Collective Management Organisations

Pursuant to Section 63 of the Copyright Law the protection of economic rights of right holders of copyright and related rights if such rights cannot be ensured on an individual basis or if such protection is difficult, shall be conducted by a collective management organization.

Collective management organizations are formed by the authors, whereas collective management organizations for related rights - by performers, film and phonogram producers.

From September 1, 2004 the organization may carry out collective management of economic rights only after it has received a permit issued by the Ministry of Culture. The Ministry of Culture also carries out supervision of the organizations administering economic rights on collective basis.

Copyright and Communication Consulting Agency/Latvian Copyright Agency (AKKA/LAA)
AKKA/LAA is an association founded by authors, representing more than 5000 Latvian authors as well as 130 copyright organizations from other countries.
AKKA/LAA has received a permit from the Ministry of Culture to carry out collective management of economic rights of the authors in respect to:

  • Public lending;
  • Administration of public lending on behalf of other organizations;
  • Public performance (pursuant to Chapter 63, Paragraph Five, Sub-paragraph 1 of the Copyright Law);
  • Retransmission by cable (pursuant to Chapter 63, Paragraph Five, Sub-paragraph 3of the Copyright Law);
  • Resale of original works of visual art;
  • Reproduction for personal use;
  • Administration of reproduction for personal use or on behalf of other organizations;
  • Publishing;
  • Public performance (except public performance pursuant to Chapter 63, Paragraph Five, Sub-paragraph 1);
  • Release;
  • Broadcasting;
  • Retranslation;
  • Making available works to the public by wire or otherwise in an individually selected location and at an individually selected time;
  • Reproduction;
  • Reproduction for professional use in the name of collective management organizations representing phonogram producers to the extent of such collective management it has been agreed with the collective management organization representing phonogram producers and as long as such agreement is in force.

Latvian Performers and Producers Association (LaIPA)
LaIPA is an association founded by performers and phonogram producers, representing more than 1500 performers and phonogram producers from Latvia, as well as 90 performers’ and phonogram producers’ organizations from other countries.
LaIPA has obtained a permit of the Ministry of Culture to carry out collective management of economic rights in respect to:

  • Broadcasting, including simultaneous broadcasting on the electronic network and broadcasting only on the electronic network;
  • Retransmission by cable;
  • Communication (reproduction of phonograms in public places and communication of programs consisting of phonograms published for commercial needs);
  • Reproduction for personal use;
  • Rental and lease;
  • Reproduction and distribution of phonograms published until May 15, 1993 (on behalf of the performers);
  • Reproduction (on behalf of phonogram producers);
  • Reproduction for professional use in the name of collective management organizations representing authors to the extent of such collective management it has been agreed with the collective management organization representing authors and as long as such agreement is in force;
  • Making available in phonograms fixed performances to the public by wire or otherwise in an individually selected location and at an individually selected time.

Latvian Film Producers Association (LKPA)
LKPA is an association founded by film producers, representing around 270 film producers from Latvia and other countries.
LKPA has received a permit of the Ministry of Culture to carry out collective management of economic rights in respect to reproduction for personal use.

Latvian Union of Professional Actors (LaPAA)
LaPAA is an association representing 370 professional performers.
LaPAA has obtained a permit of Ministry of Culture to carry out collective management of economic rights of performers (actors, self-employed artists) in respect to:

  • Broadcasting, including simultaneous broadcasting on the electronic network and broadcasting only on the electronic network;
  • Retransmission by cable;
  • Reproduction for personal use;
  • Reproduction;
  • Making available works to the public by wire or otherwise in an individually selected location and at an individually selected time.

Association “Atbalss”
Association “Atbalss” represents producers of erotic and porn films, as well as the largest organization in Europe for collective management of erotic and porn economic rights „GÜFA”.
The association has obtained a permit of the Ministry of Culture to carry out collective management of economic rights of producers of erotic and porn films in respect to:

  • Rental and lease;
  • Retransmission by cable;
  • Reproduction;
  • Making available works to the public by wire or otherwise in an individually selected location and at an individually selected time.

Association „LATREPRO”
The goal of association “LATREPRO” is to promote and ensure the protection of rights and rightful interests of authors and publishers.
LATREPRO has obtained a permit of Ministry of Culture to carry out collective management of economic rights of reprographic reproduction for personal use.

Association “Art. Copyright. Cultural education.”

The association has obtained a permit of the Ministry of Culture to carry out collective management of economic rights of visual art authors’ works in respect to:

  • Communication to the public;

  • Publication;

  • Public performance (except public performance pursuant to Chapter 63, Paragraph Five, Sub-paragraph 1 of the Copyright Law);

  • Release

  • Broadcasting

  • Retranslation (except retransmission by cable pursuant to Chapter 63, Paragraph Five, Sub-paragraph 3 of the Copyright Law);

  • Making available to the public by wire or otherwise in an individually selected location and at an individually selected time;

  • Rental and lease;

  • Reproduction;

  • Translation;

  • Arrangement, adaptation for stage or screen or other transformation