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Your rights abroad

// last update: 29.09.2017

As a member of Sabam, your copyrights are managed abroad by the sister societies with which Sabam has entered into reciprocal representation agreements.

More specifically, this means that the foreign authors' society will do everything to assure your royalties are collected when your works are exploited on its territory. These royalties are then paid to Sabam to redistribute them to its members.

NB: All foreign authors' societies act autonomously on the basis of their own national legislation, articles of association and regulations. It may be the case that certain types of exploitations, some categories of authors and works are not managed by a sister society whereas in Belgium, Sabam intervenes for these cases. If you would like more information about this, you can get in contact with the Sabam Customer Service.

Please also take account of the fact that the foreign authors' society determines its rates independently. You can therefore not assume that the amount of foreign royalties will be the same as the amount you receive for exploitations of your work in Belgium. The economic situation of the country in question also plays a role.

Below you will find an overview of the countries in which Sabam is represented.

 

COUNTRY MUSICAL PERFORMING RIGHTS MUSICAL MECHANICAL RIGHTS THEATRE AND DANCE AUDIOVISUAL VISUAL ARTS LITERATURE
Albania ALBAUTOR x x x x x
Algeria ONDA ONDA ONDA x x ONDA
Argentina SADAIC SADAIC ARGENTORES ARGENTORES SAVA x
Australia APRA
Ashmore Island
Australian Antartic Territory
Cartier Island
Christmas Island
Cocos Islands
Cook Islands
Federated States of Micronesia
Fiji Islands
Heard Island
Kiribati
Macquarie Island
Marshall Islands
Mc Donald Island
Nauru
New Zealand
Nieu
Norfolk Island
Palau
Papua New Guinea
Ross Dependency
Salomon Islands
Tokelau Islands
Tonga
Tuvalu
Vanuatu
Western Samoa
AMCOS
Ashmore Island
Australian Antartic Territory
Cartier Island
Christmas Island
Cocos Islands
Fiji Island
Heard Island
Macquarie Island
Mc Donald Island
Nauru
New Zealand
Nieu
Norfolk Island
Papua New Guinea
Ross Dependency
Salomon Islands
Tokelau Islands
Western Samoa
x ASDACS VISCOPY x
Austria AKM AUSTRO-MECHANA THOMAS SESSLER VG. x BILDRECHT LITERAR MECHANA
Azerbaijan AAS AAS AAS AAS AAS AAS
Barbados COSCAP COSCAP x x x x
Bosnia and Herzegovina AMUS x x x x x
Brazil UBC
SBACEM
SBAT
SADEMBRA
ABRAMUS
AMAR
SOCINPRO
SICAM
AMAR
SBACEM
SBAT
SBAT ABRAMUS AUTVIS x
Bulgaria MUSICAUTOR MUSICAUTOR TEATERAUTOR x x x
Burkina Faso BBDA BBDA BBDA BBDA BBDA BBDA
Canada SOCAN SODRAC x x SODRAC x
Chile SCD SCD ATN ATN CREAIMAGEN ATN
China MCSC MCSC x x x x
Colombia SAYCO SAYCO SAYCO SAYCO x x
Costa Rica ACAM ACAM x x x x
Croatia HDS HDS x x ARS CROATICA x
Cuba ACDAM ACDAM x x x x
Czech Republic OSA OSA DILIA DILIA GESTOR
OOA-S
DILIA
Denmark KODA
Faroe Islands
Greenland
NCB
Estonia
Finland
Iceland
Latvia
Lithuania
Norway
Sweden
x x VISDA x
Estonia EAÜ represented by NCB x x EAÜ x
Finland TEOSTO represented by NCB x KOPIOSTO KUVASTO x
France SACEM
Andorra
Austral Territories and French Antartic Islands
Benin
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Gabon
Gambia
Guadeloupe
Guinea
Guyane
Lebanon
Luxemburg
Madagascar
Mali
Morocco
Martinique
Mauritania
Mayotte
Monaco
New Caledonia
Niger
Polynesia
Reunion Island
Senegal
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
Tunisia
Wallis & Futuna
SACEM
Andorra
Austral Territories and French Antartic Islands
Benin
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Gabon
Gambia
Guadeloupe
Guinea
Guyane
Lebanon
Luxemburg
Madagascar
Mali
Morocco
Martinique
Mauritania
Mayotte
Monaco
New Caledonia
Niger
Polynesia
Reunion Island
Senegal
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
Tunisia
Wallis & Futuna
x SACD
Andorra
French Canada
Luxemburg
Monaco
Oversees Territories
Senegal

