Survey on the Protection of Audiovisual Performances
The survey provides an overview of the (related rights) protection of performing artists (actors, dancers, musicians) in the context of audiovisual productions, in cinematographic films and television. The survey was prepared by the Chairman of the Finnish Copyright Society, Jukka Liedes, and the Masters of Social Sciences Jukka Kortelainen and Milla Määttä.
The survey focuses on the content of the Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances (2012), Directives of the European Union, as well as the national legislations of a number of Member States of the European Union and the European Economic Area.
The national legislation of the following 17 countries have been included in the survey: Finland, Denmark, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, as well as Austria, Czech Republic, Estonia, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances
The Beijing Treaty on Audiovisual Performances was adopted on June 24, 2012. It deals with the intellectual property rights of performers in audiovisual performances. The Beijing Treaty shores up the rights of performers in audiovisual works, such as films, TV series or musicals. In practical terms, the treaty’s provisions provide actors, musicians, dancers and other performers in an audiovisual work the ability to be remunerated and enjoy better control over their work.