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The rights arising from the Copyright Act are vested in the creator. It is the author who decides when, with what kind of claim, and to what extent his or her rights will be enforced. However, in addition to the authors themselves, other entities may also enforce all rights arising from the Copyright Act. The act specifies that such an entity is the licensee, insofar as it enforces its rights under an exclusive license agreement. In addition, copyright collectives (e.g. ZAIKS in Poland) may request remuneration and fees on behalf of the right holders.

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