The TIS Territory Information System is the multi-language territory standard of CISAC, the international umbrella organisation of collecting societies. The standard is managed by GEMA and supervised by the TIS Management Committee of CISAC.
The Territory Information System contains all relevant information about territories
These data permit an exact, explicit and time-based interpretation of, for example, territorial dimensions of agreements.
The TIS territory standard is based on ISO Standard 3166
The codes and names of countries have been extracted from this authoritative ISO standard.
Description of the territory standard TIS
Report List of territories
Report Upward and downward hierarchies between territories
Amendments of TIS-data from the first until present edition
TIS Database: Full TIS-data
Report List of territories
Report upward and downward hierarchies between territories
The document “Description of the territory standard TIS” contains a full explanation of the CISAC territory standard as well as the conceptual data model with all relevant entity types and attributes.
The document “TIS Database” is a compressed Access file containing the complete TIS data. Two reports have been generated from this Access file: "List of territories" and "Upward and downward hierarchies between territories".
Please note that the file “TIS Database” contains the binding TIS data basis as per data model and definition of the territory standard. The document “Amendments of TIS data” contains the changes that have been made to the TIS data from the first to the most recent edition.
The International Standard Work Code (ISWC) is the international standard work version number of the CISAC collecting societies, which has also been confirmed by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO). The ISWC is a unique identifier for a work version. It helps to make the documentation exchange and distribution traffic between collecting societies more efficient.
The ISWC is made up as follows:
If GEMA registers a new work with GEMA authors ready for distribution, each work version of the work where a GEMA author is a contributor will automatically be given an ISWC. A GEMA work can thus have several ISWCs e.g. for the German original version, its arrangement, the English version etc. It does not matter whether the work has already been published or which collecting society the original publisher is a member of. The ISWC will be reported back with the work confirmation and displayed in GEMA’ online database “Repertoire Search”.
GEMA has been allocating ISWCs for work versions with GEMA authors since 2004. Older work versions with GEM authors have been given ISWCs retroactively. If a work version has been created by authors of another collecting society, said collecting society is responsible for allocating the ISWC. If a collecting society of a GEMA sub-publisher registers a work version with an ISWC, GEMA adopts the respective ISWC.
These confirmations contain, apart from the GEMA work number and the type of work, also information from the work documentation:
GEMA can guarantee neither correctness nor completeness of the list of terms of protection. We expressly point out that information in this list is not sufficient to judge in a specific case whether a work has been protected in the relevant country at a given point in time or still is. Additional factors need to be considered to determine this, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
List of terms of protection (only in german)