of March 6, 2003 No. 601-IV
About the state support of publishing case in Ukraine
This Law determines bases of the state support of publishing case in Ukraine, is directed to overcoming crisis in domestic book publishing and creating favorable conditions for its development.
In this Law the stated below terms and concepts are used in the following value:
grant - money (financial resources) provided on non-paid, interest-free and irretrievable basis to subjects of managing and physical persons by results of competitive selection for program implementation, projects, actions, and also for institutional support of subjects of publishing, irrespective of pattern of ownership;
government subsidy - the monetary assistance provided on non-paid and irretrievable basis by the Ukrainian institute of the book to the distributor of publishing products (book products) on cost recovery, determined by this Law;
the European canon of the Ukrainian literature - the works of the Ukrainian literature selected by the international advisory council answering to patterns and dynamics of the European literature;
the book edition - the edition which feature of material structure is the fastening of sheets in root with cover or frame. The book edition can be text, graphic, musical, cartographic;
book products - set of the book editions issued by the publisher (publishers) or intended to release.
specialized shop for trade in books - the kind of shop of retail trade specializing in sale of only or mainly book editions;
Other concepts and terms are used in this Law in the values determined by the legislation of Ukraine.
Publishing case as publishing component - the sphere of the public relations combining organizational and creative and production economic activity of legal entities and physical persons which are engaged in creation, production and distribution of book products.
Components of publishing case are the publishing activities, production and distribution of publishing products determined by the Law of Ukraine "About publishing" in the part concerning book editions.
The purpose of the state support of publishing case in Ukraine is:
recognition of spiritual function of the book in society;
satisfaction of spiritual, educational and cultural needs of the Ukrainian people by means of books;
providing state interests on protection of national information space;
assistance to increase in release of book products in Ukraine, to decrease in its cost and increase in competitiveness both in the domestic book market, and outside Ukraine;
updating and retrofitting of publishing and printing base of subjects of publishing and creating favorable conditions of their development.
Operation of this Law extends to the subjects of publishing performing the activities according to the Law of Ukraine "About publishing".
State policy in publishing case is based on recognition of spiritual, scientific and educational and cultural and creative function of the book in society and on the principles of respect for freedom in publishing case, counteractions of its monopolization, strengthening of material, organizational, legal and scientific basis of publishing case, guarantee of social and legal protection of his workers.
State policy in publishing case goes for support of development of national book publishing, satisfaction by means of books of spiritual, educational and cultural needs of citizens of Ukraine, including persons with sight violations.
State policy in publishing case according to effective objective is performed by tax, customs, currency and other types of regulation, and also by state supports of projects in the field of publishing case.
After accomplishment of the state order the contractor has the right to production for own means on the conditions defined by the author's agreement, the additional circulation of the edition issued according to the state order for filling of the book market and satisfaction of production requirements.
The relations in the field of publishing case are governed by the Constitution of Ukraine, the Economic code of Ukraine the laws of Ukraine "About publishing", "About information", "About copyright and the related rights", "About the state secret", this Law and other regulatory legal acts.
The Ukrainian institute of the book is public institution which treats the sphere of management of the central executive body providing forming of state policy in spheres of culture and arts (further - governing body), and performs the activities according to the charter which affirms governing body, and according to the Strategy of development of reading which affirms the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine.
The charter of the Ukrainian institute of the book is drafted with participation of public organizations in the field of culture, publishers and booksellers.
The purpose of activities of the Ukrainian institute of the book are:
book publishing support;
stimulation of translation activities;
promoting of the Ukrainian literature in the world.
The Ukrainian institute of the book performs activities on the basis of professionalism, transparency, accountability.
Executive body of the Ukrainian institute of the book is the director who is appointed by governing body by results of competitive selection.
At the Ukrainian institute of the book the supervisory board - special body which exercises supervision of activities of the Ukrainian institute of the book is effective, his officials and is effective within the powers provided by the law and the Charter of the Ukrainian institute of the book.
The Ukrainian institute of the book has the isolated property which is object of the right of state-owned property and is in its operational management. The Ukrainian institute of the book can place on current accounts in banks of public sector own means received as service fee, provided to them according to the main activities and also charitable fees and grants.
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