Azerbaijani Copyright Agency to Pay Royalties for Downloaded Music to Foreign Performers

Aug 30 2011 - 14:52

The Copyright Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan has signed contracts with a number of performers from neighboring countries for payment of royalties when their works or performances are downloaded from Azerbaijani websites.

The Agency has also called on songwriters, composers and performers whose work and performances are downloaded from the Internet, to submit their personal details and information about their work to the Agency. This information will be entered in a recently created database aimed at ensuring copyright protection in the digital environment.

The Agency is also holding talks with major Azerbaijani websites to secure their cooperation on this project.

“Foreign performers can connect with us as a relevant agency, either via the copyright and intellectual property protection agencies in their country or directly. We have signed a number of similar contracts directly with Russian artists who regularly get fees from us”, the agency noted.

Everyone interested in protecting their digital content can contact the Agency at +994-12-493-3944 or +994-12-498-2232, or send an email to mha@copag.gov.az.

For more information, please contact Aleksandra Pavlovic at our Macedonia office.

Source: Azerbaijani business information portal ABC

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