REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                     
                                                                                
                               LAW                                              
                                                                                
                               ON                                               
                                                                                
         THE AMENDMENT AND SUPPLEMENT TO THE CIVIL CODE                         
                  OF THE REPUBLIC OF LITHUANIA                                  
                                                                                
                                                                                
     In relation  to the  Amendment of Chapter 4 and Chapter 5 of               
the Civil  Code of  the Republic  of Lithuania, the Seimas of the               
Republic of Lithuania resolves:                                                 
     to alter  Chapter 4  and Chapter  5 of the Civil Code of the               
Republic of Lithuania and to set them forth as follows:                         
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            CHAPTER 4                                           
                                                                                
                            COPYRIGHT                                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                         SUB-CHAPTER 45                                         
                                                                                
                       GENERAL PROVISIONS                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 515. Subject Matter of Copyright                                   
                                                                                
     Copyright  shall  be  applied  to  scientific,  literary  or               
artistic works  irrespective of  their form, purpose or value, as               
well as the method of reproduction.                                             
     Copyright shall  apply to  published or  unpublished  works,               
expressed in  any objective  form which  enables to reproduce the               
result of  the author's  creative activity (manuscript, technical               
drawing, painting, sculpture, photographic work, public speaking,               
report, public  performance, film-tape,  mechanical  or  magnetic               
recording, etc.). Copyright in a work shall not be related to the               
ownership of the material object in which the work is expressed.                
     "A work"  in copyright  shall  mean  a  result  of  person's               
intellectual activity.  The subject  of copyright  shall comprise               
the following categories:                                                       
     1)  verbal  works  (speeches,  lectures,  reports,  sermons,               
etc.);                                                                          
     2) written  works (literary  and scientific  works, diaries,               
letters, etc.);                                                                 
     3) dramatic  and dramatico-musical works, as well as musical               
compositions with or without words;                                             
     4) translations;                                                           
     5) scenarios, shooting scripts;                                            
     6)  films   for  display   at  cinema   and  on  television,               
videofilms, other  cinematographic,  audiovisual  or  radiophonic               
works, as well as radio and television programmes;                              
     7) choreographic works and pantomimes;                                     
     8) works  of painting,  sculpture, architecture, graphic and               
applied  decorative   art,  design,  as  well  as  illustrations,               
drawings, technical drawings, models, maquettes;                                
     9) plans,  sketches and  works of  plastic  art  related  to               
science and  engineering or  to staging  a dramatic or dramatico-               
musical work;                                                                   
     10) geographical, geological and other types of maps;                      
     11) photographic  works and  works expressed  by  a  process               
analogous to photography;                                                       
     12) works expressed with the help of mechanical, magnetic or               
other technical means of audio-visual recording;                                
     13) computer programmes and computer data basis; and                       
     14) other works.                                                           
                                                                                
     Copyright shall  apply to the works of photography and works               
expressed by a process analogous to photography provided that the               
author's name, place and time of publishing of the work have been               
indicated on every copy of the work.                                            
     Copyright shall  also be  applied to  the  works  which  are               
produced by  having made  use  of  other  works  (dramatizations,               
musical arrangements,  collections of literary or artistic works,               
encyclopaedias, anthologies, chrestomathies, reference books, the               
like).                                                                          
     Copyright shall not apply to:                                              
     1) official  documents (laws,  decisions  and  sentences  of               
courts, etc.);                                                                  
     2) official signs and symbols (flags, coats of arms, orders,               
banknote designs and the like); and                                             
     3) reports on miscellaneous events, news of the day, if such               
reports are of ordinary informatory nature.                                     
     The author  or his  successor in title may inform the public               
of his  rights by  using a  copyright notice  consisting  of  the               
following three  elements: the  letter C  in a circle or in round               
brackets (C),  the name  of the  author or his successor in title               
and the year of first publication of the work.                                  
                                                                                
     Article 516. Published Works                                               
                                                                                
     A work shall be considered as having been published if, with               
the author's consent, it has been published, displayed in public,               
transmitted on  radio  or  television,  or  by  any  other  means               
disseminated to an indefinite number of people.                                 
     Information about  the contents  of  a  work  shall  not  be               
considered as a work having been published.                                     
                                                                                
     Article 517. Copyright in Works Published on the Territory                 
               of the Republic of Lithuania                                     
                                                                                
     The author  or his  heirs irrespective of their citizenship,               
as well as other successors in title shall enjoy copyright in the               
works published  for the  first time  in  the  territory  of  the               
Republic  of  Lithuania  or  unpublished,  but  existing  in  any               
objective form in the territory of the Republic of Lithuania.                   
                                                                                
