Ukraine: Collective Copyright Management System Workshop III

September 11, 2019 - September 13, 2019
Ukraine was designated a Priority Foreign Country (PFC) in the United States 2013 Special 301 Report on three identified grounds, two of which were: (1) the unfair, nontransparent administration of the system for collective management organizations (CMOs), which are responsible for collecting and distributing royalties to right holders; and (2) failure to implement an effective means to combat widespread online copyright infringement in Ukraine.
 
In response, CLDP over the years, and in concert with the Ukrainian government, has implemented a number of workshops and other programs. The workshops utilized expertise from the US government as well as from international governmental and non-governmental organizations (such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), International Federation of Reproduction Rights Organizations (IFRRO), the Societies' Council for the Collective Management of Performers' Rights (SCAPR), International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC)), to assist the Ukrainian government and rights holders to develop laws and institutional arrangements to enable the protection and management of copyright and related rights in Ukraine. Other programs included the support and facilitation by CLDP of legislative drafting, based upon the results of the workshops.