Provisional Radio and Television Station Broadcasting Audio Recording Remuneration Payment Rules

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State Council of the People’s Republic of China Decree

No. 566

The “Provisional Radio and Television Station Broadcasting Audio Recording Remuneration Payment Rules” were passed on 6 May 2009 at the 62nd State Council permanent committee meeting, and will take effect on 1 January 2010.

Premier: Wen Jiabao

10 November 2009

Provisional Radio and Television Station Broadcasting Audio Recording Remuneration Payment Rules

Article 1: In order to guarantee that copyright holders can exercise their broadcasting rights according to the law, convenience radio and television stations to broadcast audio recordings, according to the provisions of Article 43 of the “Copyright Law of the People’s Republic of China” (hereafter simply named Copyright Law”, these Rules are formulated.

Article 2: Radio and television stations may according to relevant matters such as the method and number, etc. of broadcasting already published music works, pay remuneration to the copyright holder and conduct agreements with collective copyright management organizations managing the corresponding rights.

Radio and television stations broadcasting already published audio recordings, and already having concluded a contract permitting use with the copyright holder, pay remunerations according to the methods and standards agreed in the contract.

Radio and television stations that, according to the provisions of Article 43 of the Copyright Law, broadcast already published audio recordings (hereafter named broadcast of audio recordings) without authorization from the copyright holder, pay remuneration to the copyright holder according to these Rules.

Article 3: Broadcast as named in these Rules, refers to radio and television stations engaging in first broadcast, re-broadcast and relay broadcast with wireless or cable means.

Article 4: Radio and television stations broadcasting audio recordings, may agree with the collective copyright management organization managing the corresponding rights upon an annual fixed amount of remuneration to the copyright holder; where an agreement on a fixed amount is not concluded or where an agreement cannot be concluded, radio and television stations and the collective copyright management organizations managing the corresponding rights may use one of the following methods as a basis, and discuss remuneration payment to the copyright holder:

(1) Calculating remuneration payment value on the basis of the remaining sum of the annual advertising revenue of that station or the channels of that stations, after deduction of 15% expenses, multiplied with the remuneration standards provided in Article 5 or Article 6 of these Rules;

(2) Calculating remuneration payment value on the basis of the total time of annual broadcast of audio recordings by that station, multiplied with the remuneration payment standards provided in Article 7 of these Rules.

Article 5: Where the method provided in Article 4, Item (1) of these Rules determines the amount of remuneration payment to copyright holders, within 5 years of these Rules taking effect, the remuneration payment amount will be discussed according to the following remuneration standards:

(1) where the time proportion of broadcast of audio recordings occupies less than 1% of the total broadcast time of that station or that channel (hereafter named broadcast time proportion), the remuneration standard is 0,01%;

(2) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 1% and less than 3%, the remuneration standard is 0,02%;

(3) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 3% and less than 6%, the corresponding remuneration standard is 0,09% to 0,15%, for every 1% added to the broadcast time proportion, a extra 0,03% is added to the remuneration standard;

(4) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 6% and less than 10%, the corresponding remuneration standard is 0,24% to 0,4%, for every 1% added to the broadcast time proportion, a extra 0,04% is added to the remuneration standard;

(5) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 10% and less than 30%, the remuneration standard is 0,5%;

(6) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 30% and less than 50%, the remuneration standard is 0,6%;

(7) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 50% and less than 80%, the remuneration standard is 0,7%;

(8) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 80%, the remuneration standard is 0,8%.

Article 6: Where the method provided in Article 4, Item (1) of these Rules determines the amount of remuneration payment to copyright holders, after 5 years of these Rules taking effect, the remuneration payment amount will be discussed according to the following remuneration standards:

(1) where the time proportion of broadcast of audio recordings occupies less than 1% of the total broadcast time of that station or that channel (hereafter named broadcast time proportion), the remuneration standard is 0,02%;

(2) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 1% and less than 3%, the remuneration standard is 0,03%;

(3) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 3% and less than 6%, the corresponding remuneration standard is 0,12% to 0,2%, for every 1% added to the broadcast time proportion, a extra 0,04% is added to the remuneration standard;

(4) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 6% and less than 10%, the corresponding remuneration standard is 0,3% to 0,5%, for every 1% added to the broadcast time proportion, a extra 0,05% is added to the remuneration standard;

(5) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 10% and less than 30%, the remuneration standard is 0,6%;

(6) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 30% and less than 50%, the remuneration standard is 0,7%;

(7) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 50% and less than 80%, the remuneration standard is 0,8%;

(8) where the broadcast time proportion is more than 80%, the remuneration standard is 0,9%.

Article 6: Where the method provided in Article 4, Item (2) of these Rules determines the amount of remuneration payment to copyright holders, the remuneration payment amount will be discussed according to the following remuneration standards:

(1) The radio stations’ unit time remuneration standard is 0,30 Yuan per minute;

(2) The television stations’ unit time remuneration standard is 1,50 Yuan per minute within 5 years of these Rules taking effect, and 2 Yuan per minute after 5 years of these Rules taking effect.