     Article 518. Copyright in Works Published Abroad                           
                                                                                
     Copyright in  the work  published  for  the  first  time  or               
existing in  any other  objective form abroad shall be recognized               
according  to   international  agreements   of  the  Republic  of               
Lithuania.                                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 519. Rights of the Author                                          
                                                                                
     The author  shall enjoy  the right  to  authorship,  to  the               
author's name,  to the  inviolability of  a work,  the  right  to               
dispose of a work, and the right to remuneration.                               
                                                                                
     The right  to authorship  is the  right to  call oneself the               
creator of a given work.                                                        
                                                                                
     The right  to the  author's name  is the  right to decide in               
which manner  the author's  name shall be indicated in connection               
with the  use of  the work  (the name  of the  author, pseudonym,               
without indicating the author's name - anonymously).                            
                                                                                
     The right  to the  inviolability of  a work  is the right to               
make or  to permit  to make  modifications in the contents and in               
the title  of his  work, in the manner of indicating the author's               
name, as  well as  to permit  illustrations, prefaces, forewords,               
concluding remarks,  commentaries or  any other explanations upon               
the publication of the work.                                                    
                                                                                
     The right to dispose of a work shall comprise:                             
                                                                                
     1) the right to publish or permit to publish a work;                       
     2) the  right to  reproduce and  distribute the  copies of a               
work;                                                                           
     3) the  right to  permit  to  perform  and  display  a  work               
publicly;                                                                       
     4) the  right to  permit to  make and  reproduce audiovisual               
recordings;                                                                     
     5) the  right to  permit  to  broadcast  a  work  by  radio,               
television, cable television and satellite;                                     
     6) the  right to  translate  and  permit  to  translate  and               
publish translations of a work in another language; and                         
     7) the right to adapt and permit to adapt a work and publish               
the adapted  work (dramatization, adaptation, arrangement and the               
like).                                                                          
                                                                                
     The author  shall be entitled to remuneration for the use of               
his  work   by  other   persons.  The   amount  of  the  author's               
remuneration for  the use  of his  work shall be determined by an               
agreement between the parties, unless otherwise provided by law.                
                                                                                
     Article 520. Protection of Inviolability of Works and the                  
               Author's Name during his Lifetime                                
                                                                                
     When a  work is being published, performed in public or used               
in  any   other  way,   it  shall   be  prohibited  to  make  any               
modifications in the work itself, in the title of the work and in               
the manner  of indicating  the name  of the  author of  the  work               
without the author's consent.                                                   
                                                                                
     It shall  be  prohibited  to  put  illustrations,  prefaces,               
forewords, concluding  remarks and  any other explanations into a               
work under publication without the author's consent.                            
     The  author's   consent  given  under  while  concluding  an               
author's contract may not be cancelled unilaterally.                            
                                                                                
     Article 521. Protection of Inviolability of Works after the                
               Author's Death                                                   
                                                                                
     The author  shall have  the right  to authorize a natural or               
legal person  to protect the inviolability of his works after his               
death in  the same procedure as the appointment of an executor of               
the  will   (Article  585).  The  said  person  shall  carry  out               
authorizations lifelong.                                                        
                                                                                
     In case  such a  reference is  missing, after  the  author's               
death the  inviolability of  his works  shall be protected by his               
heirs and  also by  the organizations  authorized by the State to               
protect the  author's rights.  The said  organizations shall also               
protect the  inviolability of  the works  in the cases when there               
are no heirs or the term of copyright has expired (Article 536).                
                                                                                
     Article 522. Joint Authorship                                              
                                                                                
     Copyright in  a work  created by  two or more persons (joint               
work) shall be enjoyed by the co-authors jointly, irrespective of               
whether such  a work  constitutes a  single  unitary  whole,  or,               
consists of  parts each of which have also an autonomous meaning.               
Each co-author  shall enjoy  copyright in  the part  of the joint               
work created by him and having an autonomous meaning.                           
     A part  of the  joint work  shall be  considered to  have an               
autonomous meaning  if it  can be used independently of the other               
parts of that work.                                                             
     Relations between  the co-authors  may be  determined by  an               
agreement between  them. In  the absence  of such  an  agreement,               
copyright in the joint work shall be exercised jointly by the co-               
authors and  the remuneration  shall be  distributed  among  them               
taking into  consideration the  creative contribution of each co-               
author. A  co-author may not refuse without reasonable grounds to               
give his  consent to  publish or  to use the work. Each co-author               
shall have  the  right  to  submit  claims  for  infringement  of               
copyright . He may claim damages only to all co-authors.                        
                                                                                
     Article 523. Copyright in Works Created in the Course of                   
               Employment                                                       
                                                                                
