SIAE-Società Italiana Autori ed Editori-Tax free

Where
Italy
When
2016
Who
SIAE- Società Italiana degli Autori ed Editori
Key objectives of the measure:

The SIAE is the official entity entitled to protect the intellectual property rights related to any cultural creation and its use. Its mandate is to ensure the creators' recognition and remuneration. In particular, since the 1th Genuary 2015, the SIAE promotes a  "Tax free membership fee" for young authors, editors (18-30 age) and editorial startup in the creative sectors. This measure aims at the encouraging and safeguarding of cultural products and rights connected to author's production in the fields of visual arts, cinema,literature, opera, ballet, music, radiotelevision, theatre. Specifically:

- the visual art and literature field administers the painting, sculpture, graphics, photography, computer art works and the literary ones (including their translations);

- the cinema sector aims at safeguarding the author's of subject, script, direction and adpation's dialogue and translations of cinematographic or assimilated works;

- the opera section protects musical and dance works;

- the music section administers the rights to musical works, with or whithout literay text. Operas, ballets, oratories, operattas, magazines are entrusted with the protection of Opera and DOR sections: in these cases the section protects the musical tracks indipendently of the complete version of the musical-dramatic creations;

Scope of the measure:
National, International
Nature of the measure:
legislative, regulatory
Main feature of the measure:

The SIAE Tax-free facility regards the young artists and creative startup which involve the youngers between 16 and 30 age. The measure proceeds trought an author's online inscription and the opera/s connected to. The SIAE plays an intermendiator activity in the management of copyright releasing the authorisations of it, receiving the fees and sharing the incomes derived from.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

The measure intends to promote and protect the creativity making totally free membership for young artists, editors and editorial startup. This initiative aims to encourage the development of new business in Italy and help young people to realise their projects, either as a publishers or as an entrepreneurs. The SIAE membership would to guarantee the legal, intellectual and economical artistic recognition as any other job in the perspective to support the creative creation and its continuity in the future.

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The SIAE is a collective management society recognized as a public economic institution despite it doesn't receive public direct or indirect funds. Indeed, the annual financial management income consists in the contributions of members, the amount derived from the copyright compensation and from the services rendered. Donations, additional incomes and the surplus of active management should contrinute to the planning of any measure or project implementation.  

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain
Cultural Value Chain
Creation
Distribution