Article 8: Radio and televisions stations broadcasting audio recordings, that cannot conclude on a fixed remuneration payment amount with the collective copyright management organizations managing the corresponding rights, and that cannot discuss the determination of remuneration payment, shall according to the method provided in Article 4, Item (1) of these Rules and the standards provided in Article 5 and Article 6, determine the amount of remuneration payment to the collective copyright management organizations managing the corresponding rights.

Article 9: Of radio and television stations relaying other radio and television stations’ broadcast of audio recordings, the time of broadcasting of audio recordings shall be calculated as 10% of the actual broadcast time.

Article 10: The amount of remuneration payment to copyright holders according to the provisions of these Rules of central regions’ radio and television stations, within 5 years of these Rules taking effect, will be calculated at 50% of the amount calculated according to the provisions of these rules.

The amount of remuneration payment to copyright holders according to the provisions of these Rules of western regions’ radio and television stations and national specialised channels broadcasting to children, ethnic minorities, rural regions, etc, within 5 years of these Rules taking effect, will be calculated at 10% of the amount calculated according to the provisions of these rules, and after 5 years of these Rules taking effect, will be calculated at 50% of the amount calculated according to the provisions of these rules.

Article 11: County-level and higher People’s Government financial entities make remuneration payment to copyright holders for broadcasting audio recordings by radio and television stations established by that level’s People’s Government a factor in appraising its revenues and expenditures, and on the basis of consideration of the general financial situation of that locality, conduct overall planning.

Article 12: Radio and television stations remuneration payment accounting to copyright holders, shall be conducted on an annual basis.

Radio and television stations shall hand over the due remuneration payment of the previous year to the collective copyright management  organisation for transfer to the copyright holder in the first quarter of every year.

Radio and television stations, when paying remuneration to a copyright holder through a collective copyright management  organisation, shall furnish details such as the name of the broadcasted work, personal or organization name of the copyright holder, the broadcast time, etc., except where both parties have agreed otherwise.

Article 13: Radio and television stations broadcasting audio recordings, not having paid remuneration to copyright holders other than members of the collective copyright management  organisation managing the corresponding rights, shall according to the provisions of Article 12 of these Rules, hand over the due remuneration to the collective copyright management  organisation managing the corresponding rights; the collective copyright management  organisation managing the corresponding rights shall transfer the payment to the copyright holder.

Article 14: For collective copyright management  organizations transferring payment to copyright holders, except where these Rules have provisions, the relevant provisions of the “Collective Copyright Management Regulations” apply.

Article 15: Radio and television stations, after handing over the due remuneration for copyright holders to collective copyright management  organisations according to the provisions of these Rules, do not assume responsibility for disputes between the collective copyright management  organisation and copyright holders.

Article 16: Where disputes arise between radio and television stations an copyright holders or collective copyright management  organisations because of remuneration payment according to the provisions of these Rules, they may file a case with the People’s Courts, or on the basis of a written arbitration agreement reached by both parties apply for arbitration with the arbitration organs.

Article 17: These Rules take effect on 1 January 2010.

广播电台电视台播放录音制品支付报酬暂行办法

中华人民共和国国务院令
第566号

《广播电台电视台播放录音制品支付报酬暂行办法》已经2009年5月6日国务院第62次常务会议通过,现予公布,自2010年1月1日起施行。
总 理  温家宝
二○○九年十一月十日