     The author  of a  work created  in the  course of employment               
shall enjoy personal non-property rights of the author.                         
     The right  to use  the work  only in the way set forth in an               
agreement shall belong to the person under the employment task of               
whose work has been created.                                                    
     The amount  of remuneration  for the use of the work created               
in the course of employment shall be specified in an agreement on               
the basis  of which the work has been created (author's contract,               
employment contract, additional agreements).                                    
     In case  the person  under the employment task of whose work               
has been  created gives  his consent,  the author may acquire the               
right to use the work. In such event the author shall be entitled               
to remuneration  according to  the agreements that he has entered               
into.                                                                           
                                                                                
     Article 524. Copyright of Legal Persons                                    
                                                                                
     In cases  and within  the restrictions determined by laws of               
the Republic of Lithuania, legal persons can be acknowledged as a               
subject matter of copyright.                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 525. Copyright in Periodicals and other Publications               
                                                                                
     Copyright   in    scientific   collections,    encyclopaedic               
dictionaries, journals  or other  collections as a whole shall be               
enjoyed by  the persons  who publish them on their own or through               
one of the publishing houses.                                                   
     Publishers shall  enjoy the right in polygraphic preparation               
and design  of works  (books, albums  and the like), prepared for               
printing and  published by  them. Without the publishers' consent               
no one  has the right to reproduce these published works by means               
of photography or by other means analogous to photography.                      
     Copyright in  works included into such published works shall               
be enjoyed  by the  authors of  the respective  works.  They  may               
dispose of the works belonging to them at their own discretion.                 
                                                                                
     Article 526. Copyright in Cinematographic Films and                        
               Television Films, other Audiovisual Works, Radio                 
               and TV Programmes                                                
                                                                                
     Copyright in  a cinematographic  film and television film or               
other audiovisual  work shall  be enjoyed  by its  author or  co-               
authors: director,  scriptwriter,  composer,  cameraman  and  set               
designer. Property  rights shall  be enjoyed by the producer of a               
cinematographic film  and television film or of other audiovisual               
work, unless  otherwise provided  in the  agreements between  the               
author and the producer.                                                        
     In this  Article "the  producer" shall  mean the  person who               
finances and  organizes the  production of a cinematographic film               
or television  film or other audiovisual work. The producer shall               
be entitled  to dispose  of a  cinematographic film or television               
film, or other audiovisual work produced by him, unless otherwise               
provided in  the agreement with the authors, and may indicate his               
name while using this work.                                                     
     The authors  of works  which have autonomous meaning and are               
used  in   a  cinematographic   film  and   television  or  other               
audiovisual work,  as well  as in a television or radio programme               
shall enjoy  copyright each  in his  own work  and may dispose of               
their works  at their own discretion irrespective of the use of a               
cinematographic film  and television  film, or  other audiovisual               
work, as well as of the use of a television or radio programme.                 
     Copyright in  radio and  television programmes  as  a  whole               
shall be  enjoyed  by  the  organizations  which  transmit  them;               
copyright in  the works  included in  these programmes  shall  be               
enjoyed by their authors.                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 527. Copyright of Compilers of Collections                         
                                                                                
     Copyright in the collections of works, that are not subject-               
matter of  copyright, such  as laws,  decisions of  courts, other               
official documents,  works of  folk art  the authors of which are               
unknown,  ancient   statements  and  monuments,  as  well  as  in               
collections of other works, which are not under the protection of               
copyright, shall be enjoyed by compilers of collections, provided               
that they have originally processed and systematized the material               
included in the collection.                                                     
     The same  right shall  be enjoyed by the natural persons who               
processed on their own separate works of the aforementioned kind.               
This right does not prevent other natural persons from publishing               
the same  works if  they systematize  and process  those works on               
their own.                                                                      
     The  compiler   of  a   collection  who   has  selected  and               
systematized the works protected by copyright may enjoy copyright               
in the  collection provided  that he has complied with the rights               
of the authors of the works.                                                    
                                                                                
     Article 528. Use of the Author's Work by other Persons                     
                                                                                
     Other persons  shall be  permitted to  use the author's work               
(including a  translation into  another language  with the aim to               
publish it)  only on the basis of an agreement with the author or               
his successor in title, except for the cases provided by laws.                  
                                                                                
     Article 529. Translation of a Work into Another Language                   
                                                                                
     Translation  of  a  work  into  another  language  with  the               
intention of making it available to the public shall be permitted               
only with the consent of the author or his successor in title.                  
     Following international  agreements, competent bodies of the               
Republic of  Lithuania may  permit to  translate works  into  the               
Lithuanian language.                                                            
                                                                                
     Article 530. Copyright of Translator                                       
                                                                                
     The translator shall enjoy copyright in the translation made               
by him.                                                                         
                                                                                
