LITA is a civil association of authors
LITA helps authors to manage their rights and users to gain consent to use authors’ works.
What services does LITA offer to authors and users?
On behalf of authors LITA grants licences for the use of their works: to organisations as well as individuals. It protects authors’ interests while taking into consideration users’s requests and circumstances of use. It grants easier access to the authors’s works.
Representation of authors and heirs
LITA distributes royalties to authors for the use of their works in the territory of the Slovak republic as well as abroad. These are royalties that users pay based on collective and individual license agreements, and also royalties and remuneration resulting from compulsive collective management of rights.
Distribution of royalties and remuneration
There are types of use which the author cannot keep track of on his own and for which he cannot collect royalties on his own. In these cases LITA automatically represents all authors based on law.
This way authors get royalties or remuneration for public lending, cable retransmission, etc.
Compulsory collective management of rights
LITA prepares both collective and individual license agreements with the highest professional care. Our team of lawyers has years of experience in this field and keeps track of all the changes in the legislation.
Thanks to LITA authors do not waste their time with legal matters and can fully dedicate themselves to the creative process.
Legal assistance to authors
We offer a possibility to deposit works as circumstantial evidence in the event of copyright infringement cases. In copyright infringement case deposited work can serve as evidence that the work has been deposited with LITA at particular date.
Deposit of works
If works of Slovak authors are used abroad, their rights are secured by our sister societies.
LITA closely cooperates with sister societies all around the world. It also is a member of international organisations CISAC, EVA, IFRRO and SAA.
Representing authors abroad
Users are able to obtain licenses for the use of works of great many authors under one roof. All the administration is taken care of by LITA employees on the highest professional level.
Users can rest assured that royalties will be duly distributed to authors.
Licenses under one roof
LITA offers possibilities for authors to share their experience with copyright. It regularly contributes to periodicals and organizes conferences, lectures and seminars at universities or colleges for various groups of users.
Educating about Copyright
LITA participates on forming the legislative in the area of copyright. We try to make protected works more easily accessible to the public and support the author’s position and that of his rights in the society.
The most important things for us are authors’ legitimate interests and needs.
Forming the legislative
Within the territory of the Slovak republic LITA also represents foreign authors. Among tens of thousands represented authors there are such names as Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Michael Haneke and Jean-Luc Godard. Based on agreements with foreign sister societies of authors LITA manages the use of their works in our country.