Why Join COMP ?
Organisations like COMP exist in almost every country of the world. COMP has reciprocal agreements with many of them, allowing us to license the use of music from those organisations as well as issue licences for the usage of indigenous product abroad. The individual management of rights is practically impossible for certain types of usage. An author cannot contact every single radio or television station to negotiate licences and remuneration for the use of his works. Conversely, it is neither practical for a broadcasting organization to seek specific permission from every author for the use of every copyrighted work. The difficulty of managing these activities individually—both for rights' owners and end users creates a need for Collective Management Organisations or Performing Rights Societies like COMP. COMP ensures that content creators receive payment every time their work is used and are justly compensated every time their original content is broadcast, performed or otherwise publicly disseminated.
COMP is entrusted with handling the outsourced function of intellectual rights management by:
- selling (licensing) non-exclusive licences to end users
- collecting royalties from end users
- distributing collected royalties amongst rightful owners and content creators
- entering into reciprocal arrangements with other collecting societies – for overseas distribution of local talent
- enforcing and managing reciprocal rights within Pakistan
- negotiating license fees for public performance and reproduction
- acting as a lobbying interests group
- monitoring use of member’s content