Related rights protection
According to the Law of Ukraine "On Copyright and Related Rights", not only copyright but also related rights are subject to legal protection.
Objects of related rights are:
- performance of literary, dramatic, musical, musical-dramatic, choreographic, folklore and other works;
- phonograms, videograms;
- broadcasts (programs) of broadcasting organizations.
The subjects of related rights in this case are:
- performers of works, their heirs and persons to whom related property rights regarding performances have been legally transferred;
- producers of phonograms, their heirs (successors) and persons to whom related property rights in relation to phonograms have been legally transferred;
- videogram producers, their heirs (successors) and persons to whom related property rights in relation to videograms have been legally transferred;
- broadcasting organizations and their successors.
The performer, the producer of a phonogram, the producer of a videogram may use the protection mark of related rights, which consists of the following elements, to notify about his related rights on phonograms, videograms and all their copies, which are legally distributed to the public, or their packaging:
- Latin letter "P", circled;
- names (titles) of persons who have related rights to these phonograms (videograms);
- year of the first publication of the phonogram (videogram).
The property rights of performers are protected for 50 years from the date of the first record of performance.
Personal intangible rights of performers are protected indefinitely.
The rights of producers of phonograms and videograms shall be protected for 50 years from the date of the first publication of the phonogram (videogram) or their first sound recording (video recording), if the phonogram (videogram) has not been published within the specified time.
Broadcasting organizations shall enjoy the rights for 50 years from the date of the first public announcement of the broadcast.
The term of protection of related rights expires on January 1 of the year following the year in which the term of protection has expired.