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COLOMBIA

ISSUANCE OF OFFICE ACTION OF FEBRUARY 2nd 2018, BY THE NATIONAL COPYRIGHT DIRECTION (DNDA) IN REGARDS TO THE AUDIOVISUAL DIRECTORS, COLOMBIAN MANAGEMENT SOCIETY –DASC

On February 2nd 2018, the Colombian NATIONAL COPYRIGHT DIRECTION (DNDA in Spanish) issued an Office Action authorizing the AUDIOVISUAL DIRECTORS, COLOMBIAN MANAGEMENT SOCIETY –DASC, to make the publication of a notice in a newspaper of wide national circulation where they report their intention to obtain the recognition of legal status, as well as authorization to operate as a Collective Management Company

 

The mentioned company would be composed of directors and/or audiovisual directors and aims to manage the remuneration of audiovisual directors for Copyrights such as public communication acts, or acts that make the work available to third parties, among others.

According to the provisions of Decree 1066 of 2015, it is possible for third parties to file oppositions before the DNDA targeting the aforementioned request and thus avoid its effects.