Russian Organization for Intellectual Property

All-Russian non-governmental organization «Society on collective management of related rights «Russian Organization for Intellectual Property» (VOIS) was created in April 2008 under the initiative of known Russian performers and the largest record-companies in order to realize and protect the related rights. VOIS represents interests of all performers and phonogram producers in the territory of the Russian Federation, also domestic performers abroad in accordance with the international agreements. Primary activity of the organization — collection of the remuneration from broadcasting organizations, public catering establishments and transport, cultural- entertainment establishments, hotels, sports objects and many others in favor of all performers and phonogram producers.

In August of 2009 VOIS has received the state accreditation and became the unique organization in Russia authorized to collect the remuneration in favor of performers and phonogram producers both in Russia and abroad (Certificates №РОК-04/09 and №РОК-05/09 given by the Federal Service on Supervision over Compliance with Legislation in the Field of Cultural Heritage, Rosohrankultura on August 06th 2009)

During work VOIS has concluded cooperation agreements on mutual representation with the foreign organizations on management of the rights including with societies of those countries where Russian right holders’ phonograms are actively used. The structure of VOIS Council includes representatives of cultural elite of Russia: national performers, conductors, musicians, heads of Russian record-companies, representatives of the largest western musical labels.

The transparency of collection and distribution of the remuneration for all types of the public use of music is main principle of VOIS activity and serve as a guarantee of its fruitful cooperation both with users and the right holders. Effective application of legal base, understanding of social importance in protection of interests and the rights of performers are actual and important objectives for all participants of a musical market and serve as a guarantee of a solution for many problems which a being faced by the right holders worldwide in a question of the rightful use of the phonograms created by them.

General Director Andrey Krichevskiy.