Legal sanctions for unauthorized use of certain artistic works
The Peruvian PTO (Indecopi) encourages public transportation companies to broadcast only musical and audiovisual works that have the prior written consent of the respective right holders.
According to the local legislation regarding copyright matter, a business establishment providing public services (such as a public transport company, including its respective terminals and transport units) must have the corresponding authorizations from the authors of the musical and audiovisual works.
If a certain musical and/or audiovisual work (which is in the private domain) is broadcast without the corresponding authorizations, it constitutes an administrative infringement punishable with fines of up to 180 UIT (tax units). In terms of criminal law, this act will be considered as a felony (Article 217 Criminal Code) which is punishable with deprivation of liberty (from 2 years to 6 years).
To broadcast musical or audiovisual works that are in the private domain, one must have the prior authorization of the author or owner of the work or collective management society that represents it.