Extension of protection
Once obtained a qualification, the Member or Principal can ask for the extension of protection for other qualifications and Sections, free of charge, by submitting a specific application form.
This implies the possibility to join, if the requirements are met, all Sections and/or qualifications, by paying a single membership or annual fee without any additional costs.
In order to obtain the protection from another Section, the requirements to be met and the procedure to be followed are the same established for the membership as a Member or Principal to the Section of interest.
Authors who joined SIAE by conferring the mandate to the Cinema or OLAF Section, which entailed the payment of the stamp duty only and the exemption from the payment of the annual fees for the renewal of the mandate, can extend the mandate to the Sections Opera and Choreographic Works, Music and Drama and Radio/TV Works and relevant qualifications by submitting the additional specific application form and paying the annual contribution foreseen for the mandate. The annual contribution only will be due for each subsequent year.
It is useful to remind that authors up to 30 years of age (regardless the Section managing their works) are not required to pay the annual fee, if Members, or the annual contribution, if Principals.
For the category Authors, the necessary requirements for the extension of protection within each Section are as follows:
Author of the literary part: registration of at least one work through the form mod. 91 together with a copy of the work in its final and dramatized version.
Composer: the protection of music works falls within the competence of the Drama and Radio/TV works Section only if it is "original music", i.e. expressly composed for "operettas", "musical plays", "works of dramatic genre with original music" or "fantasy theatre" and constitutes, together with the literary text, an indivisible single work . It must be registered together with the author of the literary part, as a joint work.
Author and/or adapter of cinematographic and assimilated works (author of the plot, adapter, screenwriter, director).
Registration of at least one work through the form mod. 117 Authors or mod. 117 Adapters/Dialoguists and list of the cinematographic or assimilated works published to which you participated in as an author and/or adapter.
Composer and/or author of the literary part.
Registration of at least one complete work through the form mod. 242, together with a paper copy, manuscript or printed (supplemented or replaced by – when necessary – a recording on record, tape, multimedia carrier, etc.), of the music score and libretto.
Please note: as to the adaptation of works of public domain, it must be deposited a copy of the adapted work, a copy of the original work and a detailed report on the adaptation made.
Registration of at least one work through the form mod. 242, together with a video reproduction of the work, complete in all its parts.
Author of literary works
In case of more than one rightholder (e.g. publisher, translator, co-author), it is necessary to fill in also the form mod. 344/DL.
Please note: the deposit of the literary work is never required.
Author of visual arts works (painting, sculpture, photography)
Documentation proving the sale, or the publishing of at least one work in volumes, catalogues, magazines, etc. or its public utilization in the framework of exhibitions, websites, etc., together with a declaration of liability.
Please note: the deposit of the work is never required.
As to the Publishers’ category the request for extension of protection to another Section, it is necessary to contact the offices that have to assess if the requirements are met.