Unión Europea
Derecho de autor y derechos conexos
[Follow-up question] What mechanisms are in place to inform and pay compensation to authors of works of WTO origin when such works are reproduced, broadcast or diffused by wire as permitted in Articles 33 and 34 of the Japanese Copyright Law? If no such compensation mechanism exists, how many copies are concerned?
According to Articles 33 and 34, it is the user himself who shall inform the author of the use based on these articles, and the user shall pay the compensation directly to the copyright owner. This system covers the works of WTO origin. Even in the ordinary use of existing works under the authorization of the copyright owner, it is the user himself who should find and contact the author and copyright owner and pay the fee if necessary. In addition, the number of companies making use of Articles 33 and 34 is limited, and these companies are in close contact with the Ministry of Education, which ensures the proper functioning of the system.