The Section manages the rights relating to literary works (including their translations) and visual art works (painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, computer art).
As regards visual art works, SIAE protects the right of reproduction on books, catalogues, magazines, posters, postcards, various objects and materials, video tapes, CD-ROM and television and Internet broadcasting rights. As regards literary works, SIAE manages the rights related to both public performance and mechanical reproduction (on disc, video tape, CD-ROM, etc...) and radio, TV and Internet broadcasting.
The Section manages the collection and the distribution of the royalties payable by users (copy centres, photocopy shops, libraries, etc...) for the reproduction of works through photocopy apparatus. The Section collects and distributes the royalties arising from the sale of original works of the artist, including paintings, collages, pictures, drawings, etchings, prints, lithographs, sculptures, tapestries, ceramics, glass works, photographs, manuscripts and all works considered as original works of art. It also provides for the collection of the Resale Right.
The Visual Arts and Literature Section also keeps the special public record for computer programmes (established pursuant to Legislative Decree 29/12/1992 no. 518) and provides the registration service of unpublished works (such as novels, short stories, poems, scripts, plots, screenplays, audiovisual works, formats, software, databases, etc...). The service is also available for those who are not yet members of the SIAE. Furthermore, at the request of the parties concerned, the SIAE monitors the registration of the works at the Copyright Office in Washington.