The basic requirement for registering a work is its prior dissemination e.g. performing it during a concert, publishing its recorded version, broadcasting it on TV.
The first work, regardless of its type, has to be registered in a traditional format – in writing (documents need to be provided personally or sent by post); music notation also has to be provided (sheet music or a piano score).
Each successive work, apart from the exceptions described below, may be registered online, without the need to send piano scores, at any time and from any place: music may be registered in the form of an audio file and lyrics in a PDF file.
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Works protected by ZAiKS in principle belong to two categories: grand and small rights.
The category “grand rights” comprises literary, dramatical and dramatico-musical or poetic works, whose author intentionally gave them a large-scale form and a closed structure which covers an extended narrative (e.g. a novel, a novella, poetic works with over 13 verses including the title, but with the exception of lyrics in textual and musical works), libretto, musical, opera, operetta, drama, comedy, musical comedy, radio drama, or ballet, used either in their entirety or in part. The category “grand rights” comprises both original works and their derivatives (modifications, translations, adaptations, etc.).
The category “small rights” comprises small textual, musical, textual and musical, and choreographic works (e.g. a short poetic work, sketch, monologue, song, instrumental work, circus reprise, choreography routine, film script) that do not belong to the “grand rights” category.
Works that have to registered with ZAiKS in the traditional way, i.e. either by post or in person comprise:
Works that can be registered through zaiks.online are: