Brazilian Ministry of Culture opens public consultations regarding copyright collection and information over the Internet The Brazilian Ministry of Culture has made available for public consultation two drafts of Normative Rulings that aim to establish (1) the rules for copyright collection on the Internet, and (2) the provision of information to collecting societies related to music in Brazilian movies and TV shows. The first proposed ruling on copyright collection over the Internet introduces four closed categories that describe ways in which protected works can be made available online, and identifies the copyrights and neighboring rights to be licensed by online service providers. The proposed ruling further considers music streaming as a form of public performance of music, and is therefore subject to license and related collection obligations imposed by the Brazilian Central Office for Collection and Distribution - the "ECAD". The proposed ruling is controversial, since there are court disputes currently under trial to determine whether or not music streaming can be considered as public performance. The second proposal aims to regulate a decree from June 2015 which sets forth the general obligation to provide collecting societies with complete lists of works, authors and amounts paid for the public performance of such works. The ruling sets forth specific rules for cinema companies, broadcasters and Pay TV distributors. For more information, please contact Flavia Rebello or Thais Carvalho.