Law of Ukraine

“On Distribution of Copies of Audiovisual Works, Phonograms Videograms, Computer Software, Databases”

Date of Entry into Force:
April 26, 2000

This Law determines labeling with control stamp of packaging of copies of audiovisual works, phonograms, videograms, computer software, databases.

Control stamps on the packaging signify observance of copyright and (or) related rights and entitle to the right to distribute copies of audiovisual works, phonograms, videograms, computer software, databases.

That is why it is prohibited to disseminate on the territory of Ukraine, import to or export from the customs territory of Ukraine copies of non-labeled copies of audiovisual works, phonograms, videograms, computer software, databases - subject to labeling with control stamps according to this Law.

At the same time, the Law determines cases, when copies of audiovisual works, phonograms, videograms, computer software, databases are not subject to labeling with control stamps.

Labeling is performed by means of sticking a control stamp on the packaging of each copy of audiovisual works, phonograms, videograms, computer software, databases.
Control stamp is a self-adhesive holographic sign, outer side of which has special holographic protection. However, the technology for producing control stamps shall ensure their one-time use. Cost of one control stamp shall total USD 0.03.

Labeling with control stamps is performed before distribution of copies on Ukrainian territory.

Copies are labeled by:
  • importer - after customs clearance on Ukraine's territory;
  • exporter - before their customs clearance for transportation over Ukraine's customs border or transfer to a foreign counteragent at the customs territory of Ukraine.

Внимание! Информация устарела из-за того, что этот раздел временно не обновляется!


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