     Article 531. Author's Right to Remuneration for Use of his                 
               Work Translated into Another Language                            
                                                                                
     The  author  of  the  original  shall  enjoy  the  right  to               
remuneration for  the use  of his  work translated  into  another               
language in  all cases  with the exception of the cases specified               
in laws.                                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 532. Use of Author's Work without Consent of Author                
               and without Payment of Remuneration                              
                                                                                
     It shall  be permitted  without  the  author's  consent  and               
without payment  of remuneration, but obligatorily indicating the               
source and the name of the author if it appears thereon:                        
     1)  to   make  quotations  in  scientific  works,  works  of               
criticism and  educational publications from scientific, literary               
and artistic  works which  have been made available to the public               
in the  original language  or translated into another language to               
the extent justified by the purpose, as well as to use quotations               
from newspaper and magazine articles in press reviews;                          
     2) to  use the  published works as illustrations in teaching               
publications, radio and television teaching programmes, sound and               
visual  recordings   for  teaching   purposes  and  in  a  manner               
compatible with fair practice;                                                  
     3) to  reproduce by  the periodical press, to communicate to               
the public  by means  of radio,  television or  by other means of               
communication  articles   on  current   economic,  political   or               
religious  issues   which  have  been  published  in  newspapers,               
magazines, or  communicated to  the public  by means of radio and               
television, unless there is a specific prohibition to do so;                    
     4) to  reproduce in  the press,  in the cinema, by radio and               
television political  speeches delivered  in public  or  speeches               
delivered during legal proceedings;                                             
     5) to use works during legal and administrative proceedings;               
     6) to  communicate information  on  literary,  artistic  and               
scientific works,  made available to the public, in the press, by               
means of  cinema, radio,  and  television  (annotations,  essays,               
reviews and other documentary forms of information);                            
     7) to  use literary  and artistic  works directly  from  the               
places they  are being  performed or  exhibited to the public for               
the purpose  of displaying  information on  the events  in social               
life, surveys in the press, radio or television on current events               
provided such  use of  the  works  is  justified  by  informatory               
purpose and  when the  works are  used as  subsidiary informatory               
material;                                                                       
     8) to reproduce in libraries, for non-profit educational and               
scientific purposes,  short  passages  from  books  and  articles               
published in periodicals; and                                                   
     9) to  issue works  which have  been made  available to  the               
public, in  braille except  for works  which have  been specially               
created for such purposes.                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 533. Use of Work for Personal Needs                                
                                                                                
     It shall be permitted for personal needs to reproduce or use               
in any  other way  a work of another author made available to the               
public without  the consent  of the respective author and without               
payment of remuneration.                                                        
                                                                                
     Article 534. Use of a Work of Another Author in Order to                   
               Create a New Original Work                                       
                                                                                
     A person  who has  made use  of a  work of another author in               
order to  create a  new original  work shall enjoy copyright in a               
newly created work.                                                             
     This right  shall not serve as an obstacle for other persons               
to utilize the same work in order to create a new work.                         
                                                                                
     Article 536. Term of Copyright                                             
                                                                                
     Copyright shall extend for the entire life of the author and               
fifty years  after his  death. In  the case  of  pseudonymous  or               
anonymous works  (when the  name of the author is not indicated),               
the term  of protection  shall expire  fifty years after the work               
has been  made available to the public. In both cases the term of               
copyright shall run from the 1st of January of the year following               
the date  of the  author's death  or from  the date of making the               
work available to the public.                                                   
     When the  author of an anonymous or pseudonymous work leaves               
no doubt  as to  his identity or if the author of an anonymous or               
pseudonymous  work   discloses  his  identity  during  the  above               
mentioned period,  the term of the protection applicable shall be               
fifty years after the date of the author's death.                               
     Copyright shall be inheritable. The right to authorship, the               
author's  name   and  the  inviolability  of  a  work  cannot  be               
inherited.                                                                      
     Protection  of   authorship,  the   author's  name  and  the               
inviolability of the work shall be of unlimited duration.                       
                                                                                
     Article 537. Term of Copyright in Works of Joint Authorship                
                                                                                
     The term  of protection  of a work of joint authorship shall               
subsist for the life of every co-author and it may be inherited.                
     The heirs of every co-author shall enjoy copyright for fifty               
years from  the 1st  of January of the year following the date of               
the death of the last surviving co-author.                                      
                                                                                
     Article 538. Term of Copyright of Legal Persons                            
                                                                                
     The legal person shall enjoy copyright for fifty years after               
the work  has been  made available  to the public. In the case of               
reorganization of  the legal  person, copyright shall transfer to               
its successor  in title,  and in  the case  of dissolution of the               
legal person  property rights  shall transfer  to the persons who               
acquired them.                                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 539. Protection of Moral Rights of the Author                      
                                                                                
