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.
Works in the category of grand rights are original works and their derivations constituting large thematically coherent closed composition are original works and works constituting large forms that are thematically coherent closed compositions.
In the field of works composed of words:
-epic works, in particular novel, short story, novella, fable; lyrical works in particular poem, poetic fable,
-dramatic works, in particular drama, tragedy, comedy, farce, radio play.
In the field of lyrical and musical works, dramatic and musical works, in particular opera, operetta, musical comedy, fairy tale musical, musical, comedy-drama.
In the field of choreographic and pantomime works, in particular ballet and pantomime.
Excerpts of works from the category of Grand Rights that constitute thematically coherent closed composition, such as act of opera, drama, ballet are included in the category of Grand Rights.
Excerpts of works from the category of Grand Rights that do not constitute thematically coherent closed composition, in particular an opera aria, an operetta aria, an overture, a ballet scene from opera or ballet, and other stage forms, are excluded from the Grand Rights category.
The category of Grand Rights includes both original works and their derivations.
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 be 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: