Radio TV works

The works specially created for radio, television or other broadcasting means, other than fiction and similar works, are protected by the DOR Section (Drama and RadioTV works).

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In particular, the works intended for use on radio and television are divided into three classes corresponding to different bands compensation.

Belonging  to the "first class" are the original dramaturgical structured works, i.e. the productions with a structure such as to constitute an organic work presenting characters, situations, real or fantastic stories and texts by the authors ' exclusive creation.

- To the 'second class' belong the derivative works, such as the processing of pre-existing works, and/or composite.
Composite works belong, in turn, to two categories, one is marked by a set of performance elements of heterogeneous quality, predominantly original and organically aggregated compared to the main idea, the other by the discussion of historical facts and / or record, through an original text that aggregates pre-existing elements. - In the "third class" are included the omplementary productions.In this class, there are two bands with different application fees.
Band A: productions which consist in presenting and/or assemble "material of every type and that results in an overallstructure. Coordinating elements designed and cast by the authors are to be prevalent with respect to the total duration of each single production. "Material of any kind" may refer, for example, to pre-existing works,choreographies, interviews,contributions  in an informative and documentary style, competitions,  promotional events, pre-recorded material or realized in external connection.

Band B: Productions - with the same characteristics of the band "A" - in which the elements of coordination, designed and cast by the authors, are not prevalent with respect to the total duration of each single production, but however there are significant and functional relationship with the "material of any kind. The placement of the works in the classes of distribution is independent from which the work was filed.

In general, for the protected repertoire, Section DOR performs:

- The granting of permits for the use of the works;

- The collection of royalties payable by users for the exploitation of works;

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Opera and Ballet

The Opera Section protects the works belonging to the following genres: operas, oratorios, similar dramatic-musical works, ballets, choreographic and similar works, even when only a part of them is used or they are used in the form of a concert. The extracts of such works, instead, fall within the Music Section’ administration.

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For each of the works above identified, the Section protects the rights relating to representations in public radio and television broadcasting, and the audio or video playback, implemented with any technical support or broadcasting system.

The Opera sectionmay also, at the request of claimants, intervene for the collection of charges related to the rental of musical material(Score and orchestra parts) and critical editions of public domain works.

In General, for the author who is associated, the Lyrical Section performs:

- the granting of permits for the use of the works;

- the collection of royaltiespayable by users for the exploitation of works;

- the breakdown and subsequent clearance of revenue collected by those entitled on the basis of the actual use of their works.

Visual arts and literature

The works of visual arts (painting, scuplture, photography, graphic design, computer arts) and the literary works are protected by the OLAF Section (LWVA) (Literary Works and Visual Arts), that also offers services of registration of unpublished works and unrealsed software.

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For works of visual arts SIAE exercise supervision of the right of reproduction of books, catalogs, magazines, posters, postcards,objects and various materials, DVD, CD-ROM, and television broadcasting rights and through the Internet.

The Section OLAF also follows the collection and distribution of the royalties for resale right due to the sales of original creations of the artist such as pictures, collages, paintings, drawings, engravings, prints, lithographs, sculptures, tapestries, ceramics, glass works, photographs, manuscripts and all the specimens considered as original works of art.

The Remuneration "resale right" is to be borne by the seller and is due for all sales, subsequent to the first, of an amountat least equal to 3000 euros which allow an art market professional to participate as a seller, buyer or as an intermediary.Transactions of galleries, auction houses or art dealers, are therefore subject to this right, while direct sales between private individuals are excluded.

For the literary works the SIAE administers the rights related to the reading, which is the object of acting in public, mechanical reproduction (on CDs, DVDs, CD-ROM etc.),  radio and television broadcasting and over the Internet.
The Section OLAF also follows the collection and distribution of the royalties payable by users (copy centers, copy shops, libraries, etc.) for the reproduction of works by means of photocopying apparatus, copy machines or the like (also called "Reprography").

Section OLAF keeps the sealing of the Special Public Register for programmes to process (established by Legislative Decree 12/29/1992, n.518) and ensures the deposit service of unpublished works(such as novels, short stories, poems, scripts,plots, screenplays or cinematographic subject, audiovisual works, format, software, data banks etc.), which can be contacted also by those not adhering to the SIAE.

Finally, at the request of the interested parties, SIAE follows the registration of works at the Copyright Office in Washington.
For information on such procedure and registration fees please visit the website of the Copyright Office in Washington.

Theatre

Theatre works (such as prose works, productions for children, puppets and marionnettes’ shows, cabaret works, and circus-theatre works) and musical theatre works (such as operattas, musicals and musical comedies) are protected by the DOR Section (Drama and Radio TV Works).

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For each of the works above identified, the Section protects the rights relating to representations in public radio and television broadcasting, and the audio or video playback, implemented with any technical support or broadcasting system. In general, for the protected repertoire, Section DOR performs:

- The granting of permits for the use of the works;

- the collection of royalties payable by users for the exploitation of works;

- the breakdown and subsequent clearance of the collected revenue by those entitled, on the basis of the actual use of their works.
 

Cinema

The Cinema Section manages the rights concerning cinematographic and similar works (such as TV films, TV series and mini-series, telenovelas and soap operas, sitcoms, film inquiries in one or more episodes, TV documentary films and animation series) on behalf of the authors of the storyline, the screenplay and the direction, as well as on behalf of the authors of the translations and adaptations of the Italian dialogues of works originally produced in a foreign language.

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The activity of protection concerns, in particular, the fair compensation management, granted to the authors by art. 46 bis author’s right law (L.n. 633/1941, and subsequent amendments), which the SIAE negotiates and administers on behalf of the authors. The agreements so far concluded relate to important users in both the broadcasting sector of the free national television (RAI, Mediaset, La7 and other operators) and in the pay TV (the edited channels from Sky, those of the Fox group, and the third party channels, present in the offer of the Sky satellite platform).

Fair compensation is cashed for video supports distributed in regular sales circuits or on newsstands, in combination with printed products, and Digital Service Provider that provide audiovisual works online, against payment or free of charge.
The section also takes care of the distribution of the authors of private copying video, payable to authors of works belonging to the administered section’s repertoire (Law no. 633/1941, artt.71-e / 71-og).

The Section also receives and pays off royalties -to those entitled- for the use abroad of cinematographic andaudiovisual works in Italy, in the context of the relations of mutual representation with foreign collecting societies. The allocation to the entitled remuneration received for any reason by the company for audiovisual repertoire is carried out every six months, according to the procedures and the criteria laid down by the annual breakdown published in ‘Bollettino Sociale’.
The tasks performed by the section also includes the keeping of the Film public register established by R.D.L. # 1061/1938. The Register provides a form of advertising-news for the registrations of the national production of films and for the records of disposals of the rights to such works, making up for the Ministry of Heritage and Culture and Tourism - General Direction for Cinema - the basis for the assessment of the granting of benefits for the production and distribution.

The Section is also entrusted with the monitoring of data on projections in cinemas.The data relating to the passages and receipts of film on the national territory are reported to the State and to those entitled (authors, producers, distributors), who so request, starting from the date of the first vision.

Music

The Music Division manages the rights on musical works, with or without lyrics, both of classical or pop genre. Operas, ballets, oratorios, operettas, revues, etc., are instead managed by the Opera and DOR Sections: in these cases, the Music Division only administers excerpts taken from the full version of the dramatic-musical works.

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The Music division manages the public performance rights of the works, including film and radio/TV broadcast rights and mechanical reproduction rights.

The division does not manage other rights, such as print rights of musical works and/or their texts and, in general, synchronization rights.