Japan

Rights administered by the Collecting Society? Right held by virtue of a law or statute? Possible by law to have these rights cleared directly by the right holder without involving the Collecting Society?
Reproduction / copying rights Yes Yes No
Public performance rights Yes Yes No
Distribution rights / rights to issue copies to the public Yes Yes No
Rights to communicate to the public / make available over the internet Yes Yes No
Other rights  
  • Rights of screen presentation
Yes Yes No
  • Rights of translation or adaptation
No No No
  • Rights to rent
Yes Yes No
  • Right to publicly transmit (through Internet)
Yes Yes No


JASRAC trustors may make a choice in every three year to opt out their entrustment from JASRAC administration for Japan subject to 4 categories of rights; Performing rights, Mechanical rights, Lending rights and Publication rights, and for 7 categories of usage; Recording in films, Recording in videograms, Recording in game software, Recording for transmission of commercials, Broadcasting /cable broadcasting, Interactive transmissions and On-line Karaoke for business use.