News

SSA offices closed until further notice

The management of the SSA has decided that employees will switch to home office until further notice. We are available to our members and partner organisations by e-mail. Consignments that reach us by post cannot be processed at the moment. In accordance with the instructions to reduce interpersonal contacts as… Read More

New Federal Law on Copyright ratified at last

Finally! The Copyright Act review has been concluded. Nearly ten years after Géraldine Savary got the ball rolling by introducing a postulate regarding music downloads, the Federal Assembly adopted the text on 27 September. Attempts to receive privileges, be it for libraries or the hotel sector, were rejected. The… Read More

RSS-Feed of SSA: subscribe again

Our Website was transferred into a new IT environment. Navigation, content and design remain as before. The only thing to have changed is our RSS-Feed: according to the way you installed it on your devices, it may not work anymore. If so, we thank you to subscribe again in the… Read More

Rights from Italy

Our Italian partner society SIAE informs us about an ongoing taxation examination procedure. Therefore, 30% are currently deducted on rights collected in Italy, which is the full rate of withdrawing tax in Italy. Should double taxation agreements apply later, the difference between this full rate and the conventional rate… Read More

2018 at SSA

2018 shows a positive development. Total rights management collections reached an amount of CHF 23,310,785  (+1.9% compared to 2017). Revenues from private copying via set‑top‑boxes with memory cards and virtual private recording facilities influenced this result favourably at the end of the year. Collections from theatrical performances have exceeded CHF… Read More

Special distribution Common tariff 12 for stage works on TV

In October 2018, we sent you the ordinary statement regarding use of your registered works in 2017. This statement includes remuneration from all common tariffs in the areas of retransmission, private copying and company use and use for educational purposes. However, for the ordinary statement for 2017, we had to… Read More

Special distribution Common tariff 12 for audiovisual works

In December 2018, we sent you the ordinary statement regarding use of your registered works in 2017. This statement includes remuneration from all common tariffs in the areas of retransmission, private copying and company use and use for educational purposes. However, for the ordinary statement for 2017, we had to… Read More

Reminder fees

Meet deadlines and avoid reminder fees SSA charges a fee when sending reminders for declarations of receipts or unpaid invoices. A fee will also be charged when SSA’s legal department has to provide a settlement plan. It may occur that one needs more time to provide the information required in… Read More

New: SSA invoices per e-mail

From 2019 on, SSA will send you by e-mail its invoices for author’s rights. Payment details will be mentioned on the invoice, payment periods remain unchanged. In order to receive these mails easily, please ensure that your spam filter is set to let incoming messages from the domain name “@ssa.ch”… Read More

Fair remuneration for online exploitation of artistic works

AUDIOVISUEL ARTISTS GET NO ADEQUATE SHARE REGARDING VIDEO ON DEMAND AND STREAMING SUCCESS Film director Ursula Meier is speeding from one success to the next, both in Switzerland as well as abroad. She elaborates why it is necessary to enhance the value of the position of filmmakers and actors in… Read More