SCAM
Luxemburg
Monaco
French Canada
Oversees Territories
ADAGP
Luxemburg
Monaco

SAIF
SACD

SCAM
Luxemburg
Monaco
French Canada
Oversees Territories

SACEM
Andorra
Austral Territories and French Antartic Islands
Benin
Cameroon
Central African Republic
Chad
Congo
Djibouti
Egypt
Gabon
Gambia
Guadeloupe
Guinea
Guyana
Lebanon
Luxemburg
Madagascar
Mali
Morocco
Martinique
Mauritania
Mayotte
Monaco
New Caledonia
Niger
Polynesia
Reunion Island
Senegal
Saint-Pierre and Miquelon
Tunisia
Wallis & Futuna
Germany GEMA GEMA THOMAS SESSLER VG.
WORT
WORT BILDKUNST WORT
Greece AEPI AEPI SADH SADH GCSVA SADH
Hong Kong CASH CASH x x x x
Hungary ARTISJUS ARTISJUS HOFRA FILMJUS HUNGART ARTISJUS
Indonesia WAMI x x x x x
Ireland (Eire) IMRO IMRO x x IVARO x
Iceland STEF represented by NCB STEF x x x
Israel ACUM ACUM x x x ACUM
Italy SIAE
Saint-Marin
Vatican City State
SIAE
Saint-Marin
Vatican City State
SIAE SIAE SIAE SIAE
Ivory Coast BURIDA BURIDA x x BURIDA x
Jamaica JACAP x x x x x
Japan JASRAC JASRAC x WGJ JASPAR x
Korea (Republic) KOMCA KOMCA x x SACK x
Latvia AKKA/LAA represented by NCB AKKA/LAA AKKA/LAA AKKA/LAA AKKA/LAA
Lituania LATGAA represented by NCB LATGAA LATGAA LATGAA LATGAA
Macao MACA x x x x x
Macedonia ZAMP ZAMP x x x x
Malaysia MACP x x x x x
Mauritius MASA MASA x x x x
Mexico SACM SACM SOGEM x SOMAAP SOGEM
Netherlands (The) BUMA
Netherlands Antilles
Irian
Surinam
STEMRA
Netherlands Antilles
Irian
Surinam
BREDERO LIRA
VEVAM
PICTORIGHT LIRA
Norway TONO represented by NCB x x BONO x
Panama SPAC SPAC SPAC x x SPAC
Paraguay APA x x x x x
Peru APDAYC FONOPEROU
Bolivia
Colombia
x x APSAV x
Philippines (The) x FILSCAP x x x x
Poland ZAIKS ZAIKS ZAIKS ZAPA x ZAIKS
Portugal SPA
Angola
Azores (The)
Cape Verde
Guinea-Bissau
Macao
Madeira
Mozambique
Sao Tomé-and-Principe
Timor
SPA
Angola
Azores (The)
Cape Verde
Guinea-Bissau
Macao
Madeira
Mozambique
Sao Tomé-and-Principe
Timor
SPA SPA SPA SPA
Romania UCMR-ADA UCMR-ADA x DACIN SARA VISARTA COPYRO
Russia RAO RAO RAO x RAO
UPRAVIS
(droite de suite)
RAO
Senegal represented by SACEM represented by SACEM x x BSDA x
Serbia SOKOJ SOKOJ x x x SOKOJ
Slovakia SOZA SOZA LITA LITA LITA LITA
Slovenia SAZAS SAZAS x x x x
South Africa SAMRO
Botswana
Lesotho
Rhodesia
South-EAst Africa
Swaziland
SAMRO DALRO x DALRO DALRO
Spain SGAE
Andorra
SGAE
Andorra
SGAE
Andorra
SGAE
Andorra
VEGAP SGAE
Andorra
Sweden STIM represented by NCB x x Bildupphovsrätt i Sverige x
Switzerland SUISA
Liechtenstein
SUISA
Liechtenstein
SSA
Liechtenstein
SSA-SUISSIMAGE
Liechtenstein
PROLITTERIS
Liechtenstein
PROLITTERIS
Liechtenstein
Taiwan MUST represented by Harry Fox x x x x
Thailand MCT x x x x x
Togo BUTODRA BUTODRA x x BUTODRA x
Turkey MESAM
MSG
MESAM
MSG
x x x x
Ucraine UACRR x UACRR x x UACRR
United Kingdom PRS
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Ascension Island
Bahamas
Belize
Bermuda Islands
British Antartic Territory
Biritish Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Island
Brunei
Cayman Islands
Channel Islands
Cyprus
Diego Garcia
Dominica
Isle of Man
Falkland Islands
Ghana
Gibraltar
Grenada
Kenya
Malawi
Malta
Montserrat
Nigeria
Pitcairn Island
Seychelles
SOuth Georgia
Singapore
South Sandwich Islands
St Helena
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
MCPS
Anguilla
Antigua and Barbuda
Ascension Island
Bahamas
Belize
Bermuda Islands
British Antartic Territory
Biritish Indian Ocean Territory
British Virgin Island
Brunei
Cayman Islands
Channel Islands
Cyprus
Dominica
Isle of Man
Falkland Islands
Ghana
Gibraltar
Grenada
Guyana
Jamaica
Kenya
Malawi
Malaysia
Malta
Montserrat
Nigeria
Pakistan
Pitcairn Island
Seychelles
SOuth Georgia
Siera Leone
Singapore
Sri Lanka
South Sandwich Islands
St Helena
St Kitts and Nevis
St Lucia
St Vincent and the Grenadines
Tanzania
Trinidad and Tobago
Tristan da Cunha
Turks and Caicos
Uganda
Zambia
Zimbabwe
x ALCS
Channel Islands
Isle of Man
DACS
ACS
x
United States of America

ASCAP
Guam
North Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
US Samoa
US Virgin Island
BMI
Guam
North Mariana Islands
Puerto Rico
US Samoa
US Virgin Island
SESAC
AMRA

HARRY FOX
SESAC
AMRA
x x ARS
VAGA
x
Uruguay AGADU AGADU AGADU x AGADU AGADU
Venezuela SACVEN SACVEN SACVEN x AUTORARTE SACVEN
Vietnam VCPMC VCPMC x x x x