Copyright, in Europe also called authors´rights, is designed to give rights owners, exclusive rights to their work and performances. Their economic and moral interests are thus safeguarded.
Copyright for music users
Under the Copyright Act, the individuals who write music and lyrics - authors - are entitled to remuneration when their music is performed in public. You need the author's permission to play music at your place of business - permission is obtained via a music licence from STIM.
How should the copyright be split when a band writes songs together?
Protection against plagiarism and theft?
You or your music publisher is responsible for safeguarding against plagiarism, misrepresentation, theft or use of your music in contexts that could be considered offensive.
The new Act on the Collective Administration of Copyrights
The new Act on the Collective Administration of Copyrights will enforce changes in Stim's operations and statutes.
Q&A's regarding the Act on the Collective Administration of Copyrights
A new law will be introduced in Sweden on 1 January 2017. The law is based on an EU directive adopted in February 2014 and will enforce changes in Stim's operations and statutes.