Acknowledgment Of Directive 2001/29/ec On The Harmonization Of Certain Aspects Of Copyright And Related Rights In The Information Society (2): Works Registered On Medium And Reproduction Made By Natural Person For Private Use

Decree n.68 dated 9th April 2003 acknowledged in the Italian regulations Directive 2001/29/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 22nd May 2001 on the harmonization of certain aspects of copyright and related rights in the information society. Such Directive aims at increasing legal certainty of copyright and related rights, guaranteeing it and providing for a high level of protection of intellectual property. This Decree deals with different aspects to which it is appropriate to make a through review.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

According to Decree n.68/2003, which are the exclusive rights assigned to the author of works registered on medium?
Which are the provisions that regulate the distribution by phonographic medium?
How shall phonographic medium be manufactured and used?
Is the private reproduction of phonograms or videos on medium allowed?
Are phonograms authors and producers, as well as original producers of audiovisual works, interpreters and performers and videos producers, and any person who can lay a claim to them, entitled to have a remuneration for private reproduction of phonograms and videos?

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