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ASCRL MEMBERSHIP AGREEMENT
This agreement is between You and "ASCRL," as follows:
The American Society for Collective Rights Licensing, Inc., is an independent collecting, administration, and distribution society whose mission it is to serve Authors and Copyright Owners of visual works. As used in this ASCRL Membership Agreement, the term "ASCRL" means the American Society for Collective Rights Licensing, Inc.
The term "You," and or "you," (and possession forms), shall mean and refer to the author and / or copyright owner for whom the ASCRL Membership . The terms also include any person, firm, or entity owned or controlled by you.
The term "ASCRL Membership Agreement" means the ASCRL Membership agreement, as amended from time to time in accordance with the terms of the ASCRL Membership Agreement, and it includes seven (VII) sections:
Part I. Qualifying and Maintaining ASCRL Membership. (This section of the ASCRL Membership Agreement explains conditions for membership and maintaining membership status). View Part I
Part II. The ASCRL Mandate. (This section of the ASCRL Membership Agreement is where you authorize ASCRL to represent your foreign reprographic rights) View Part II
The "Reprographic Rights" covered by the ASCRL Membership Agreement and the ASCRL Mandate include those rights that are derived from:
(i) Statutory systems in foreign countries where foreign law establishes permissible uses and rates.
(ii) Compulsory systems in foreign countries where foreign law establishes permissible uses and where the rates are negotiated by a foreign collective.
(iii) Extended compulsory systems in foreign countries in which foreign law establishes permissible uses and where rates are negotiated by a foreign collective and where non collective members may apply
(iv) Mandatory administrative systems in foreign countries where foreign law mandates that administration of use fees takes place through a collective.
(v) Obligatory collective systems in foreign countries where, under foreign law, the administration of rights is voluntary but the foreign law mandates that rights owners be represented by a collective
(vi) Operator, equipment, copier, and or media tax and or levy systems in foreign countries where foreign law mandates taxes, levies, fees, and other collections
for operators, equipment, andor copying(including
for example and without limitation private copying) in a foreign country.
(vii) Collective systems in foreign countries where uses, rates, and or fees are established or negotiated by a foreign collective.
(viii) Additional rights that may be recognized by foreign countries under foreign legal systems, where such legal systems provide
for involuntary representation or administration of rights and do not require the consent of copyright owners or authors
the purpose of collecting, administering, and or distributing funds(including, without limitation, public lending and or library lending rights).
View Part III
Part IV. The ASCRL Claims And Distribution Process. (This section of the ASCRL Membership Agreement explains how the ASCRL claims system works and how it is administered by ASCRL). View Part IV
The ASCRL Standard Legal Terms. (This section of the ASCRL Membership Agreement contains legal terms that apply to the ASCRL Mandate and Membership Agreement). View Part V
The Agency Agreement. (This section of the ASCRL Membership Agreement contains terms that are applicable if you appoint an agent to receive funds for you). View Part VI
ASCRL General Data Protection Rules. (This section of the ASCRL Membership Agreement contains terms that concern ASCRL's handling of your personal information. View Part VII
The term "ASCRL Mandate" means the ASCRL Mandate that is in effect from time to time, and as amended in accordance with the ASCRL Mandate, and the ASCRL Membership Agreement. The ASCRL Mandate may be separately executed by you, for example, when you register as an ASCRL Member. The ASCRL Mandate incorporates, and is subject to the terms of, the ASCRL Membership Agreement, whether or not the ASCRL Mandate and ASCRL Membership Agreement are separately executed by you.
By Clicking the "submit" button below you represent and agree that you have familiarized yourself with the ASCRL Mandate and the ASCRL Membership Agreement viewable [here]. (These documents also appear on the ASCRL Website). You further and expressly agree to be bound by all of the terms of the ASCRL Mandate and the ASCRL Membership Agreement, which are legally binding documents.
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