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ISAN – A Global Identifier

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A unique, internationally recognised and permanent reference number for your film, TV or online project.
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Identification Standard

The global digital environment has seen, and will continue to see, a rapid expansion in ways of using audio visual works – both legally and illegally. Until 2002, the screen industry did not have an agreed identification standard to track a work throughout its lifecycle.

In 2002 the International Standard Audiovisual Number (ISAN) was published by the ISAN International Agency. The ISAN is a numbering system much like the ISBN identification standard for books.

ISAN Example

An ISAN is the most effective means of identifying your work in this environment, improving efficiencies in managing rights data, exchanging information about the work, tracking use and protecting against piracy.

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ISAN Australasia

ISAN Australasia was founded by Screenrights and APRA AMCOS to give the Australasian audio-visual industries access to the most efficient means of identifying and tracking their work in the global digital environment.

We are part of a worldwide network of ISAN Registration Agencies involved in issuing a unique identifying number to works created by the film and TV, music, games, advertising and software industries.

ISAN Australasia is a joint initiative by Screenrights and APRA AMCOS and is the ISAN agency for Australia, New Zealand and English speaking “Pacific Island Nations”.