Realization by authors of their economic rights may be implemented in individual mode or with usage of system for collective management by economic rights. The Article 44 of the Law of the KR “On Copyright and Related RightsLaw of the Kyrgyz Republic Copyright and related rights” (hereinafter – the Law) says that aiming at ensuring of economic rights of authors, performers, phonograms producers and other right holders in that cases when it is difficult to apply these rights in practice individually, the organizations may be established, which implement and protect rights of above mentioned persons on collective base.
According to the Article 47 of the Law till then the organization managing economic rights on the collective base will be created, Kyrgyzpatent fulfills functions and duties of these organizations.
In the frameworks of this activity realization Kyrgyzpatent executes the following functions, including:
– conclusion of agreements with copyright and related rights owners on management of their economic rights (such agreements provide implementation by Kyrgyzpatent collection of royalty as well as rights and interests protection if necessary of right owner);
– conclusion of agreements with users on right to use a work (such agreements provide receiving by users of permission to use a work at condition of payment of remuneration for this use);
– ensuring of royalty collection for use of works and other subjects on the territory of the KR, protected by legislation on copyright and related rights, distribution of royalty and payment to right holders;
– protection of rights and legitimate interests of right holders in cases provided by the Law.
The users of copyright and related rights subject matters are: broadcasting organizations, theaters, Philharmonic Societies, public catering establishments (cafes, bars, restaurants), phonograms producers, organizers of concert and entertainment events, content-providers, trade center etc.