|Buenos Aires city center with the Metropolitan Cathedral at the corner of Plaza de Mayo. (Photo by Alvin J. Buenaventura)|
|Jose Paolo M. Sibal, Alvin J.Buenaventura, Tamar Kemularia, Giga Kobaladze. (Photo by Alvin J. Buenaventura)|
GCA was incorporated in 1999. In 2006, it renewed its registration with the Georgian Justice Ministry and received special status as “a non-profit legal union created to implement and protect the rights of its member authors and performers, or their successors.”
FILCOLS is the national RRO which manages the secondary use of copyrighted text and image only. The Philippine music CMO is the Filipino Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (FILSCAP). Because FILCOLS and FILSCAP manage the rights of different rightsholders, GCA signed separate bilateral agreements with them.
|Alvin J. Buenaventura, Dr. Cao Kim Anh, and Jose Paolo M. Sibal. (Photo by Larry Goldbetter)|