Turkey to support law on copyright

The copyright regulatory body of Turkey’s Ministry of Culture and Tourism has announced soon-to-be actualized legal modifications which are expected to eradicate notoriously unfair practices in the television and broadcasting business, Hurriyet Daily News reports.

According to Abdurrahman Çelik, the head of the Copyright Management Department, the modifications foresee the copyright bearers to be able to enforce their “fair payment rights” in cases of “repeating broadcasting” and “lending.”

Currently, screenwriters, actors and directors are not granted full rights to ensure they receive copyrights payments when TV dramas or films they worked on are broadcasted repeatedly by TV channels.

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