     In case  a work  has been  used without  a contract with the               
author or  his successors  in title  (Article  528),  or  if  the               
conditions for  the use  of a  work without  the consent  of  the               
author have not been complied with (Article 532), also in case if               
inviolability (Article  520) or  other moral rights of the author               
have been  violated, the  author or  his successor in title after               
the author's  death and other persons specified in Article 521 of               
this Code, are entitled to demand that the violated rights should               
be restored (by making appropriate corrections, publishing in the               
press  an   announcement  or  other  information  correcting  the               
infringement) or that the publication of the work be forbidden or               
its distribution be discontinued.                                               
                                                                                
     The infringer of copyright shall be obliged to recover moral               
damage the  amount of  which expressed in money is to be fixed by               
the court.  The amount  of compensation in every event should not               
be less  than five  hundred  Litas  and  should  not  exceed  ten               
thousand Litas.                                                                 
     The court  may order  that unlawfully reproduced copies of a               
work  be   confiscated  and  destroyed.  Technical  devices  used               
basically for illegal reproduction of works shall also be subject               
to legal seizure.                                                               
                                                                                
     Article 540. Protection of Economic Rights of the Author                   
                                                                                
     In case  the author  or his successor in title have suffered               
damages because  of violation  of the  author's  rights  (Article               
227), the  author or his successor in title shall enjoy the right               
to  demand   compensation  for   damages,  irrespective   of  the               
requirements specified  in Article 539 of this Code. In any case,               
all the  proceeds gained  or  that  were  to  be  gained  by  the               
infringer by illegal use of the work shall be reclaimed in favour               
of the  author or  his successor  in title.  Copies of unlawfully               
reproduced  work   may  be  transferred  to  the  author  or  his               
successors in title as a compensation for damages.                              
                                                                                
                                                                                
                         SUB-CHAPTER 46                                         
                       AUTHOR'S CONTRACTS                                       
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 543. Author's Contract                                             
                                                                                
     Other persons may use a work without making modifications to               
it or  by  adapting  it,  and  also  translate  it  into  another               
language, only  after they have made an agreement with the author               
or his  successors in  title, except  for the  cases specified in               
part 2 of Article 529 and Article 532 of this Code.                             
                                                                                
     Author's contracts may be of two types:                                    
     1) author's contract on the transfer of a work for use; and                
     2) author's contract on granting a license.                                
     Consistent with author's contract on delivery of a work, the               
author or  his successor  in title  shall deliver the work or the               
author shall  be obliged  to create  and deliver  it to the other               
person (contracting  party) in  an agreed  manner and by the date               
prescribed in  the contract,  whereas the contracting party shall               
be obliged  to use  the work  or to  commence the use of the work               
starting with the date prescribed in the contract, and to pay the               
remuneration to the author or his successor in title.                           
     By virtue  of author's  contract on  granting a license, the               
author or his successor in title gives other persons the right to               
use the  work, including  the right  to use  it  translated  into               
another language  or modified  under conditions  and by  the date               
prescribed in the contract, whereas the user of the work shall be               
obliged  to  pay  the  author  or  his  successor  in  title  the               
remuneration for  granting a license or for using the work in the               
manner provided for in the contract.                                            
                                                                                
     Article 544. Kinds of Author's Contracts on Granting the                   
               Right of Transfer of Authority to Use a Work                     
                                                                                
     The following  kinds of  contracts on  granting the right of               
transfer of authority to use a work are:                                        
     1) contract  on publication  or repeated  publication of  an               
original work (a publishing contract);                                          
     2) contract  on public  performance of  a work  (a producing               
contract);                                                                      
     3) contract  on use  of a  work in  a cinematographic  film,               
television or  video film  (a  script  contract),  radio  and  TV               
programme;                                                                      
     4) contract  on creation of a work of visual art (a contract               
on creation  of a  work of  fine  art,  architecture,  design  to               
order);                                                                         
     5) contract on use of a work of fine arts in industry; and                 
     6) other contracts on transfer of authority to use literary,               
scientific or artistic works in some other way.                                 
                                                                                
     Article 545. Form of Author's Contract                                     
                                                                                
     Author's contract has to be done in writing.                               
     The written form shall not be obligatory in making contracts               
on the  publication of  a work  in periodicals  and  encyclopedic               
dictionaries.                                                                   
                                                                                
     Article 546. Terms and Conditions of Author's Contract                     
                                                                                
     Author's contract shall prescribe:                                         
     1) exact methods and conditions of use of the author's work;               
     2) terms and order of delivery and approval of a work;                     
     3) amount of remuneration, term and order of payment; and                  
     4) other conditions determining mutual relations between the               
parties concerned.                                                              
                                                                                
