What would our culture look like and would it even be possible if there were no authors? Imagine sixty-minute television series in which the actors just sat and looked at the camera as a script writer did not write anything. Imagine bookshops selling only empty notebooks instead of textbooks imagine publishing houses whose editors, without authors, work on new tapestries. Of course, this is a simplified horror scenario that I use to emphasize something that is constantly forgotten- author's work is inalienable intellectual property of each writer and the use of literary product is a subject to compensation.
Association Original is a collective organization for exercising the right to private and other internal use of copyrighted works. Within the mandatory collective amanagement, we represent authors and publishers of written works in respect of rights to the fee for photocopying works for private and other internal use (operator fee) and fee for importing devices for photocopying (equipement levy).
Original is provisional member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organisations- IFRRO from 2018.
The right to compensation of reproductions of author's works was the main motive for the establishment of the organization "Original" whose objective is primarily to protect the right to private and public use, in accordance with BiH and international law. Our goal is not only to protect authors, but also to improve their position, to help them and promote their literary works.
The initiative for the establishment of the Original" came from a handful of us renowned writers and publishers who, from the first hand experiences, know the problems faced by the publishers and authors. I believe that this fact is very important guarantee to our members.
Goran Simić, President