Legislation

The Union of Phonogram Producers in Romania (UPFR) operates by virtue of Law no. 8/ 1996, with its subsequent amendments and addenda, as a collecting society for the rights related to copyright owed by recording companies in Romania.

UPFR is the collecting society appointed by the Romanian Copyright Office (ORDA) decisions to collect the compensating remunerations owed to music producers and afferent to the music used in public performance, Radio and TV broadcasting.

Moreover, UPFR is the collecting society appointed by the Romanian Copyright Office (ORDA) as a sole collector for the levy (compensatory remuneration) afferent to the private copying of audiovisual works.

General legal frame

  • Law no. 8/1996 (Law on copyright and related rights), with the subsequent amendments and addenda. Act in force. View

Specific regulations for Public Performance

  • Methodology for collecting the remunerations – Romanian Copyright Office (ORDA) Decision no. 399/2006, published in the Official Gazette no. 982/ 08.12.2006.View
  • Methodology regarding the reproduction of music (dubbing) - ORDA Decision no. 192/2007, published in the Official Gazette no. 382/ 06.06.2007.View
  • ORDA Decision no. 113/2006 regarding the appointment of UPFR as collecting society for the remunerations owed to music producers for public performance. View

Specific regulations for the radiobroadcast of music with a commercial scope by radio bodies

  • Methodology valid as of 01.10.2010 – Methodology regarding the remuneration owed to music interpreters or performers and music producers for broadcasting the phononograms published with a commercial scope or its reproduction by the radio broadcasting bodiesORDA Decision no. 284/2010, published in the Official Gazette no. 668/30.09.2010. View
  • Methodology valid until 30.09.2010 – Methodology regarding the remuneration owed to music interpreters or performers and music producers for broadcasting the music published with a commercial scope or its reproduction by the radio broadcasting bodies – ORDA Decision no. 74/2006, published in the Official Gazette no. 382/04.05.2006, in accordance with CAB Civil Decision no. 23A/05.02.2007. View

Specific regulations for television stations for broadcasting music with a commercial scope

  • Methodology regarding the remuneration owed to music interpreters or performers and music producers for broadcasting the music published with a commercial scope or its reproduction by the radio broadcasting bodies or televisions, through a mandatory collecting society – ORDA  decision no.133/2012, published in the Official Gazette no. 520/26.07.2012, in accordance with CAB Civil Decision no. 83/2013 (still unpublished). View

Specific regulations for cable retransmission

  • Romanian Copyright Office (ORDA) Decision no. 327/ 2010 regarding the final form of the Methodology regarding the establishment of fees owed to copyright and related rights holders for cable retransmission, published in the Official Gazette no. 861/22.12.2010, in accordance with CAB Civil Decision no. 263 A of 16.11.2010. View

Specific regulations for private copying
Methodology in force:

  • ORDA Decision no. 61/ 2009 (valid for devices/media manufactured or introduced in Romania during May 16th 2009 – present)
  • Law no. 329/ 2006 (valid for devices/media manufactured or introduced in Romania during August 2006 – May 15th 2009)
  • ORDA Decision no. 107/ 2005 (valid for devices/media manufactured or introduced in Romania during June 2005 – July 2006)

Other documents:

The ORDA decisions to appoint UPFR as collecting society:

  • Decision no. 113/09-05-2006 (O.R.D.A.) – DECISION regarding the appointment of UPFR as collector of remuneration owed to music producers for the public performance of phonograms published with a commercial scope.
  • Decision no. 114/09-05-2006 (O.R.D.A.) - DECISION regarding the appointment of UPFR as collector of remunerations owed for the radiobroadcast by television bodies to the producers of phonograms published with a commercial scope.
  • Decision no. 115/09-05-2006 (O.R.D.A.) - DECISION regarding the appointment of UPFR as collector of remunerations owed for the radiobroadcast by the radio bodies to the producers of phonograms published with a commercial scope.
  • Decision no. 185/01-09-2005 (O.R.D.A.) - DECISION regarding the appointment of UPFR as collector of remunerations owed to the producers of phonograms for the radiobroadcast of phonograms published with a commercial scope.
  • ORDA Decision no. 338/2010 regarding the appointment of UPFR as collector of remunerations owed to the producers of phonograms for cable retransmission.
  • Decision no. 156/25-07-2005 (O.R.D.A.) – DECISION regarding the appointment of UPFR as sole collector of the compensating remuneration (levy) for private copying.
  • Decision no. 77/ 2009 (O.R.D.A.) – DECISION regarding the appointment of UPFR as sole collector of the compensating remuneration (levy) for private copying.

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