Collective Management of Performers’ Economic Rights in Lithuania (article in Lithuanian)

Ramūnas Birštonas, Nijolė Janina Matulevičienė, Jūratė Usonienė


Individual enforcement of performer’s economic rights in practice is ineffective in many respects and in some cases is simply impossible. Therefore, the subject of the present article is the collective management of performers’ rights which could effectively support the individual enforcement.
The article is divided into three parts. The first part deals with the general premises and peculiarities of the collective management of performers’ rights. The outcome of the analysis shows that collective management is unavoidable for a number of reasons. First, a part of the economic rights is mandatorily enforced only in a collective way. Second, collective management is beneficial for both performers and their contractors. Also, the Lithuanian Neighbouring Rights Association, AGATA, which is currently responsible for the collective administration of performers’ rights in Lithuania, is introduced in the article.


individual exercise of performer economic rights; transfer of performer exclusive rights; performer’s right; related rights; author’s rights

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