The Remuneration Of The Actors And Their Intellectual Property Rights In The Actors' Activity Act And Its Regulatory Decree


On October 28, 2015 Law No. 27,203 was enacted ("Actors' Activity Act") published in the Official Gazette on November 26, 2015, which regulates the employment contract of actors and related activities. The regulation is applicable to actors-interpreters, i.e. people who carry out activities of performance of characters, fictional situations o based on real events, or that substitute, replace or imitate characters, as well as performances of themselves, through a screenplay, book, script or ideas, in public performances o aimed at audiences, regardless of the format and medium used for the diffusion, whatever the place or form under which is carried out.

Moreover, the regulation applies to the people in charge of the direction of the shows, rehearsal aides, choir members and dancers/dance groups.

Regarding the intellectual property rights, section 8 of the Actors' Activity Act sets forth that in no case it shall be included in the remuneration agreed upon the intellectual property rights of the actors and other people included in the legislation under analysis. This implies that the remuneration for an employment contract entered into by an artist included in the regulation does not include any amount in concept of intellectual property rights. Although...

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