Mechanical Copyright Protection Society Ireland Limited (MCPSI) is an organisation which represents thousands of composers and publishers of music. The right involved is a “mechanical” right because it involves the physical reproduction of a member’s musical works, although with the advent of digital media the internet the term “mechanical” has been broadened to include digital reproductions of MCPS’ members works too. MCPSI is responsible for the collection of royalties for its members when their works are used on physical formats such as CD, DVD, Vinyl, etc or made available for download via the internet, mobile phones and via other digital devices and services.MCPSI also licence the use of its members’ works in film, TV, radio, advertising, computer games and many other situations where music is used in conjunction with other media. MCPSI collects and distributes the royalties payable under these licences.
By way of agency agreement with MCPS in the UK and through their reciprocal agreements with similar organisations around the world, MCPSI also represents the interests of many thousands of music copyright owners from other countries while providing copyright protection for its members in foreign territories.
This service is available to anybody who wants to record, duplicate or synchronize music including record companies, independent production companies, mobile and online companies and many others. MCPSI also licenses the importation of recordings from outside of the EU.