Collective Management of Copyright

Mauritius Society of Authors (MASA) operating under the aegis of the Ministry of Arts and Cultural Heritage
Describe the main features of the policy/measure: 

Copyright fees are collected from music in provision of the "Tariffs". After submission of returns from users, data is analysed and selected for the purpose of distribution exercises on the system. The allocation of shares is determined by the Copyright Societies Information System (CoSIS.NET). Payment of royalties after collections from music users are effected to local owners of copyright and to foreign owners through sister-Collective Management Organisations (CMOs). The methodologies to be used for distribution exercises per categories are determined by the Distribution Rules.

What are the results achieved so far through the implementation of the policy/measure?: 

Payments of royalties are effected to local owners of copyright at least twice a year and at least once a year for foreign ones.

Financial resources allocated to the policy/measure in USD: 

USD 288,154.80.

Partner(s) engaged in the implementation of the measure: 
Name of partnerType of entity
Association of Hoteliers and Restaurants in Mauritius (AHRIM)
Private Sector
Air Mauritius Ltd
Private Sector
Foreign CMOs
Public Sector
Mauritius Broadcasting Corporation (MBC)
Public Sector
Private Radios
Private Sector
Private Sector
Private Sector
Events' organisers
Private Sector
Shopping malls and shops
Private Sector
Has the implementation of the policy/measure been evaluated?: 
If yes, what are the main conclusions/recommendations?: 

The distribution exercises are monitored by the Distribution Committee.

Following representations from the artists' community, Government has agreed to a review of copyright fees. With the prevailing economic conditions due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the new structure of fees would be applicable as from 1 July 2021.

Objetivo(s) de la Convención 2005 de la UNESCO
Dominios culturales
Prioridades transversales