| Commentary

62 Japan: compensation for private recording

| Commentary

62 Japan: compensation for private recording

The Japan Copyright Act 1970 provides that any person who for the purpose of private use makes an audio or audio-visual recording on such a digital medium as specified by Cabinet Order by means of such digital recording scheme as specified by Cabinet Order is to pay a reasonable amount of compensation to the copyright owners concerned1.

The compensation is provided to be collected and distributed by two national designated associations, one established for the purpose of administering compensation in relation to audio recordings, the other established for the purpose of administering compensation in relation

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