Ukraine is committed to better protect the rights of movie stars from around the world
Ukraine signed an agreement that would better protect the copyrights of movie stars and other performers, and provide them with additional income from their work. Thanks to this agreement, actors will be able to get a share of the residual income for movies they have played in.
On June 26th, Ukraine and 47 member countries of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) signed an agreement on audiovisual performances.
“The agreement will give artists the opportunity to receive a share of the income for the use of audiovisual works (movies, television, videos, etc). At the international level, the agreement will give performers the rights to require attribution, and to object to the distortion their performance”, explained the press service of the intellectual property organ of Ukraine.
“It is also important to note that the new agreement will strengthen the precarious position of performers in the audiovisual industry by providing a clear international legal framework for the protection of their rights. It is the first of its kind to protect the rights of performers in the digital environment. In addition, the agreement will help protect the rights of performers against the unauthorized use of their performances in audio-visual media such as television, movies and video”, added the press service.