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31 July 2020

On July 30, 2020 the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC) announced an important advancement in their cooperation, with a particular benefit for Collective Management Organizations (CMOs) representing creators in developing countries.

WIPO Director General Dr. Francis Gurry and CISAC Director General Mr. Gadi Oron signed an agreement that will allow CMOs to manage their repertoire and share it with other CMOs beyond their borders using CISAC’s CIS-Net international repertoire database.

Under the agreement, CISAC-member CMOs using WIPO Connect, a new software tool developed by WIPO for CMOs in developing countries, will have access to an enhanced solution to facilitate their participation in CISAC’s international information systems network. It has been specifically designed to improve CMOs’ international coverage and boost the earnings of creators and publishers who have their rights managed by those CMOs.

For more information see the WIPO web-site.

WIPO, photo: Stephen Mettler