Estados Unidos de América
República Checa
Derecho de autor y derechos conexos
3. Please explain whether and how the Czech Republic protects against both the direct and indirect reproduction of phonograms as required by TRIPS Article 14.2, including by digital transmission in the context of interactive services.
According to Article 46 of the Czech Copyright Act, in which rights of phonograms producers are stipulated, the permission of the phonogram's producer is required for broadcasting of sound recordings and phonograms by radio or television, for production of reproduction of phonograms for other than own personal use, for public performance of sound recording and for lending and rental. Reproduction of phonograms by digital transmission in the context of interactive services is not expressis verbis in our Copyright Act but as we have a very broad provision regarding publication of the work, it can be used also for the digital transmission providing that the exclusive permission of authors, performers and producers is available.