Association ORIGINAL for the realization and protection of reproduction rights (abbreviation: Association Original) was founded in 2016 in Sarajevo. Association Original operates on the territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In 2017 Original obtained the license for the collective management of rights to private and other internal use. The scope of license is collective management of rights of authors of written works issued in printed form and related rights of the publishers of printed editions. Within the mandatory collective management, Original collects remuneration for the fee for photocopying works for private and other internal use (operator fee) and fee for importing devices for photocopying (equipment levy).
Original is provisional member of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations- IFRRO from 2018.
Achieving the goals of the Association is done by international and generally recognized rules, standards and principles applied in practice of the International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations IFRRO and in accordance with the laws regulating the area of copyright and related rights, based on the decision of the Council of Ministers of Bosnia and Herzegovina and provisions of special laws.