Act of April 22, 2008 Amending the Act No. 121/2000 Coll., on Copyright and Rights Related to Copyright and on Amendment to the Copyright Act

The Parliament has adopted the following Act of the Czech Republic:

Article I.

The Act No. 121/2000 Coll., on Copyright and rights related to Copyright and on amendment to certain acts (the Copyright Act), as amended by Act No. 81/2005 Coll., Act No. 61/2006 Coll., Act No. 186/2006 Coll. and Act No. 216/2006 Coll., shall be amended as follows:

1. In the Article 23, the second sentence shall be replaced by the sentence “The author is entitled to remuneration for making the work available by means of facilities technically capable to receive broadcasts to guests accommodated within the provision of accommodation services if such facilities are located in the rooms intended for private use by the accommodated persons. The total of remuneration, designed for all collective rights managers as a whole, must not exceed the 50 % of the amount of the fee stipulated for one device as stated in the special Act (1b).”. In the third sentence the word “also” shall be revoked.

The foot-note No (1b) means following:

“(1b) The Act No. 348/2005 Coll., on radio and television broadcasting fee and on amendment to certain Acts, as amended by subsequent provisions.”

2. In the Article 97 paragraph 2, the words “with its seat in the Czech Republic” shall be revoked.

Article II.

This Act shall enter into force on the day of its publication in the Collection of Laws.

Vlcek v.r. Klaus v.r. Topolanek v.r.