     Article 547. Amount of Author's Remuneration under Author's                
               Contract                                                         
                                                                                
     The amount  of author's  remuneration  paid  under  author's               
contract shall be determined by an agreement between the parties.               
                                                                                
     Article 548. Delivery and Approval of a Work                               
                                                                                
     Consistent with author's contract on delivery of a work, the               
author shall  be obliged  to create a commissioned work under the               
terms and conditions determined by the contract and to deliver it               
to the contracting party by the date fixed in the contract and in               
the agreed order.                                                               
     The contracting  party shall be obliged to inform the author               
in writing  by the  date  fixed  in  the  contract,  whether  the               
delivered work  has been  approved  or  refused  on  the  grounds               
prescribed in  the contract.  The contracting  party may  request               
modifications to be made in the work, indicating the exact nature               
of the modifications under the terms and conditions prescribed in               
the contract. In case a statement in writing has not been sent to               
the author  by the  date fixed in the contract, the work shall be               
considered to be accepted by the contracting party.                             
                                                                                
     Article 549. Limitations of Use of the Work on which a                     
               Contract is made by a Third party                                
                                                                                
     Consistent with  author's contract on transfer of a work for               
use, the  author shall  not enjoy  the right to transfer the work               
referred to  in the contract or a part of it to a third party for               
the use in the same way as agreed upon in the contract or in some               
other way without the consent of the other party in written form,               
unless otherwise  provided in  the contract.  The term  for  such               
limitation shall  be determined  by the  contract. If the term is               
not specified  in the  contract, it shall be deemed to be 3 years               
in a  contract on  transfer of  a work  for use  and 5 years in a               
licencing contract.                                                             
                                                                                
     Article 550. Obligation of the Contracting Party to Use a                  
               Work                                                             
                                                                                
     Consistent with  author's contract on transfer of a work for               
use, the contracting party shall be obliged to use or to commence               
the use  of the  work in the manner and by the date stipulated by               
the contract.  Provided the term is not fixed in the contract, it               
shall be  2 years  starting with  the day  on which  the work was               
approved by the contracting party.                                              
                                                                                
     Article 551. Liability of Author for Violation of Contract                 
                                                                                
     The author  shall be  obliged to  return the remuneration he               
has received  by virtue of contract on transfer of a work for use               
in case  of cancellation of the contract by another party for the               
following reasons:                                                              
     1) the  author has  not delivered the work by the term fixed               
in the contract through his fault;                                              
     2) the  work created  by the author does not comply with the               
clauses  of   the  contract   or  the  work  has  been  fulfilled               
unconscientiously;                                                              
     3) the  author refused,  upon the request of the contracting               
party, to  make modifications due to the terms and conditions set               
forth in the contract;                                                          
     4) the author has violated the obligation to create the work               
in person; and                                                                  
     5) the  author has violated the provisions of Article 549 of               
this Code.                                                                      
     In case  another party rejected the work on the basis of the               
clauses prescribed  in the  contract (Article  543) and  did  not               
prove the  dishonesty of  the author  while  in  the  process  of               
creation in  court, the  whole amount  of  remuneration  received               
under contract shall be left to the author.                                     
                                                                                
     Article 552. Liability of the Contracting Party for                        
               Violation of Contract                                            
                                                                                
     If the  contracting party  does not use the work approved by               
him or does not commence the use of the work by the term fixed in               
the author's  contract, he  shall be  obliged, at the instance of               
the author,  to pay  the author  the whole amount of remuneration               
stipulated by  contract. In  this case the author shall enjoy the               
right to  cancel the  contract and  to claim  the return  of  the               
copies thereof  which  have  been  delivered  by  virtue  of  the               
contract. The  contracting  party  shall  be  relieved  from  the               
obligation to  pay the  author a  part of  the remuneration which               
would be  due to  the author after the use of the work commenced,               
if the  contracting party  proves that  he could not use the work               
because of circumstances relevant to the author.                                
                                                                                
     Article 553. Copyright and Ownership Right in a Work of                    
               Fine Art and in an Original of a Manuscript                      
                                                                                
     An author shall enjoy copyright in a work of fine art, or in               
the original  of a writer's or composer's manuscript to which the               
ownership right  is acquired  by another person. The author shall               
also enjoy  the inalienable  right in a share of proceeds of each               
resale of  original work,  provided that an antiquarian or a head               
of an  auction takes  part in  making  a  contract  of  sale  and               
purchase as  a buyer,  mediator or  valuer, and the sale price is               
not less  than five hundred Litas. A share due to the author of a               
work shall be 5% of the sale price of a work.                                   
     The author  shall enjoy  the right to request that the owner               
of the  work should give him a possibility to reproduce the work,               
unless otherwise provided for in the contract.                                  
     The owner  of the  work shall  enjoy the right to expose the               
work publicly  without a preliminary consent of the author unless               
such exposition  was prohibited  by the author while transferring               
the work.                                                                       
                                                                                
