On December 18, the Uruguayan Parliament passed the Copyright law for the Audiovisual sector, enacted by the current President Tabaré Vázquez, with the support of all political parties.
Last August 30th., in Argentina, a decree was signed in which a maximum fee for TV airings is established for all societies of artists and interpreters, while in Brazil, put an end to the collection of author’s rights in hotel rooms.
The most important television networks in Colombia, Caracol Televisión and Canal RCN, recognize and sign a payment agreement for the Colombian author’s rights for Audiovisual Directors and Screenwriters, through DASC – Directors Colombia and REDES – Screenwriters Colombia CMOs
The Federation of Societies of Latin American Audiovisual Authors– FESAAL, held their Annual Congress on October 2nd and 3rd at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, gathering the Authors representing the member societies, together with their technicians, in two working days, where the main focus of the meeting was the defence of authors ´rights in the region.
The Federation of Societies of Latin American Audiovisual Authors will hold their upcoming annual congress in the city of Cartagena de Indias, Colombia, on October 2nd and 3rd, which once again will gather Authors and technicians of their member Latin American CMOs.
The Society was formed and created to protect the rights and remuneration of directors, scriptwriters and filmmakers, national and foreign, as audiovisual authors
Within the frame of the Executive Committee meeting, W&DW will meet with DGJ – Directors Guild of Japan with the support of the Japanese Society of Authors, Composers and Editors ´Rights – JASRAC – and FESAAL – Federation of Latin American Audiovisual Authors Societies.
Training sessions took place, with the presence of all member management societies of FESAAL. Latin America keeps moving forward for the defence of Authors´rights for their Audiovisual Authors, on their territory and all over the world.
After a long road in the defence of authors’ rights in Brazil, Audiovisual Authors of the DBCA Societies – Brazilian Directors of Cinema and Audiovisual – and GEDAR – Scriptwriters´ Rights´ Management – have obtained the permission to function as management societies in the Brazilian territory this December.
With the birth of FESAAL – Latin American Audiovisual Authors´ Federation – authors´ right is strengthened throughout the region.