Right to remuneration
Authors are entitled to receive remuneration for the use of their works by private persons, companies, institutions and other entities.
ZAiKS, as a collective management organization, is obliged by law to protect all the authors it represents. For the use of works within the same scope and in the same manner of exploitation, authors should receive the same remuneration. The rules for calculating royalties are specified in the tariffs used by ZAiKS. Some of these tariffs are, as required by the law, approved by the Copyright Commission. The rates in the tariff tables approved by the Copyright Commission are of a minimal character, which means the due remuneration may not be lower than specified in the table.
Who approves royalties
Depending on the field of exploitation of works, the tariffs are approved by the Copyright Commission or by the Management Board of ZAiKS.
Fields of exploitation
When and in what circumstances should you pay for the use of author’s creativity.
- Playing in public of works from such media as:
- Records and cassettes with recorded sound or sound and image,
- other sound and image carriers
from devices such as:
- turntables, tape recorders, radios, TV sets, VCRs, jukeboxes, karaoke
- other types of players
During such events as:
- discos, balls, wedding receptions, dances, dance parties
- concerts, festivals, stage events, ice shows
- fairs, sports events, closed events, etc., dance classes, aerobics, fashion shows
- trade fairs, exhibitions, promotional events, advertising events, election events, etc.
- all other events during which protected works are used, including situations when they serve as a background for a given event, when the works set a pleasant mood (e.g. in shops, waiting rooms, means of communication, such as airplanes, coaches, ships),
In places such as:
- performance halls (also open-air)
- community centers, clubs, cinemas, circuses
- disco clubs
- gastronomy, commercial and service facilities
- hotels, holiday homes, health resorts, campsites,
- bus/train stations, gas stations, sports facilities, amusement parks, open markets
- fairs, bazaars, farmer’s markets, auctions, summer gardens, etc.
- other public places
- Public live performances of works by:
- instrumentalists, singers, actors, dancers, orchestras, bands, mimes, circus artists and other performers, including amateurs
during such events as:
- concerts of song and dance ensembles, festivals, music hall/stage concerts, cabarets, etc.
- games, dances, artistic indoor performances, banquets
- promotional events, outdoor events and all the above mentioned in point 1
in places such as:
- theaters, operas, music halls, auditoriums or concert halls, concert shells, amphitheaters,
- cinema halls, community centers, clubs, recreation rooms, fire stations
- restaurants, commercial and service facilities, wedding houses, etc.
- open spaces
- places mentioned in point 1 and other public places.
- Screening and playing in public of audiovisual works, e. works that combine image and sound (e.g. film, video clip) in cinemas and other public places (e.g. waiting rooms, bars and restaurants).
- Renting copies of works recorded, for example, on records, cassettes and other sound and image carriers.
- Fixation and reproduction of works:
- Fixation and reproduction of works on cassettes, records and other carriers
- video recordings, video reportages (weddings, communions, occasional celebrations with music background)
- Broadcasting works by radio and TV stations:
- wireless, satellite, cable, on digital platforms
- Retransmission via cable and telecommunications networks, digital platforms
- Use of works in direct access networks such as the Internet
- Performance of stage, stage musical and choreographic works (dramas, comedies, compilations, musicals, operas, ballets and others)
- Music played on phones and mobile devices
The list of fields of exploitation grows together with the changes taking place around the world and the development of technology.
Royalty tariff tables:
- Table with tariffs for playing in public of works excerpt1 MB 2. Table with tariffs for public performance during stage performances1 MB 3. Table with tariffs for public performance of works as part of various non-ticketed occasional events 1 MB 4. Table with tariffs for public performance of classical music works 1 MB 5. Table with tariffs for live streaming 1 MB 6. Table with tariffs making works available to the public in such a manner that anyone can access them at a chosen place and time 1 MB
Reproduction of works
Please contact the Mechanical Recordings and Field Collection Department at the following telephone numbers: (22) 635-51-23, (22) 635-51-77, (22) 635-52-53
Broadcasting and retransmission of works
Please contact the Licensing and Collection Department at the following telephone numbers: (22) 635-51-23, (22) 635-51-77, (22) 635-52-53
Making works available to the public in such a manner that anyone can access them at a chosen place and time
Please contact the Internet Licensing and Distribution Department at the following telephone numbers:
538 557 248, 538 555 814, 538 556 956, 538 555 421
Use of works in audiovisual works by means of screening, reproduction on sound and image carriers and rental of copies.
Please contact the Mechanical Recordings Department at the following telephone numbers: (22) 635-51-23, (22) 635-51-77, (22) 635-52-53