PAYING OUT FOR PRIVATE COPYING
The Association of Television Producers (APT) is entrusted by the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (SIAE) with the task of paying out the earnings from private copying to the original producers of television programmes including fictions, cartoons, documentaries and light entertainment.
a) APT performs the distribution of remunerations from private copying exclusively referred to no-profit and private copying for personal use of works mainly destined to TV broadcasting.
b) The persons entitled include the original producers of television programmes as per art. 71 – sexies et seq. of Law no. 633 of 24th April 1941, with express exclusion of legatees.
c) The settlement of the remuneration of Private Copying in favour of EU and non-EU foreign original producers takes place on a reciprocity basis.
The original producers of television programmes that intend to claim the remunerations for private copying that they are entitled to, relating to programmes broadcasted by the Italian channels:
RAIUNO, RAIDUE, RAITRE, CANALE 5, ITALIA 1, RETE 4
shall send – through a registered letter with acknowledgement of receipt or through certified e-mail – or shall file to the Registry of the headquarters of APT (Via Giunio Bazzoni, 3 00195 Rome) a specific application equipped with the documents listed in the APT website (www.apt.it). Once the documentation is thoroughly examined, APT shall be entitled to ask the claiming company to provide additional information and/or documents relating to the application for the paying-out of remunerations.