L’un de nos objectifs essentiels est de contribuer à améliorer les processus opérationnels de nos membres.  Ceux-ci doivent se conformer aux Règles professionnelles et aux Résolutions obligatoires (Code de conduite) de la Confédération.

Ces règles contribuent à garantir le bon déroulement des transactions entre sociétés, ainsi qu'avec les créateurs, les éditeurs et tous les utilisateurs de contenus. 

Elles fournissent des critères mesurables qui favorisent :

  • la transparence et l’utilisation optimale des ressources
  • un service irréprochable aux créateurs
  • la concession rapide et sans discrimination des licences aux utilisateurs
  • la répartition précise et rapide des montants perçus

Le respect de ces règles a deux avantages principaux : il garantit, d’une part, l'homogénéité et la précision des opérations d'octroi de licences, de perception et de répartition des droits d'auteur tout au long de la chaîne de valeur de la gestion collective et il permet, d’autre part, d'étayer la confiance des partenaires du secteur, des décideurs politiques et du grand public.

Nous soutenons les organisations de gestion collective (OGC) à tous les stades de leur développement, grâce à des conseils juridiques, des formations et une assistance technique.

De nouvelles règles 

Chaque année, nos règles de gouvernance sont revues pour favoriser l'excellence opérationnelle de nos membres.

En juin 2013, l'Assemblée Générale de la CISAC a adopté de nouvelles règles de gouvernance pour encourager :

Une plus grande transparence financière

Nos sociétés membres sont tenues de fournir un compte rendu annuel de la façon dont elles traitent et gèrent les sommes perçues non identifiées et non distribuées, mais aussi leurs revenus financiers et autres que les droits d'auteur.

Une gouvernance renforcée

Une nouvelle règle a été adoptée visant à améliorer les processus de prise de décisions des sociétés ; la séparation de la direction et des organes de surveillance a été renforcée.

Des protocoles techniques plus efficaces

De nouvelles résolutions obligatoires applicables aux sociétés musicales ont été adoptées concernant la régularisation des paiements correspondant aux débits et aux crédits, les utilisations non identifiées des œuvres, l'utilisation du Répertoire International (œuvres étrangères utilisées sur le territoire d'une société) et l'attribution des ISWC aux œuvres gérées par les organisations qui gèrent les droits mécaniques.

Des visites de conformité plus efficaces

Pour garantir le respect général des Règles professionnelles par tous nos membres, nous avons élaboré et mis en œuvre un processus de contrôle de conformité. Chaque année, un certain nombre de sociétés sélectionnées au hasard sont contrôlées pour vérifier qu'elles respectent bien les Règles professionnelles. Ce contrôle passe par une visite sur place de spécialistes de la gestion collective.

Après plus de 5 ans d'expérience, le processus de contrôle de conformité est actuellement révisé pour améliorer son efficacité et fournir aux sociétés moins développées le soutien nécessaire pour atteindre le niveau d'excellence que la CISAC attend de ses membres.

Professional Rules

The Professional Rules are a set of binding principles laid down by CISAC to ensure that all of our members operate according to the best practices in terms of business, governance, management, finance and technical expertise. The principle of these Professional Rules was established back in 2006 and was subsequently extended to each of our repertoires.

  • In June 2008 for societies in the music (MU) and visual arts (AGP) repertoires
  • In June 2009 for societies in the dramatic, literary and audiovisual (DLV) repertoire

Each Professional Rule was discussed within the relevant advisory body (including technical and regional committees and creators’ councils) and approved by CISAC’s General Assembly prior to their implementation.

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Professional Rules for Musical Societies

Professional Rules for Dramatic, Literary and Audiovisual Societies

Professional Rules for Graphic, Plastic and Photographic Arts Societies

Binding Resolutions

The Binding Resolutions are a set of technical criteria that pertain to the documentation and distribution operations of our member societies. They complement the key principles of the Professional Rules and aim to maximize the accuracy and efficiency of royalty distribution to rights holders.

The Binding Resolutions deal with:

  • The use of international standards (e.g. IPI, ISWC) to ensure the prompt identification of rights holders
  • The use of the systems and tools to share documentation of works, such as the CIS-Net network for musical societies or IDA for audiovisual societies
  • Specific distribution rules in the case of unidentified uses or works with incomplete documentation

The Binding Resolutions have been progressively rolled out to the whole CISAC membership, according to the following timetable:  June 2010 for Audiovisual societies; June 2011 for Music (MU) and Visual Arts (AGP) societies; June 2012 for Literary societies; June 2014 for Drama societies.

Amongst lesser-developed authors’ societies, only societies from the audiovisual and dramatic repertoires have yet to complete the compliance process, by 2015 and 2016 respectively.

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Binding Resolutions for Musical Societies

Binding Resolutions for Dramatic, Literary and Audiovisual Societies

Binding Resolutions for Graphic, Plastic and Photographic Arts Societies

Statutes

The guiding principles of CISAC are laid down in its statutes, which define the organisation’s mission, role, functioning, structure and budget.

Over 90 years of existence, these principles have evolved significantly.

To carry out its mission, CISAC’s budget is based on the annual subscriptions of its members and on the entry fee of new members. The subscription is based on a percentage of the gross royalties collected annually by a member society in the territories in which it operates.

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Technical Committees

CISAC has four technical committees that provide expert, specialised guidance on the administration of royalties for creators.

Information Services Committee (ISC)

The ISC monitors common IT-based systems and tools including the CIS-Net programme definition, planning, deployment and business implementation. The ISC’s activities are linked to the Business Technical Committee (BTC).

The ISC aims to achieve the following goals:

  • Manage the forward planning of CIS
  • Monitor current activity with the systems and tools
  • Manage daily operations and activity
  • Define and supervise developments 
  • Coordinate and monitor projects relating to IT systems and tools to ensure efficiency
  • Organise a plenary forum every other year, only at the same time as the BTC meeting.

Business Technical Committee (BTC)

The BTC is a committee responsible for creating, implementing and troubleshooting all standards and procedures related to documentation and revenue distribution across all fields of creativity.

The BTC increases coordination with the Information Services Committee (ISC) and strengthens the link between the different repertoires represented by CISAC societies.

Media Technical Committee (MTC)

The MTC is a committee responsible for addressing issues related to both online and offline licensing, including mechanical and performance rights. The MTC aims at dealing effectively with all licensing topics through cooperation with the DLV and AGP committees, and ensuring the representation of under-represented repertoires.

The MTC also enables collateral projects related to documentation and distribution issues, such as multi-territorial licences. Additionally, the MTC provides training documentation to the entire CISAC membership.

Dramatic, Literary and Audiovisual Technical Committee (CTDLV)

The main task of the DLV is to facilitate sharing information on all matters relating to rights administration in DLV works and to develop common tools (for documentation, licensing and distribution, for example). It encourages and organizes cooperation and collaboration between CISAC members on all matters related to the promotion and administration of rights.

The DLV reform established a connection with the Business Technical Committee (BTC) and the Media Technical Committee (MTC). For instance, representatives of the DLV and AGP repertoires are now able to take part in the BTC and MTC subcommittees.