If you make a Intellectual property creation in literature and art (as well as computer programmes) exhibiting an individual and therefore unique character. Said individual character is the prerequisite that a work can be protected.... 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 (Simultaneous, unaltered and unabridged transmission of radio and TV broadcasts via internet....), SSA can usually grant an authorisation for works of its Entirety of works of a certain administration category directly in most cases.
Webcasts relate to programmes exclusively produced for the internet. Such rights for works of the SSA Entirety of works of a certain administration category 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;