Initiative to modify Chilean performance law
The Chilean government has recently presented a draft Bill seeking to modify the first three articles of the Law 20.243 specifically regarding the rules on the moral and economic rights of performers and artistic performances fixed in audio-visual format.
The amendments to the first article state that the authors shall be governed by the special provisions of this law 20.243 and, in matters not covered by it, by Law No. 17.336, as far as it would be applicable. These amendments also define what should be understood by authors of audiovisual works. This protection extends not only to performers, but also directors and screenwriters.
The third article of this draft bill establishes that the author is given irrevocable right to receive a payment for certain acts and/or actions that can be performed with audiovisual material, as well as its public communication, broadcasting, and/or availability for interactive digital media. Finally, in the fourth article, it is established as mandatory that the payment must be done through the corresponding collective management entity.
On May 7, 2015 the Chamber of Deputies of Chile opened a debate in regard to this initiative.
For more specific information regarding the draft bill, please click here (Bulletin N° 9889‐24)