The international cooperation
The Republic of Kazakhstan is a member of the World Intellectual Property Organization (16.02.1993), and joined the Universal Copyright Convention (1995), the Berne Convention for the Protection of Literary and Artistic Works (1998), and also ratified the WIPO Copyright Treaty (2004).
KazAK in its international activities is guided by the provisions of these international treaties and the requirements of CISAC (SIZAK)
In December 1999, the activity of KazAK was recognized at the international level, and it became an associate member of the International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers CISAC (SIZAC), and on September 22, 2005 became its full member. Founded in 1926, CISAC is a non-governmental non-profit organization headquartered in France with regional offices in Africa, South America (Chile), Asia Pacific (China) and Europe (Hungary). CISAC is the world’s leading network of copyright societies. With 225 member societies in 116 countries, CISAC represents over 5 million artists from all geographic regions and all artistic repertoires; music, audiovisual, drama, literature and visual arts. CISAC protects the rights and promotes the interests of authors worldwide.”
After joining the CISAC, relations with developed foreign copyright societies began to develop dynamically. In 2022, the Society had over 5,690 local members and represented over 4,000,000 foreign authors and copyright holders through bilateral representation agreements.
KazAK has agreements on the representation of interests by companies and performers from more than 70 countries, the total number of authors and performers whose interests are represented by KazAK is more than 2 million, the total number of works is more than 20 million.