OSA – Copyright Agency, founded by authors in 1919, is a civic association, representing more than 7,500 domestic copyright holders, and more than 1,000,000 international copyright holders (composers, songwriters, publishers). The main activity of OSA is collective rights management.
The mission of OSA is the management of economic copyrights of composers, lyricists, the heirs of copyrights and publishers by law or based on an agreement, however, not interprets (singers) of these compositions. At present, OSA manages rights for the territory of the Czech Republic based on a contracting relationship directly with the rights holder or with its foreign sister society and offers repertoire of three and half million rights holders from various parts of the world, including 9,429 domestic rights holders as of 31 December 2017. The rights of foreign rights holders are managed by OSA by means of reciprocal agreements concluded with 81 authors’ societies worldwide.