The Centro Español de Derechos Reprográficos (CEDRO) is the non-profit organization that collectively represents and protects the intellectual property patrimonial rights held by authors and publishers in legally protected publications (books, periodicals, musical scores and newspapers).
No, we are not a public organisation, our nature is private. We are a non-profit association of authors and publishers, recognized by the Ministry of Culture in 1988 as an entity of copyright collective management.
The entities of collective management of intellectual property rights are, according to the definition used by the Ministry of Culture in its web page, “private organizations of an associative and non-profit nature dedicated in their names, or that of others, to manage the patrimonial rights of intellectual property for their legitimate holders”.
These entities manage intellectual property rights, either by delegation from the right holders, or by legal requirement (compulsory collective management of rights), following the current legislation and the Articles of Association. They also prosecute the infringement of rights by monitoring the use of the works, they establish and collect the relevant remuneration for the use of each work and they collect such remuneration, in virtue of what has been agreed, for its subsequent distribution.
No, we are an independent entity, with legal status as a non-profit organization of authors and publishers. However, our management is supervised by the Ministry of Culture, in regards to the duties and requirements laid down for this type of associations by the Intellectual Property Act.