VAPIK, which stands for Visual Authors, Producers and Interpreters of Kosovo - is an Association of Collective Administration of Copyright and Related Rights in the audio-visual field. This association represents the visual authors, producers and performers in the territory of Republic of Kosovo and serves as ONE STOP SHOP, representing all Audio-Visual Right Holders and covers the whole spectrum of Audio-Visual Work.
VAPIK is licensed by the Office for Copyright and Related Rights in the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports based on Law no. 04 / L-065 on Copyright and Related Rights.
VAPIK operates as a Non-Profit Association according to Law no. 03 / L-134 On Freedom of Association in Non-Governmental Organizations in the Republic of Kosovo.
The purpose of the Association is to protect and support authors, producers and performers; to protect and promote their interests and to administer their rights; to Collect, Manage and Distribute the revenue to authors, producers and performers, created by the use of copyrighted works and related rights in the audio-visual field.
VAPIK decisions are based on Article 65 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Kosovo, based on Law Nr. 04 / L-065 on Copyright and Related Rights, based on Regulation nr.2013/02 of the Independent Media Commission, based on the Mandate that stems from permit no. 002-11712020 issued by the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports on the 11/07/2012, on the Decision No.13/38 issued on the 30/10/2020 and based on the Statue and Regulation for the Distribution of Compensation.
As a result all cable operators and other entities that retransmit copyrighted visual materials, automatically fall under this Note and must comply and pay the copyright tariffs to VAPIK as per Decision No.13/38 issued on the 30/10/2020.