Nowadays the motion pictures production is almost impossible without musical accompaniment.
In this section, we’ll talk about copyright protection and remuneration of composers who provided their music for public performance during the demonstration of any cinematic product.
In order each composer to receive a reward for their creativity cinemas shall comply with copyright which shall be guaranteed by promptly signed licensing agreement with cinemas.
The music that is played in the lobby and bars of all cinemas also falls under current copyright regulation.
The composer whose works are exploited in the film, in accordance with Law of Ukraine “On Copyright and Related Rights” has the right to receive his royalties.
For the realization of this right the cinema shall sign a license agreement with UACRR, as collective management organization, and pay royalties for the public performance of musical works.
Amount of royalties shall be calculated in accordance with Resolution of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine on January 18, 2003 № 72 “On approval of the minimum rates of remuneration (royalty) for the use of copyright and related rights”.
According to the Resolution, the minimum rate of author’s remuneration is as follows:
|Public performance of the works||Royalty (Addendum 1, p. 25)|
|Works of science, literature and art (in cases of public performance(communication to the public) of samples audiovisual works and other works contained in audiograms and/or videograms) in places where entrance charged.||5%
of the gross collection derived from ticket sales
|Works of science, literature and art (in cases of public performance(communication to the public) of samples audiovisual works and other works contained in audiograms and/or videograms) in places with free entrance.||
of income derived from the activity during which the works are used
and in the absence of such income
of the total sum of expenses on public perfomance
For contract or advice please refer to following contacts:
Chief Specialistof “small rights” users section
Tel.: (044) 230-93-57