     Article 554. Protection of Interests of a Person Depicted                  
               in a Work of Fine Art                                            
                                                                                
     It  shall   be  permissible   to  publish,   reproduce   and               
disseminate a  work of  fine art  in  which  a  person  has  been               
depicted only  with the  consent  of  the  person  who  has  been               
depicted, and after his death with the consent of his children or               
spouse. In  case of  absence of a spouse or children, the parents               
of the  person shall  give their  consent.  The  consent  is  not               
necessary if  the person  who has  been depicted modeled or posed               
for remuneration.                                                               
                                                                                
     Article 555. Procedure for Use of Technical Schemes Made to                
               Order (in Architecture, Engineering, etc.)                       
                                                                                
     Technical  schemes   in  architecture,   engineering,  etc.,               
technical drawings  and drafts, made to order, may be utilized by               
a customer  for personal  needs, unless  otherwise provided  in a               
contract between the customer and the author.                                   
                                                                                
     Article 556. Author's Contract on Granting Licence to                      
               Translate a Work into Another Language or                        
               Transform It                                                     
                                                                                
     The conditions  of an  author's  contract  on  granting  the               
licence to  translate a work into another language or to create a               
derivative work  (including the  conversion of  a narrative  work               
into a  dramatic work  or a  scenario or  vice  versa)  shall  be               
determined by the parties while making the contract.                            
                                                                                
     Article 557. Execution of Author's Rights                                  
                                                                                
     Authors of literary, artistic and scientific works implement               
their rights  by entering  into agreements  with the users of the               
works. They  also may,  by  contract  of  assignment,  grant  the               
execution of  their rights to copyright protection organizations,               
legal or natural persons.                                                       
     Copyright protection  organizations  consistent  with  their               
statutes and contracts with authors shall:                                      
     1) enter  into agreements  with the third parties on the use               
of works;                                                                       
     2) agree  with the  users of  the works  on  the  amount  of               
remuneration, the terms and order of payment;                                   
     3)   collect    and   distribute   author's   remunerations,               
compensations and other payments; and                                           
     4) take remedies for infringement of author's rights.                      
     By virtue  of bilateral and multilateral agreements with the               
organizations   which   represent   foreign   authors   copyright               
protection organizations  shall implement  the rights  of foreign               
authors in  the territory  of the  Republic  of  Lithuania,  take               
remedies for infringement of their respective rights.                           
                                                                                
                                                                                
                            CHAPTER 5                                           
                                                                                
                         SUB-CHAPTER 47                                         
    RIGHTS OF STAGE-DIRECTORS, PERFORMERS, PRODUCERS OF SOUND                   
           AND VISUAL RECORDINGS (NEIGHBOURING RIGHTS)                          
                                                                                
                                                                                
     Article 558. Subjects of Protection                                        
                                                                                
     The rights  of  stage-directors,  performers,  producers  of               
sound and  visual recordings  specified in  this Article shall be               
under protection unless this violates the rights of authors whose               
works are being performed.                                                      
     A stage-director  shall be a person who stages a performance               
of theatre,  ballet, opera,  circus, puppet,  variety art or some               
other.                                                                          
     A performer  shall be  an actor,  conductor, singer  or some               
other person,  who performs  literary or artistic work, circus or               
puppet show item.                                                               
     The producer  of sound  and visual  recordings  shall  be  a               
natural or  legal person  who with the help of technical devices,               
first fixes  stage productions, the sound or image, the sound and               
image of  the works  being performed, on material objects for the               
purpose of use and distribution of the said recordings.                         
                                                                                
     Article 559. Moral Rights of Stage-Directors and Performers                
                                                                                
     Stage-directors and  performers shall  enjoy  the  right  to               
author's name,  the authorship right to the stage production, and               
performance of works.                                                           
     These rights are inseparably connected to the personality of               
the director  or performer;  they cannot  be transferred to other               
persons and are effective for an unlimited period of time.                      
     After the  death of  the  stage-director  or  performer  the               
protection of  moral rights  shall  be  executed  by  his  heirs,               
respective public and state organizations and by society.                       
                                                                                
     Article 560. Recording of Stage-Production or Performance                  
               of other Work, Use and Broadcast of Recording                    
                                                                                
