MASA, Mauritius Society of Authors
Avenue des artistes
Republic of Mauritius
(230) 4672219 / 4547931
Chief Executive Name
Mr. Michael L. Veeraragoo
Chief Executive Title
Chairperson of the Board
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Officer in Charge
History of the organisation
The Mauritius Society of Authors was established under The Copyright (Amendment) Act 2017 to replace the Rights Management Society (Mauritius). The Society collects fees from music users and distributes the money collected as royalties to its Members as well as foreign authors, composers and publishers through international affiliated Collective Copyright Management Societies worldwide. The key function is to administer the rights of its members and the members of its affiliated societies. MASA operates as a Collective Management Organisation that is to negotiate licenses with users who then have access to local and CISACs and other organizations extensive repertoire of copyright works.
Year of incorporation
Total number of Board Members
How are Board Members elected
Appointed and Elected members
Remarks about the members
The total members of right holders are from the musical, theatrical, audiovisual, performing arts and literary fields.
Staff total number
Type of National legislation
Copyright Act 2014 as amended in 2017
Voluntary Licencing schemes, without any form of back-up in Copyright Laws
Types of works licensed
Management of Reprographic rights has not yet started.
Public Lending Rights
Number of Bilateral agreements type B
Bilateral agreements type B with
TTRRO, KOPINOR, COLCIA, HKRRLS, COPYRUS, IRRO, COSOMA, REPRONIG, VG BILD-KUNST, HARR, KOPIKEN, CADRA, COPIBEC, FILCOLS, REPROBEL, B-COPY, OSDEL, VG-WORT
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Mrs. Ruth Theodule-Lafleur