Opening Times

The offices of the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority are open from 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday

Easter Holiday

During the Easter break, our offices will close at 12.30pm on Thursday 9 April 2020 and reopen on Tuesday 14 April 2020 as from 9.00am. Please be reminded that our offices are closed to the public until further notice.

COVID-19 MEASURES

Further to the policy of HM Government of Gibraltar to increase social distancing and slow the spread of COVID-19, our offices are closed to the public until further notice. We are working remotely and we will endeavour to assist you in as much as we are able to do so in the circumstances. Please email any enquiries to info@gra.gi or call us on 200 74636, leave a voicemail message and a member of our team will get back to you.

LICENCES
We accept requests for licence applications and renewals by email, together with any necessary licence variations if applicable. Payment for these may be effected by bank transfer only. Licences will then be scanned and sent by e-mail together with a copy of the receipt. The originals will be held for collection at a later date when restrictions are lifted, or posted if required. For any queries regarding the renewal of your licence please send an e-mail to licensing@gra.gi.

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Collective Management of Copyright Regulations 2016

On the 12th May 2016, the Collective Management of Copyright Regulations 2016 were published transposing the requirements of Directive 2014/26/EU on the collective management of copyright.

The legislation implements standards in the operation of collective management organisations and independent management entities and introduces a framework for the supply of multi-territorial licences for online musical works.

Under these regulations, a "collective management organisation" means an organisation which:

"(a) is authorised by law or by way of assignment, licence or any other contractual arrangement to manage copyright or rights related to copyright on behalf of more than one right holder, for the collective benefit of those right holders, as its sole or main purpose; and

(b) is either owned or controlled by its members or is organized on a not for profit basis or both;"

An "independent management entity" means an organisation which:

"(a) is authorised by law or by way of assignment, licence or any other contractual arrangement to manage copyright or rights related to copyright on behalf of more than one right holder, for the collective benefit of those right holders, as its sole or main purpose;

(b) is neither owned nor controlled, directly or indirectly, wholly or in part, by right holders; and

(c) is organised on a for profit basis;"

The GRA is responsible for monitoring compliance and ensuring that procedures exist enabling the relevant persons to notify it of activities or circumstances which constitute a breach of these regulations.

Collective Management Organisations or Independent Management Entities established in Gibraltar should therefore contact our offices at the above address or directly via email, broadcasting@gra.gi

External Links

WIPO Collective Management of Copyright and Related Rights

Collective Management of Copyright Regulations 2016