Collective society in violation of copyright law
The INDECOPI Copyright Commission has sanctioned the collective society “Inter Artis Perú” for copyright infringement and violation of the Law on Performers (Law No. 2813).
Collective societies look after the defense the economic rights of its members (creators/authors) and collect and distribute copyright royalties from users. These societies require prior authorization by the government. There are seven collective societies in Peru regulated by INDECOPI.
By means of the Resolution 421-2015 / CDA-Indecop, a monetary fine of UIT (tax units) against “Inter Artis Perú” was established due to “not submitting documentation that would determine the rates set by that entity, [and by not] complying with the principles of reasonableness, equity and proportionality set out in the Law on Copyright.”
It was also determined that the fee applied by said collective society had not been approved jointly with the collective society of producers of audiovisual works.