The Union of Phonogram Producers in Romania – Neighbouring Rights Association is the first non-profit professional association established by the music producers in 1996 with the scope to protect and promote the professional, cultural and moral interests of its members based on the mandate awarded for managing their related rights and participating at the anti-piracy activity.
The Union of Phonogram Producers in Romania was approved to operate as a collecting society based on the O.R.D.A – CEO decision nr.5/1997, that was published in Romanian’s Official Gazette, part I no. 121/23.03.1998.
As of 2005, UPFR is the sole collector for the levy (compensating remuneration) afferent to the private copying of works reproduced after sound or audiovisual recordings.
Regulation of Organization and Functioning