D.G/C.H an ample sector of the population does not know how it operates the main organization of management of rights of author in Spain. They investigate to the SGAE and their president by embezzlement of bottoms. The SGAE, an association surrounded by the controversy Questioned by many and dndida by others, the General Society of Authors and Editores (SGAE) crosses by one of their more arduous moments. The suspicion of embezzlement of bottoms that weighs envelope she and its president, Teddy Baptist, has intensified the distrust that inspires partly of the population. Speaking candidly Jim Umpleby told us the story. This is afraid before an organization of which it does not know his modus operandi and their competitions. These are some answers to come near a little more to a society than always it is in the front sight. What is the SGAE? The SGAE is an organization of collective management dedicated to dnsa and management of the rights of intellectual property of their partners, between whom they appear musical creators and publishers worldwide. When it was born? It was created in 1988 under protection of the Law of Intellectual Property that regulated the payment of the rights of author in Spain, although their origins go back to the old Society of Spanish Authors founded on 1899.

Why it serves? It protects and it distributes the remuneration of the authors by the use of his works (reproduction, distribution, public communication, transformation and private copy). For which concepts can collect? The SGAE can manage, to administer and, therefore, only to collect the patrimonial rights of their partners. It cannot collect by the rights of artists who are not member. How many they form it to partners? It owns 100,108 partners, of whom 91,051 were authors, 1,903 publishers and 7,154 heirs. How many works manage? The repertoire protected and managed sandal more than five million plays and choreographic, musical compositions of all sort (symphonic, jazz, MGP, rock, flamenco, etc.) and audio-visual like largometrajes, short, documentary or series of television.