
Amount for government
0.00
Amount for business
0.00
Amount for other sector(s)
138 722.56
Levies on equipment and other mediums
6 999 298.10
Total amount collected for PLR
467 177.41
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide
11 409 071.89
Total amount received for reproduction licensing from other RROs world-wide
7 929 985.04
Total amount distributed from all licensing
30 540 661.29
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
7 985 741.10
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders
21 655 800.21
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders from reproduction licensing
5 749 084.79
1. Of which for visual works, to publishers only
0.00
to publishers and visual creator organisations
0.00
to visual creators organisations
0.00
to collecting societies only
0.00
to individual artists only
0.00
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs
8 884 861.08
Total amount distributed from PLR
460 000.00
Administration Charge (actual figure)
4.30
Name
Markus Hergeth
Name
Winfried Edelmann