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PRIMARY SOURCES

ON COPYRIGHT

(1450-1900)

Copyright Regulations, Madrid (1880)

Source: scanned from Legislación de Propiedad Intelectual (Madrid, Imprenta Nacional, 1881) pp. 35-75

Citation:
Copyright Regulations, Madrid (1880), Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900), eds L. Bently & M. Kretschmer, www.copyrighthistory.org

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ARTICLE 116
      
            Such companies cannot
avoid the payment of royalties for
the performance of works because
the admission ticket is subsumed
in the price of the drinks sold in
the premises.
      
ARTICLE 117
      
            Choral societies, casinos,
and amateur associations constituted
in any form enabling pecuniary contri-
butions for their subsistence to be
collected, whether by periodic payments
or a single fixed sum, shall be subject
to the provisions stipulated above.
      
When the activites of such entities
take place in public theatres, they
shall pay royalties in the similar manner
as the way these theatres pay, and shall
be subject to the regulations applicable
to them.
      
ARTICLE 118
      
            Publishers or managers of
dramatic or musical works, or their repre-
sentatives , shall be taken to be authorised
representatives of the works so far as
concerns relations with theatrical companies
and local authorities. In order to declare
their capacity to act, it shall be enough
to produce a nomination or declaration
by the said owners.
      
            Such publishers or managers, as
representatives of the owners, may authorise
or not companies for the performance of works.
The shall publicise copyright tariffs for the
performance of works in each theatre.

They may request the competent authority to
order the cancellation or the guarantee
mentioned in art. 48 of the Copyright Act.
      
            They shall also be entitled to
check that posters accurately state the titles
of works and the names of authors, to inspect
the number of tickets sold and the account
books, to collect royalties due to owners
of dramatic or musical works, not only from
public theatres but also from café-theatres,
choral societies, casinos and amateur societies
constituted in any form but in which pecuniary
monetary contribution mediates.
      
            The shall enjoy in theatres and music-
halls the same privileges, advantages and
rights granted to authors and owners where
where they reside but they shall only be
entitled to one single free first-class seat,
even when two or more works from their
repertoire are performed on the same night.
      
            Finally, they shall insist upon
precise compliance with the Copyright
Act and the Theatrical Regulations.
      
ARTICLE 119
      
            Civil Governors, and in places
where there is no Civil Governor, the Mayor
shall decide all issues arising from the
application of these regulations
between companies organising public
spectacles and authors, actors,
artists and their employees. Effect shall
be given to these decisions without
prejudice to future claims.
      
            Madrid, 3 September 1880.-
Approved by HM.- Lasala.
      
      



    








ARTICULO 116
      
            No podrán eximirse del pago de los
derechos de representación de las obras,
aunque el precio de entrada está compren-
dido en el consumo de los géneros que se
expendan en el establecimiento
      
ARTICULO 117
      
            Los liceos, casinos y sociedades de
aficionados constituidos en cualquier
forma en que medie contribución pe-
cuniaria, ó sea, el pago de una cantidad
que periódicamente ó de una vez
entreguen para el sostenimiento de los
mismos, quedan sujetos a las prescripciones
anteriores.
            Cuando las funciones de dichas so-
ciedades se verifiquen en los teatros pú-
blicos, pagarán iguales derechos a los fi-
jados para dichos teatros, y se atendrán a
todas las demás prescripciones que rigen para
los mismos.
      
ARTICULO 118
      
            Los editores ó administradores de obras
dramáticas y musicales ó sus representantes
son verdaderos apoderados de los propieta-
rios de las obras cerca de las empresas
teatrales y de las autoridades locales,
bastándoles para acreditar su personalidad
el nombramiento ó declaración de los
propietarios ó administrador
a quien representen.
            Estos editores ó administradores, como
representantes de los propietarios, darán ó
negarán a las empresas el consentimiento para
la representación de las obras.Harán conocer
la tarifa de los derechos de representación de
las mismas en cada teatro.

Podrán pedir a la autoridad competente la
suspensión ó la garantía de que habla
el artículo 49 de la Ley.
            Corresponde a los mismos cuidar de que
en los carteles se fije exactamente el título de
las obras y los nombres de los autores; inter-
venir las entradas de todo género y los libros
de contabilidad; percibir los derechos que
corresponden a los propietarios de obras
dramáticas o líricas, no sólo en los teatros
públicos, sino también en los cafés-teatros,
liceos, casinos y sociedades de aficionados,
constituidos en cualquier forma en que
medie contribución pecuniaria.
            Gozarán en los teatros ó salas destinadas
a espectáculos públicos de las mismas pree-
minencias, ventajas y derechos de los autores
y propietarios donde estos no residiesen,
pero sólo tendrán derecho en cada teatro a
un asiento de primer orden gratis, aunque
se representen en una misma noche dos
o más obras del repertorio que
administran.
            Exigirán, por último, el exacto
cumplimiento de la Ley de Propiedad
Intelectual y de los Reglamentos de teatros.
      
ARTICULO 119
      
            Los Gobernadores civiles, y donde estos
no residieren los Alcaldes, decidirán sobre todas
las cuestiones que se susciten sobre la
aplicación de este Reglamento entre las
empresas de espectáculos públicos y los
autores, actores, artistas y dependientes
de los mismos, cuyos acuerdos serán
ejecutados sin perjuicio de las
reclamaciones ulteriores.
            Madrid, 3 de septiembre de 1880.-
Aprobado por S. M.-Lasala.
      
      



    


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