广播电台电视台播放录音制品
支付报酬暂行办法

第一条 为了保障著作权人依法行使广播权,方便广播电台、电视台播放录音制品,根据《中华人民共和国著作权法》(以下称著作权法)第四十三条的规定,制定本办法。
第二条 广播电台、电视台可以就播放已经发表的音乐作品向著作权人支付报酬的方式、数额等有关事项与管理相关权利的著作权集体管理组织进行约定。
广播电台、电视台播放已经出版的录音制品,已经与著作权人订立许可使用合同的,按照合同约定的方式和标准支付报酬。
广播电台、电视台依照著作权法第四十三条的规定,未经著作权人的许可播放已经出版的录音制品(以下称播放录音制品)的,依照本办法向著作权人支付报酬。
第三条 本办法所称播放,是指广播电台、电视台以无线或者有线的方式进行的首播、重播和转播。
第四条 广播电台、电视台播放录音制品,可以与管理相关权利的著作权集体管理组织约定每年向著作权人支付固定数额的报酬;没有就固定数额进行约定或者约定不成的,广播电台、电视台与管理相关权利的著作权集体管理组织可以以下列方式之一为基础,协商向著作权人支付报酬:
(一)以本台或者本台各频道(频率)本年度广告收入扣除15%成本费用后的余额,乘以本办法第五条或者第六条规定的付酬标准,计算支付报酬的数额;
(二)以本台本年度播放录音制品的时间总量,乘以本办法第七条规定的单位时间付酬标准,计算支付报酬的数额。
第五条 以本办法第四条第(一)项规定方式确定向著作权人支付报酬的数额的,自本办法施行之日起5年内,按照下列付酬标准协商支付报酬的数额:
(一)播放录音制品的时间占本台或者本频道(频率)播放节目总时间的比例(以下称播放时间比例)不足1%的,付酬标准为0.01%;
(二)播放时间比例为1%以上不足3%的,付酬标准为0.02%;
(三)播放时间比例为3%以上不足6%的,相应的付酬标准为0.09%到0.15%,播放时间比例每增加1%,付酬标准相应增加0.03%;
(四)播放时间比例为6%以上10%以下的,相应的付酬标准为0.24%到0.4%,播放时间比例每增加1%,付酬标准相应增加0.04%;
(五)播放时间比例超过10%不足30%的,付酬标准为0.5%;
(六)播放时间比例为30%以上不足50%的,付酬标准为0.6%;
(七)播放时间比例为50%以上不足80%的,付酬标准为0.7%;
(八)播放时间比例为80%以上的,付酬标准为0.8%。
第六条 以本办法第四条第(一)项规定方式确定向著作权人支付报酬的数额的,自本办法施行届满5年之日起,按照下列付酬标准协商支付报酬的数额:
(一)播放时间比例不足1%的,付酬标准为0.02%;
(二)播放时间比例为1%以上不足3%的,付酬标准为0.03%;
(三)播放时间比例为3%以上不足6%的,相应的付酬标准为0.12%到0.2%,播放时间比例每增加1%,付酬标准相应增加0.04%;
(四)播放时间比例为6%以上10%以下的,相应的付酬标准为0.3%到0.5%,播放时间比例每增加1%,付酬标准相应增加0.05%;
(五)播放时间比例超过10%不足30%的,付酬标准为0.6%;
(六)播放时间比例为30%以上不足50%的,付酬标准为0.7%;
(七)播放时间比例为50%以上不足80%的,付酬标准为0.8%;
(八)播放时间比例为80%以上的,付酬标准为0.9%。
第七条 以本办法第四条第(二)项规定的方式确定向著作权人支付报酬的数额的,按照下列付酬标准协商支付报酬的数额:
(一)广播电台的单位时间付酬标准为每分钟0.30元;
(二)电视台的单位时间付酬标准自本办法施行之日起5年内为每分钟1.50元,自本办法施行届满5年之日起为每分钟2元。
第八条 广播电台、电视台播放录音制品,未能依照本办法第四条的规定与管理相关权利的著作权集体管理组织约定支付报酬的固定数额,也未能协商确定应支付报酬的,应当依照本办法第四条第(一)项规定的方式和第五条、第六条规定的标准,确定向管理相关权利的著作权集体管理组织支付报酬的数额。
第九条 广播电台、电视台转播其他广播电台、电视台播放的录音制品的,其播放录音制品的时间按照实际播放时间的10%计算。
第十条 中部地区的广播电台、电视台依照本办法规定方式向著作权人支付报酬的数额,自本办法施行之日起5年内,按照依据本办法规定计算出的数额的50%计算。
西部地区的广播电台、电视台以及全国专门对少年儿童、少数民族和农村地区等播出的专业频道(频率),依照本办法规定方式向著作权人支付报酬的数额,自本办法施行之日起5年内,按照依据本办法规定计算出的数额的10%计算;自本办法施行届满5年之日起,按照依据本办法规定计算出的数额的50%计算。
第十一条 县级以上人民政府财政部门将本级人民政府设立的广播电台、电视台播放录音制品向著作权人支付报酬的支出作为核定其收支的因素,根据本地区财政情况综合考虑,统筹安排。
第十二条 广播电台、电视台向著作权人支付报酬,以年度为结算期。
广播电台、电视台应当于每年度第一季度将其上年度应当支付的报酬交由著作权集体管理组织转付给著作权人。
广播电台、电视台通过著作权集体管理组织向著作权人支付报酬时,应当提供其播放作品的名称、著作权人姓名或者名称、播放时间等情况,双方已有约定的除外。
第十三条 广播电台、电视台播放录音制品,未向管理相关权利的著作权集体管理组织会员以外的著作权人支付报酬的,应当按照本办法第十二条的规定将应支付的报酬送交管理相关权利的著作权集体管理组织;管理相关权利的著作权集体管理组织应当向著作权人转付。
第十四条 著作权集体管理组织向著作权人转付报酬,除本办法已有规定外,适用《著作权集体管理条例》的有关规定。
第十五条 广播电台、电视台依照本办法规定将应当向著作权人支付的报酬交给著作权集体管理组织后,对著作权集体管理组织与著作权人之间的纠纷不承担责任。
第十六条 广播电台、电视台与著作权人或者著作权集体管理组织因依照本办法规定支付报酬产生纠纷的,可以依法向人民法院提起民事诉讼,或者根据双方达成的书面仲裁协议向仲裁机构申请仲裁。
第十七条 本办法自2010年1月1日起施行。

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