     It shall  be permitted to record the image, sound, image and               
sound of a stage-production or performance of other work with the               
help  of  technical  devices  in  order  to  use,  reproduce  and               
distribute them  later, likewise  to broadcast a stage-production               
or performance  of other  work, including  the recording of them,               
over radio, television, cable or satellite system of transmission               
only with the consent of the stage-producer or performing artist.               
     In  case  a  work  is  performed  by  a  collective  (choir,               
ensemble, orchestra,  group of actors, etc.) the authorization to               
broadcast the  work, to  make recordings  of  it,  reproduce  and               
distribute the  recordings shall  be given by the stage-director,               
conductor, soloist,  representatives of  the  collective  or  the               
leader of  the group. The acquisition of such consent constitutes               
an agreement  in written  form, which provides for the conditions               
for the use of recordings and for the agreed remuneration.                      
     If a performer performed or a stage-director directed a work               
in the  course of  employment, the conditions for the production,               
use, reproduction, distribution of recordings shall be determined               
by the employment contract and other additional contracts.                      
     No special  permission shall  be required  to broadcast  the               
recording of  a stage-production  or performance  of other  work,               
which has  been made  with the  aim to  transmit over  the radio,               
television, cable  or satellite television, provided that this is               
specified in  an  agreement  concluded  by  a  stage-director  or               
performer concerning  the  recording  of  a  stage-production  or               
performance of other work.                                                      
                                                                                
     Article 561. Rights of Producers of Sound and Visual                       
               Recordings                                                       
                                                                                
     The producers of sound and visual recordings shall enjoy the               
right to give permission for the use of their recordings, for the               
broadcast  of   the  recordings  over  radio,  television,  cable               
television, satellite systems, for the public reproduction of the               
recordings for distribution.                                                    
     If a  recording is  lawfully distributed  through the  trade               
network it shall be permissible to use such a recording in public               
places,  except   for  theatre   performances.   In   this   case               
remuneration must  be paid  to the  producer of the recording, to               
the stage-director  and to  the  performers.  The  rates  of  the               
remuneration and the procedure for payment shall be determined by               
a  joint   agreement  among   creative  organizations,  copyright               
protection organizations  and the  Ministry  of  Culture  of  the               
Republic of Lithuania.                                                          
     The producer  of sound  and visual recordings may inform the               
public of  his rights by marking every copy of the recording with               
the symbol  P in  a circle,  accompanied by the year of the first               
publication of  the recording  and by the name of the producer of               
the recording.                                                                  
                                                                                
     Article 562. Duration of Rights of Stage-Directors,                        
               Performers and Producers of Sound and Visual                     
               Recordings                                                       
                                                                                
     Economic rights of stage-directors, performers, producers of               
sound and  visual recordings  (Articles 559 and 560) shall extend               
for the  time of  50 years and beginning from the end of the year               
in which  the recording  was produced or broadcast, and the right               
to the stage-production or performance of other work which is not               
fixed in sound or visual recordings beginning from the end of the               
year in  which the  stage-production  or  other  work  was  first               
performed in public.                                                            
                                                                                
     Article 563. Limitations on Rights of Stage-Directors,                     
               Performers, Producers of Sound and Visual                        
               Recordings                                                       
                                                                                
     It shall  be permissible  without the  consent of the stage-               
director, performer,  producer of  sound and  visual recording to               
use lawfully  produced  recordings  or  excerpts  from  them  for               
educational, scientific,  informatory purposes  or  for  personal               
needs.                                                                          
                                                                                
     Article 564. Execution of Rights                                           
                                                                                
     Stage-directors, performers,  producers of  sound and visual               
recordings may execute their rights in the procedure provided for               
in Article 557.                                                                 
                                                                                
     Article 565. Protection of Rights                                          
                                                                                
     In  case  the  rights  of  stage-directors,  performers  and               
producers of  sound  and  visual  recordings  are  violated,  the               
remedies for  the protection  of rights  provided for in Articles               
539 and 540 of this Code shall be applied.                                      
                                                                                
     Article 566. Rights of Foreign Directors, Performers,                      
               Producers of Sound and Visual Recordings                         
                                                                                
     The rights of foreign directors, performers and producers of               
sound and  visual  recordings  to  recordings  made  outside  the               
borders of the Republic of Lithuania shall be under protection in               
the territory  of the  Republic  of  Lithuania  pursuant  to  the               
agreements concluded by the Republic of Lithuania.                              
                                                                                
     I promulgate  this Law  passed by the Seimas of the Republic               
of Lithuania.                                                                   
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
                                                                                
ALGIRDAS BRAZAUSKAS                                                             
President                                                                       
of the Republic                                                                 
                                                                                
Vilnius                                                                         
17 May 1994                                                                     
                                                                                
No. I-459                                                                       
                                                                                
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