International Bureau of the Societies Administering the Rights of Mechanical Recording and Reproduction

Bureau international des sociétés gérant les droits d'enregistrement et de reproduction mécanique (BIEM)

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1929-01-21 Paris France


In 1932, became a constituent federation of B-XB1673 - Confédération internationale des sociétés d'auteurs et compositeurs (CISAC). Registered in accordance with Article 1832 and following of the French Civil Code. Has also been referred to as International Federation of Societies of Mechanical Reproduction Rights – Fédération internationale des sociétés des droits de reproduction mécanique. Statutes most recently modified May 2019, Tokyo (Japan).


Promote efficient administration of recording and mechanical reproduction rights by grouping together societies administering such rights; defend and develop copyright protection in the field; secure protection and administration of repertoires of associated societies in territories not forming part of their territories of exploitation.


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