If you make a work available for exploitation via the internet, you are basically responsible for the ensuing uses and must obtain the relevant authorisations. This applies mainly to so-called content providers (i.e. those responsible for the contents). It is possible that access providers, server or net hosts are also accountable – this is, however, legally controversial and depends on the circumstances.

For the simultaneous transmission of broadcasts and/or works via the internet (simulcasts), SSA can usually grant an authorisation for works of its repertoire directly in most cases.

Webcasts relate to programmes exclusively produced for the internet. Such rights for works of the SSA repertoire are managed on a case-by-case level. Uses on a request basis (“video-on-demand”) take place as part of a subscription or on a pay-per-use basis.
A model to manage the administration of this kind of use is currently being worked on by SSA.

Other possible forms of exploitation are:

  • businesses or private persons using protected works on their websites;
  • databases and archives providing access to protected works;
  • download and storage of works;
  • etc.