Colombian Center of Reprographic Rights

CDR, Colombian Center of Reprographic Rights
Calle 35 No 5 A- 05
Bogotá D.C.
Phone: +57 1 3233873
Fax: +57 1 3233873

Chief Executive:
President: Álvaro Carvajal
Chief Executive Phone: +57 1 2481449
Chief Executive Email:

General Manager: Nathalia Gomez Vargas
Phone: +57 1 3233873

Year of first distribution: 2004

Composition of Board:
Total number of Board Members: 6
How are Board Members elected: For periods of two years, directly by members in democratic election
Total number of Author Representatives: 3
Total number of Publisher Representatives: 3

Total number of Member Associations: 194
Total Publishers' Associations: 64
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations: 130
Total Rights holders represented: 194

DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR January 1st to December 31st

Type of National legislation :
Civil law: Yes
Common law: No
Other Law: The regulations that govern CDR as a Sociedad de Gestion Colectiva de Derecho de Autor in Colombia, are Law 44 of 1993, Law 98 of 1993, and resolutions 088 of 2000 and 035 of 2002 of the Direccion Nacional de Derecho de Autor, a dependence of the Interior Ministry. These resolutions allow CDR to act as a reproduction rights organisation.

Licensing system:
Voluntary Licencing schemes, without any form of back-up in Copyright Laws

Reprographic licences
Types of works licensed: Printed books
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Universities, libraries, copyshops, goverment, companies.

Digital Licences
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Universities Libraries Schools Copy Centers Public Companies Private Companies

Other Licences
Public Lending Rights: No

Title-specific distribution: No
Non title-specific distribution: No
Both title-specific distribution and non title-specific distribution: No
Full reporting: No
Sampling: Yes
Statistical surveys: Yes
Objective availability: No
Possibility to be copied: Yes

Number of Bilateral agreements type A: 2
Bilateral agreements type A with: Spain and United States
Number of Bilateral agreements type B: 13
Bilateral agreements type B with: Argentina, United States, Spain, Brazil, Chile, Japan, Luxemburg, Mexico, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Azerbaijan, Costa Rica, South Korea, Norway and Panama.


Total amount collected for all licensing:
COP 864,892,000.00 (+/- EUR 241,992.81)

Total amount collected for reproduction licensing:
COP 628,709,000.00 (+/- EUR 175,909.89)

Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing:
COP 864,892,000.00 (+/- EUR 241,992.81)

Total amount distributed to national rightsholders:
COP 421,060,000.00 (+/- EUR 117,810.66)

Total amount distributed from all licensing:
COP 280,000,000.00 (+/- EUR 78,342.72)

The exchange rate of 1 January 2018 was applied, being EUR 1= 3574.0400 COP