What we do

SWISSPERFORM's tasks

SWISSPERFORM is the collective management organisationcollective management organisation
Collective management organisations administer authors' rights and those of neighbouring right holders under the supervision of the Federal authorities.
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for neighbouring rightsneighbouring rights
Also referred to as related rights, these are the rights for performing artists...
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(also called related rightsrelated rights
Also referred to as neighbouring rights, these are the rights for performing artists, producers of audio and audiovisual recordings and broadcasters anchored in the Copyright Act.
 
The term "related" is meant to show the close proximity to the copyrights.
 

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) in Switzerland and the Principality of Liechtenstein, supervised by the Swiss government. SWISSPERFORM operates based on an authorisation granted by the Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) and on a licence issued by the government of Liechtenstein. 

 

SWISSPERFORM manages secondary usagesecondary usage
Secondary usage is subject to the payment of remuneration, for example when:...
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rights. SWISSPERFORM claims against users on behalf the neighbouring rightsneighbouring rights
Also referred to as related rights, these are the rights for performing artists...
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' owners. The rights arise in connection with the secondary usagesecondary usage
Secondary usage is subject to the payment of remuneration, for example when:...
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.

 

SWISSPERFORM negotiates tariffs with the users and their associations and ensures that the relevant fees are collected and distributed to the right holdersright holders
Right holders are persons who are entitled to a share of the collected remuneration. The distribution rules distinguish between the following five right holder groups:...
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.

 

SWISSPERFORM cooperates with other Swiss collective management organisations.

Supervisory authority

The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI) supervises the activities of the collective management organisations in Switzerland, including SWISSPERFORM.

 

It examines and approves SWISSPERFORM's annual financial report.

 

At its annual meeting with the collective management organisations, the IPI provides information about its activities and issues related to the management of copyright and neighbouring rightsneighbouring rights
Also referred to as related rights, these are the rights for performing artists...
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are discussed.