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Workshop on licensing public performance of works used in movies

  • Date Posted:2016-06-29

According to TIPO’s long-held administrative interpretation, economic rights holders may not claim their rights to public performance of elements (i.e. works of music, literature, drama, and dance) used in audiovisual works publicly presented. In the latest draft amendment to the Copyright Act, TIPO re-defined “public performance” (Art. 3(1)8), stipulating that such elements may be publicly performed in public presentation of audiovisual works. This is in consideration of relevant international conventions and legislative trends of other countries. The administrative interpretation will be revised once the amendment is passed.


On the afternoon of May 6, 2016, TIPO held a workshop on licensing public performance of works used in movies to learn how Taiwan’s movie industry would respond to the amendment and how this would affect licensing market and development of the industry. A total of 23 people from the Ministry of Culture, Bureau of Audiovisual and Music Industry Development, CMOs, National Theater Association R.O.C., TACP, as well as up/mid/downstream sectors of the movie industry attended the event. Presentation slides are available at:
http://www.tipo.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=548578&CtNode=7752&mp=1