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LITA, Society of Authors

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LITA, LITA, Society of Authors
Mozartova 9
Bratislava
811 02
Slovakia
Phone
+421 2 67 209 301
E-Mail
Website
https://www.lita.sk/
Chief Executive Name
Jana Vozárová
Chief Executive Title
Director
Chief Executive Phone
+421 2 67 209 301
Chief Executive Email
Key representative
Jana Vozárová
Title
Director
Key representative
Lucia Miklasová
Title
Deputy Director
History of the organisation
- 1949: regional office of the agency DILIA from Prague providing elementary services;
- 1954: Slovak Dramatic and Literary Agency DILIA; public cooperative, voluntary association of writers, translators, musicians specialising mainly in theatre. DILIA protects authors' rights in the territory of Slovakia;
- 1961: public cooperative becomes an organisation with modern structure;
- 1969: the name is changed to LITA, Slovak Literary Agency. LITA won international competence and became monopoly for transfer of rights from and to abroad. Its services were intended for publishers, theatres, television, radio and other users;
- 1993: the changes in the society influenced also the changes in LITA. LITA transformed to the civil association (of writers, script writers, directors, cartoonists, choreographers, translators) and changed the name to LITA, Society of Authors. Focus of its services moved from agency related matter to the administration of authors' rights;
- 1998: on the basis of the Act on the collective management of rights the Ministry of Culture granted to LITA the Licence for collective management of rights for the areas of literary, dramatic, music-dramatic, choreographic and audiovisual works;
- 2004: LITA extended its activities to collective management of rights of the authors of visual works and photography;
- 2005: LITA represents also the authors of architectonic works and the authors of works of applied arts.
Year of incorporation
1949, reprography since 1998
Year of first distribution
2000 (reprography)
Year of first collection
1998 (reprography)
Total number of Board Members
9
How are Board Members elected
By the General Assembly
Total number of Author Representatives
9
Total number of Publisher Representatives
0
Remarks about the Board
The Board is composed of 9 members to cover all categories of represented authors, in more detail: 3 representatives of authors of literary works, 3 representatives of authors of audio-visual works, 2 representatives of authors of works of visual arts and photography and 1 representative of authors of dramatic and theatrical works.
Total Number of Member Associations
0
Total Publishers' Associations
0
Total Creators' (authors and visual artists) Associations
0
Total Rights holders represented
3 849
Remarks about the members
According to the Slovak Copyright Act, the right of the right holders for remuneration from reprography exception belongs to mandatory collectively managed rights. This means that levies from the reprography exception are distributed also among right holders not represented by LITA.
Staff total number
25
DATES OF FINANCIAL YEAR
from 1 January to 31 December
Type of National legislation
Civil Law
Other Law
Authors’ rights, neighbouring rights and collective management of rights are governed by the Copyright Act No. 185/2015 Coll.
Licensing system
Equipment levy and Operator's fee
Mandating Rights Holders
Authors of text and images
OTHER LICENCES - Public Lending Rights
on
Other areas of licensing
Public Lending Right
Cable retransmission
Communication to the public
Broadcasting
Reproduction
Making available
Public display
Dissemination by sale or other transfer of patrimonial rights
Public performance
Outline of Distribution plan and methodology used
shares between rights holders groups agreed by rights holders, individual distribution to the authors
Distribution methods
Sampling
Statistical surveys
Objective availability
Possibility to be copied
% Author/Publisher Split
100/0
Text authors’ % share
80%
Visual material authors’ % share
20%
Administration costs as a percentage
16,45
Are deductions for cultural and/or social purposes made?
no
Number of Bilateral agreements type A
0
Bilateral agreements type A with
-
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
21
Bilateral agreements type B with
ABDR, Brazil
Bild-Kunst, Germany
CADRA, Argentina
CAL, Australia
CLL, New Zealand
Copydan, Denmark
CopyRus, Russia
DILIA, Czech Republic
Fjolís, Iceland
HARR, Hungary
HKRRLS, Hong Kong
JAMCOPY, Jamaica
KOPIPOL, Poland
KOPJAMALT, Malta
Literar-Mechana, Austria
ORIGINAL, Bosnia and Herzegovina
ProLitteris, Switzerland
REPROBEL, Belgium
REPRONIG, Nigeria
VG Wort, Germany
VIETRRO, Vietnam
Other agreements with RROs
0
Total amount collected for all licensing
5 190 286.40
Total amount collected for reproduction licensing
645 353.61
Total amount collected nationally for reproduction licensing
644 578.30
Levies on equipment and other mediums
634 310.98
Total amount collected for PLR
309 193.36
Total amount received for licensing from other RROs world-wide
116 077.67
Total amount received for reproduction licensing from other RROs world-wide
775.31
Total amount distributed from all licensing
5 727 397.68
Total amount distributed from reproduction licensing
654 353.61
Total amount distributed to national rightsholders from reproduction licensing
654 353.61
Total Amount distributed to foreign RROs
1 874 645.00
Total amount distributed from PLR
234 193.36
Administration Charge (actual figure)
853 828.40
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