Hoteliers and other accommodation providers such as
boarding houses may soon have to pay copyright fees for TVs and
radios in guest rooms, in addition to concessionary fees.
The fees would be payable to copyright protection
bodies such as OSA, Dilia and Intergram, the official copyright
administrators approved by the regulator.
The new fees may be introduced if the respective
bodies approve amending the Copyright Act. It has passed in the
Chamber of Deputies and it will now be considered by the Senate. If
it passes, it will become law after execution by the President and
publication in the official Journal.