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When a licence is necessary

Educational institutions are public places, therefore it shall be considered for what events and when a licence is necessary.

In activities directly connected to implementation of the curriculum and to functioning of the school, authors’ works can be used freely without procurement of a licence and without payment of royalties.


No licence is necessary to perform works during festive ceremonies organized by the educational institution: at graduation ceremony, badge party,  1st September event etc., or class parties, even with presence of parents. 


A licence shall be obtained for extra-curricular usages of works:


1) for public performance of protected authors’ works:


  • to play music in corridors during intervals, at the school’s entrance, at the dining room;
  • in concerts,
  • at dance parties, at discos,
  • at alumni parties,
  • at theatre performances; 


2) for reproduction and publishing;


3) for posting on the Internet.


In case of queries please contact AKKA/LAA via e-mail info@akka-laa.lv.

  • Musical works – (+371) 67506422 or 29191372
  • Films – (+371) 67506424 or 28361348
  • Dramatic, musical dramatic, choreographic and literary works – (+371) 67506132 or 22006650 
  • Paintings, photographs and other works of visual art – (+371) 67506133 or 26395939