the law societies, the original version from 1936 is discovered in the amendment, the 2006 comprehensive innovations. the legislature thus adapted to the collecting societies law to the facts and technical standards, and thus came to the reputation of teaching and practice. the biggest changes are in the field of supervision of collecting societies, the legal protection and the enforcement. similarly, the most important austrian societies discussed in more detail, such as the akm, the literar mechana, or the austro mechana. as a practical example of a management agreement between a writer and literar mechana is attached to the thesis.