Georgian Copyright Association

GCA, Georgian Copyright Association

63, Kostava Str. - Heroes' Square
Phone: + 995 32 2 23 78 87

Chief Executive:
Chairman of GCA (Chairman of the Board): Mr. Giga Kobaladze
Chief Executive Phone: +995 32 2 237887 or +995 5 99 93 90 30 (mobile)
Chief Executive Email:

Deputy Chairman, Member of the Board: Mirian Kululashvili
Phone: +995 32 2 237887 or +995 599 22 41 39 (mobile)
Head of International Department: Ms. Khatuna Gogishvili
Phone: +995 32 2 237887 or +995 591 51 05 61 (mobile)

Year of first distribution: 1999

Composition of Board:
Total number of Board Members: 5
How are Board Members elected: By the General Assembly
Total number of Author Representatives: 1
Total number of Publisher Representatives: 0

Total number of Member Associations: 1783
Total Publishers' Associations: 0
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations: 489
Total Rights holders represented: 1783
Remarks about the members: 367 out of total are creators of literature works.

DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR January 1 - December 31, 2017

Type of National legislation :
Civil law: Yes
Common law: No

Licensing system:
Extended Collective Licence
Mandating rights holders:
Member authors and Non members, as far as GCA is entitled to grant the licences on behalf of non members as well if they do not have the direct agreement with the user.

Reprographic licences
Types of works licensed: All types of works
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs, document delivery): Already have licensed for Photocopying via copy machines. GCA is in a process of extending the reprography right licensing in widen scale. GCA also starts to license schools for Public Lending Right.
Types of institutions/sectors licensed: Educational Institutions

Digital Licences
Types of works licensed: All types of works
Types of uses licensed (including, where applicable, course packs,
document delivery and storage): Reproduction of works stored in digital form

Other Licences
Public Lending Rights: No

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


Total amount collected for all licensing:
GEL 3,893,048.51 (+/- EUR 1,256,024.68)

Total amount collected for reproduction licensing:
GEL 51,229.43 (+/- EUR 16,528.29)

Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing:
GEL 51,035.59 (+/- EUR 16,465.75)

Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide:
GEL 193.84 (+/- EUR 62.54)

Total amount distributed to national rightsholders:
GEL 1,156,293.56 (+/- EUR 373,058.09)

Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs:
GEL 1,837.89 (+/- EUR 592.96)

Total amount distributed from all licensing:
GEL 2,057,583.73 (+/- EUR 663,843.76)

The exchange rate of 1 January 2018 was applied, being EUR 1= 3.0995 GEL