In its work, KazAK is guided by the norms of the following Laws and regulations:

  • Constitution of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Civil Code, particularly the Section 5 — Intellectual property rights;
  • Tax Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan;
  • Law on Public Associations;
  • Law on Copyright and Neighboring Rights, as amended in 2004 and 2005.

    (Changes related to mainly the following: increased duration of copyright and neighboring rights in 50 years to 70 years, a reverse force of Law, the possibility of approval of Government of Kazakhstan of the minimum rates of royalties, the duty of persons who use facilities of Copyright Law to provide designated body of information about works and other information on its activities, the notion of bringing to the public, etc.)

    Among newly introduced changes and amendments to the Law on Copyright and Related Rights mainly significant provisions must be attributed to Article 46-1 «Accreditation of organizations administering economic rights on a collective basis» and Article 46-2 «Procedures of proceeding of accreditation of organizations managing property rights on a collective basis”. Under the provisions of these articles, the organization managing property rights of authors on a collective basis and collecting royalties are required to submit full details of their credentials received from authors and other rights holders, and on this basis to obtain a certificate of accreditation in the state authorized body. Accreditation is carried out by the authorized body on the basis of the commission’s decision on the accreditation of organizations for managing the rights of authors on a collective basis.

  • Government Decision on 20.10. 2004 «On approval of minimum rates of royalties for certain uses of works».

Also KazAK is guided by the rates of royalties and regulations adopted by the General Meeting of the authors — members of KazAK.