社團法人台灣錄音著作權人協會

Association of Recording Copyright Owners

   

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® ARCO簡介

® Introduce

® 本會章程

® ARCO問答集

 

THE SYNOPSIS OF ASSOCIATION OF RECORDING COPYRIGHT OWNERS 

 

³ History of ARCO

ARCO, a collecting society founded in September of 1989, is admitted to institute by the Ministry of Interior, registered as a public welfare organization in the District Court of Taipei, and authorized to manage public broadcast of sound recordings and to collect royalties for the copyright owners.

In January 1999, after acquired the approval from the competent authority, ARCO is registered later in June as a copyright intermediary organization to manage the economic rights of sound recording in compliance with the Copyright Intermediary Organization Act.

Furthermore, ARCO is in addition authorized the right to collect remuneration of public performance of sound recordings since July 2003 after the latest Copyright Law amendment is promulgated.

³ Member

The members of ARCO are more than 29 leading record companies in Taiwan, most of which are members of IFPI. IFPI, International Federation of the Phonographic Industry, is an international organization, which established IFPI Members' Foundation in Taiwan. Its main mission is anti-piracy. Besides the commission to members, ARCO is the agent to manage the authority of sound recordings of the more than 1,400 lables all over the world of the members of IFPI.

³ Organization

The highest authority mechanism of ARCO is the Membership Meeting, whose major duty is concluding and modifying the articles of ARCO, supervising the works of directors and supervisors, and resolving the important matters about the rights and obligations of members, etc..

Under the Membership Meeting, there is the Board of Directors, whose major duty is deciding the summons of Membership Meeting, establishing the Board of Supervisor to supervise directors' works, examining the annual accounting settlement, and other supervising matters.

According to the decision of Membership Meeting, there is one CEO to conduct the management of ARCO. Under CEO, the following departments deal with ARCO official affairs, such as Legal Department, Royalty Administration Department, MIS Department, Accounting Department and Secretariat Department.

The establishment of Royalty Re-examination Committee and Arbitration Committee is to examine the shares of royalties and solving the disputes of rights and obligations of members. 

³ General state

Considering the systems of other countries and the condition of every user in Taiwan, we set up a tailor-made Royalty System of our own. After collecting the royalties and deducting our management fees, ARCO distributes the royalties to members according to the ratio users report.

At present, our licensed broadcasting user includes cable/traditional television stations, cable/ traditional radio stations and satellite channel operators . For those who play cassettees , CDs or musical programs with amplifiers, recorders, or other apparatus in premises such as convenience stores, shopping mall or retail stores , shall apply a public performance licence from us.

³ Why Must Contract with ARCO

According to the Copyright Law of Taiwan, the sound recordings have the public broadcasting rights. The owners of the rights are entitled to get the royalties from people who use the works.

For example: Using sound recordings on TV or radio programs and broadcasting those programs to the public is public broadcasting. If the users use the sound recordings of ARCO members for public broadcast they must contract ARCO.

³ How to Be Authorized by ARCO?

Please contact the Legal Department of ARCO, asking and filling in the Using Application Form of Sound Recordings.

Address3F, No.83, Section 4, Bade Road, Taipei 10561, Taiwan, R.O.C.
Tel
: (02)2718-8818 (AM9:30~PM5:30)
Fax
:(02)2742-0621
E-Mail
legal@arco.org.tw

 

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