Association on management of audiovisual rights «ARMA-Ukraine» in cooperation with some rightsholders, telecommunication providers and websites administrators offers a new solution to the Ukrainian audiovisual market regarding legalization of video content in the Internet.

Association “ARMA-Ukraine” addressed with appropriate question to ukrainian TV channels, its distributors and to State Service of  Intellectual Property of Ukraine for clarification of the situation regarding royalty payments by program service providers.

October, 22 the Association “ARMA-Ukraine” obtained a mandate and appropriate authority to collect fees for the use of audiovisual works via cable retransmission from french rightholders through ANGOA

Considering the above Association “ARMA-Ukraine” has began to monitor french audiovisual works which have been used in ukrainian cable networks and apply to TV channels and providers to settle the question concerning the usage of mentioned works and remuneration payments.

October 17, 2013 The Association “ARMA-Ukraine” on behalf of all its members and public organizations of Ukrainian and foreign authors and rightholders in audiovisual field, appealed to U.S. Ambassador in Ukraine Jeffrey P.Payett to support the democratic process directed on further strengthening of intellectual property rights, improving the country image in mentioned issues before the international community.

October 3, 2013 Association on management of audiovisual rights “ARMA – Ukraine” took part in the general meeting of members of the Association”Ukrtelemerezha”.

Association “ARMA-Ukraine” has received the information from American and European studios – audiovisual rightholders, including BUENA VISTA INTERNATIONAL INC (Walt Disney), METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC, MIRAMAX FILM NY, LLC about the rights for the retranslation of audiovisual works in cable (telecommunicate) networks in the territory of Ukraine.

At the meeting of the General Assembly of the International Confederation of Authors and Composers Societies (CISAC) held June 6, 2013, decided to join it  the All-Ukrainian Public Organization “Cinema”, that represents the Ukrainian authors in audiovisual sphere, namely directors, screenwriters,

The Association of producers of Ukraine, National Union of cinematographers of Ukraine and All-Ukrainian public organization “Cinema” applied to the leaders of party fractions and relevant committee of Ukrainian Supreme Soviet (hereinafter -Verkhovna Rada) to protect the intellectual property rights of members of Ukrainian audiovisual and cinematographic market. 

June 20, 2013 The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, chaired by the Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine Mr. Gryshchenko, held a meeting during which were discussed acute problems in activity of collective management organizations, who represent the interests of the subjects of copyright and related rights.

The main issues were raised concerning the following:

During the period from May 28 to June 1, 2013 Association "ARMA-Ukraine" took part in the Joint Forum of pay TV industry, held in Alushta (Crimea).